Multi-MIDI Channel Outputs in Ableton Live?
I found out about UNIFY from a comment in this YouTube video, and I am really grateful for that!
But I am overwhelmed with all the options in UNIFY and I cannot figure out how I could use it with InstaComposer from W.A. Production, in a similar way as what is explained in the above-mentioned video.
I have read the part mentioning InstaComposer in the Unify Manual (Latched MIDI playback 1: Third-party MIDI plug-ins), but that does not clarify how to get Multi-MIDI channel outputs to Ableton Live.
Can someone please point me to a video or a place in the Unify Manual that would explain this to a newbie like me?
The current version of Unify does not have any MIDI outputs. You can use InstaComposer to generate MIDI to send to other plug-ins inside Unify, but there is currently no way to send the generated MIDI out to Ableton Live.
@getdunne That is what I thought, so thanks for clarifying that!
I still need to find some time to sit down and study how to do that, but any hints on where I could start (reading or video) would be appreciated.
MIDI routing is very basic to Unify's design. I'd suggest you start by reading these pages in the online manual:
- Getting started with Unify: Overview
- In particular, have a good look at the Signal Flow section, which has a nice diagram of how MIDI and audio are routed inside Unify.
- Tour of the layer-stack view
- Basic patch recipes
- This is where you found the example for using InstaComposer already.
You need to think in terms of putting one instance of Unify onto one track in your DAW, and then loading all the plug-ins you need to use to create that track's audio, into that Unify instance, and do all MIDI/audio routing among those plug-ins inside Unify. It may take a while to get used to this new way of thinking, but once you do, it will quickly become second nature.
Also have a look at this recent YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJhsqeWY94M
@getdunne Thank you so much! I can't wait to get working on this!
And thanks to everyone who has been a part of developing Unify! 😊