I’ve been trying to incorporate a Prophet 6 editor/librarian VST plugin into one of my racks. It allows me to send/receive patches from my Prophet 6, manage banks etc. In the plugin’s setup you have to specify the MIDI in/out ports that connect to the Prophet 6, from a list of ports MIDI ports.
The problem is that these ports appear to be exclusively locked by Cantabile, so the plugin doesn’t work. I can disable those ports in Cantabile’s Tools → Options → MIDI Ports, and then it works, but I need those ports enabled in Cantabile so I can send program changes to the Prophet, or use the Prophet’s keyboard as a MIDI controller.
The Prophet editor plugin doesn’t see “internal” ports in Cantabile, so I can’t just set up routings within Cantabile to hook the plugin up to the Prophet ports - it only sees the actual hardware ports.
Any idea how I can set up these MIDI ports so that they can be used both by Cantabile as normal, but also by this plugin? I was wondering if there was some clever trick I could use using loopMIDI or similar, but haven’t had any success yet - the loopMIDI ports seem to be also locked by Cantabile.