I’m trying to switch instruments using a slider on my controller rather than buttons. I’ve been able to do this in Ableton Live using what they call a chain selector.
I have on instance of Kontakt setup with 3 solo instruments, say, violin, flute, and horn all on separate channels within the Kontakt plugin. I have 1 omni midi signal going into the plugin, but routed as follows:
omni --> 1 (violin)
omni --> 2 (flute)
omni --> 3 (horn)
I want to toggle through each instrument using CC9 on my controller, such that value 0 turns OFF all instruments (sending no signal to Kontakt), and such that values 1 through 50 trigger violin, values 51 to 100 trigger flute, and values 101 to 127 trigger horn.
I’ve spent 3 days trying to figure this out. But I’m a new user, and so there is probably an easy way to do this.
I’m trying out Cantabile before buying it. I had been using Ableton, and I have successfully replicated my whole Ableton keyboard setup on Cantabile, except for this last thing. If I can figure out how to switch between loaded instruments in a plugin via a slider, I’m taking the plunge into Cantabile for good.
(Also, I’m trying to avoid using song states, or using keyswitches. I really just want to use the slider to change the channel within the plugin that the midi signal is being routed to).