Want to wipe the dust of your hardware synth and use it within renoise? You could if renoise was able to allow VST instruments to communicate via MIDI to and from your MIDI interface to and from your MIDI outboard gear.
The method for setting up a ctrlr vst/au instance within any DAW is as follows:
1. Disable the midi ports of the machine you want to control in your DAW.
2. Load ctrlr VST (or the ctrlr exported VST) into your DAW.
3. Select the MIDI Out Device connected to your synth in the VST's menu.
4.Click Input from plugin host‚ and Output to plugin host under the MIDI menu. Both these items should appear in the MIDI menu with a check mark next to them.
5.Additionally you must enable Plugin Host-> Output Device under MIDI, MIDI Thru (In the VST's Menu) in order for MIDI to go from the DAW to your synth connected to the MIDI Output Device you select in step 3 above.
Guys I really do not intend to be a pest but there has been no reply from any renoise dev to this request and I am severely confused as to why this has not been replied to with any weight or substance.
Is the request not understood? Do renoise devs assume no renoise users own or use outboard gear? I really don't think that's the case.
I really really hate making comparisons to other DAWs as I know it gets people in a tizzy but currently renoise is the only DAW I own which does not allow ctrlr VSTs to operate as a plugin to handle triggering notes and automating parameters of outboard gear.
Besides renoise, I own and operate: Live, Cubase, Sonar, Reaper, FL, Audiomulch, Studio One, EnergyXT, Tracktion and about dozen other software sequencers. EVERY single one listed works with ctrlr as a VST.. Renoise is the only exception even as of the 3.0 beta.
None of the aforementioned sequencers require any special instrument MIDI settings within the DAW - The only pre-requisite is that the MIDI port be disabled within the DAW so it is available to the ctrlr VST loaded as an instrument.
Many thanks for taking the time to look this over and consider. This has been posted in one form or another several times in several other threads over the course of several years and has garnered support from those who understand what is being talked about.
Any questions as to what the hell I'm asking for please by all means ask me to elaborate and I'd be more than happy to explain.
wtf is ctrlr?
Edited by mSepsis, 18 January 2014 - 09:53.