Hope the title is comprehensible enough. Anyway, hey everyone.
I’m currently working on a new setup.
The setup consists of a low-end laptop ( AMD E2 APU @ 1.6Ghz, 4 GB RAM ) running a slimmed-down and optimized version of Windows 10 Home, which auto-starts into Renoise at boot.
A basic USB-Interface is connected for better sound-output and seperate Left/Right jacks to run into a mixer of choice. And, for live-performance, a USB-midi-keyboard is connected also.
In this live-scenario, I do not use Renoise for anything but the VSTi’s and some effects I use (internal, and vst plugins).
I would like to use Renoise as a live-performance VSTi Host (I tried other VST-Hosts, but frankly, Renoise is just my preferred DAW/Host in the end) for VSTi-Synths and / or sampled VSTi’s. Now, that by itself is not the problem, the problem is actually having a good MIDI-setup for each individual VSTi without having to reconfigure it per Patch, or per Instrument.
How I would normally go about configuring the MIDI-controls on my MIDI-Keyboard is to first load in the VSTi, then the Instr. Automation meta-device. With that setup to the parameters I would like to control with my MIDI-Keyboard, I would start MIDI mapping, using MIDI MAP.
And here is the crux: That works if I have only one instrument or patch in the entire project. But it’s very likely that I’ll need to switch between instruments.
I COULD map them all in the same project all at once, thus having some MIDI-controls mapped to more than one Instr. Automation, but I don’t want to modify the MIDI-parameters on an instrument whilst using another.
TL;DR: How do I set up the MIDI-Keyboard so that I can switch between patches or even entire instruments without having to reconfigure the MIDI-inputs everytime?
I’d love to be able to just open a Renoise file for a specific track I’d play with my band and have it all laid out, just having to switch to the next instrument or patch for different passages in the current track.
I hope you guys can point me in the right direction here. I’d even settle for a Renoise-plugin if there is one out there for this purpose.