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 Post subject: Softube Console 1 (partial) Track Follow
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:38 am 

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Softube Console 1 is pretty sweet but Ableton Live doesn't support track follow.

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http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device.php?id=5055

(I posted this originally in a feature request thread but decided to give it it's own topic here).

Console 1 Track Follow Device :)

I like using Softube Console 1 when I do my final mix but unfortunately Ableton Live doesn't support track follow for the Console 1.

Ableton Live supports:
*Automatic Track Number
*Automatic Track Name

This device allows limited track follow for Ableton Live and Console 1.

"Console 1 Track Follow" allows Ableton Live to follow Console 1 but Console 1 will "NOT" follow Ableton Live.

**FEATURES**

*Select track buttons on Console 1 hardware controller will select the corresponding Ableton Live track Number

*Page up and down buttons will let you select more than 20 tracks in Ableton Live (up to 1000 pages can be selected).

*Shift button on hardware temporarily disconnects the Select Track buttons to allow you to choose shift settings or load other channel strips without accidentally changing the track.


** How to use it:

Ableton Live MIDI Preferences:

Console 1 MIDI Input:
"Track" = ON
"Sync" = OFF
"Remote"= OFF

Console 1 MIDI Output:
"Track" = OFF
"Sync" = OFF
"Remote"= OFF

Drop 1 instance of Console 1 Track Follow on an empty MIDI track.
Set the "MIDI From" drop down menu to Console 1
Set the Monitor Switch on the channel to "In".

Make Sure every track in Ableton Live is named:
"# Track name"
This makes sure the track gets an automatic number.

Add Console 1 plugins to every Instrument/Audio Track.

Now when you select a track from the Console 1 controller, Ableton Live will follow the track selection!


**Planned/Attempted Future Features**

* Select/Follow Send/Return Tracks in some way
* Select/Follow Master Track
* Fix issue of Navigating OSD menus with the page up/down buttons
* Other things I can't think of right now that "are" possible with limited Softube Support.



**KNOWN ISSUES**

*Tracks can be selected regardless of whether or not there is a Console 1 plugin on the track.

*Because of the page up and down functionality the page up and down buttons cannot be used to select new menu devices such as channel strips or settings options. --Use the Volume/Select Knob instead.

*Control is only one way because of limited information from Softube. The physical controls send SysEx data (which is how I was able to tap into the controls) but communication is with the plugin(s) and hardware are done through some sort of local network communication. I'm not sure if I can hack it to work like the "supported" DAW's can so just assume this is all the functionality you get for now (Until Ableton decides to officially support it).

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