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dommel
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August 4, 2020 12:59 pm  

Hello , i am new to Unify but i find it interesting to create new sounds with my vst arsenal. One issue that bothers me is how to record on the DAW one unify patch containing many layers in separate midi channels for each layer (i use cubase) so they could be further manipulated. Thanks for your answer and sorry if it has been asked before.


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getdunne
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August 4, 2020 1:05 pm  

@dommel

You can set each Unify layer to respond to a different MIDI channel; see https://pluginguru.net/unify/manual/doku.php?id=layer-stack-view#midi_controls . The item to change is called MIDI input channel, which defaults to "ALL", but you can change it to e.g. 1, 2, ... , 16.

 


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SSquared
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August 4, 2020 7:37 pm  

@dommel  What exactly are you trying to do?  Sorry, there are a lot of questions.

  • Do you already have a Unify patch/layer setup with multiple MIDI Channels?
  • Are you wanting to control each layer separately based on MIDI Channel?  For example, a bass on MIDI Channel 1, pad on MIDI Channel 2, some lead on MIDI Channel 3.
    •  Do you want to record each part to separate tracks?
    • Do you want to control these from a single master keyboard controller?  From separate MIDI keyboards assigned to different MIDI Channels?
  • Are you wanting the entire patch to play as an entire whole (the full layer at once) and record that to a single track?

I don't know Cubase very well at all.  I tried using it as it came bundled with my Yamaha keyboard, but it did not seem to handle multiple MIDI channels very well which is very important to me, so I never got too far with it.

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dommel
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August 4, 2020 11:53 pm  

Thanks both for your feedback. I wanted to record each part to separate tracks while i am playing with Montage as a midi keyboard. But after some experimentation i think i found it.

In case for cubase interested users it works like that: you make duplicate tracks of unify in cubase (for instance if unify has 3 layers) you make three unify tracks. In unify you change the midi input channel of each layer to 1 for the first, 2 for the second , 3 for the third. Then you go to Cubase and you change for each track only the channel , for track 1 will be channel 1, for track 2 will be channel 2 and for track 3 channel 3. You just make sure you press edit instrument  tab so each instance of unify (there should be 3 in cubase as we said before) should have the same sequence in midi input channel (1-2-3). If a layer has blue arp as a midi effect you also change its midi input channel from ALL to the number that corresponds to the layer you use in the arpergiator. And thats all, hope it helps.


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getdunne
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August 5, 2020 1:50 am  

@dommel

Thank you for sharing the instructions about Cubase!


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SSquared
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August 5, 2020 10:18 am  

@dommel That's great.  Glad you figured it out.  Thanks for sharing.

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dommel
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August 5, 2020 10:35 am  

You re welcome thank you all for your support


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