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Controlling plug-ins on Return Tracks

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:33 pm
by SoundsMagic
Hi all!

I'm working on an exciting setup involving ClyphX Pro and TouchOSC, where I'm trying to control everything from my iPad. I've managed to change presets on my VST instruments with Program Changes, but now I would like to change presets on the plug-ins sitting in the Return Tracks. Since those tracks don't have any MIDI inputs and lack the ability to have clips on them, does anyone have any idea on how they can be controlled?

Thanks!

/John

Re: Controlling plug-ins on Return Tracks

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:26 pm
by miyaru
Automation lanes in arrangement mode?

Re: Controlling plug-ins on Return Tracks

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:54 pm
by SoundsMagic
miyaru wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:26 pm
Automation lanes in arrangement mode?
Thanks for the input! Hm, haven't worked a lot with the automation, but can it be used to change presets on the return track plug-ins even when Ableton is not playing? I'm using mainly OSC commands to trigger ClyphX Pro actions, but so far I've only worked in Session Mode since this is meant to function even without backtracks or other functions that requires Ableton to be playing.

Re: Controlling plug-ins on Return Tracks

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:34 am
by miyaru
I don't use that, so I really don't know - the only thing I know and use is automation lanes in arrangementview....... sorry I can't help you any further. :oops:

Re: Controlling plug-ins on Return Tracks

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:38 am
by S4racen
Route the Return tracks audio back to a session track and place the plugins there...

Cheers
D

Re: Controlling plug-ins on Return Tracks

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:14 pm
by SoundsMagic
S4racen wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:38 am
Route the Return tracks audio back to a session track and place the plugins there...

Cheers
D
Oooh... Hehe... This is why a forum is a great thing. You can point out to each other that the problems you're facing isn't always problems... :) Thanks D for the simple solution, kind of annoying that I didn't think about that!! :D

Re: Controlling plug-ins on Return Tracks

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:15 pm
by SoundsMagic
miyaru wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:34 am
I don't use that, so I really don't know - the only thing I know and use is automation lanes in arrangementview....... sorry I can't help you any further. :oops:
No worries Miyaru! I'm thankful that you took the time to respond and share your knowledge!

Re: Controlling plug-ins on Return Tracks

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:46 am
by S4racen
SoundsMagic wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:14 pm
S4racen wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:38 am
Route the Return tracks audio back to a session track and place the plugins there...

Cheers
D
Oooh... Hehe... This is why a forum is a great thing. You can point out to each other that the problems you're facing isn't always problems... :) Thanks D for the simple solution, kind of annoying that I didn't think about that!! :D
No worries, I do use MAxforLive devices for this kind of thing for added functionality but sometimes the simplest solutions are the best...

Cheers
D