Can I make a midi track receive midi-notes exclusively when selected?
So I'm a keyboard player in a live band and moving to soft-synth from traditional motif/triton type hardware synths. I've set up a midi track for each song in our set list and loaded the plugins I use for each song. and I use my new Novation Launchkey as the control surface to move horizontally across midi tracks for each song in our set list. I use two keyboards live so the top one is set to midi-channel 1 and the bottom one to midi-channel 2.
So for example song one is on midi-track 1 and I use a piano plugin. Song 2 is on midi track 2 and I use a rack with a couple of plugins being used, etc etc. I have 50 odd songs, so 50 odd midi-tracks.
I can solo each selected midi-track so that only the sound from that midi-track will play. However because I've got all the midi-tracks accepting note information on midi channel 1 or 2 they are all 'silently playing' sounds and understandably my CPU usage goes through the roof and the sound glitches.
Is there a way I can set up Ableton so that when I select a midi track (song) the midi note information from my keyboard is exclusive to that midi channel so that the other tracks don't actually register a sound on the track volume?
Or am I going to have use different midi channels across the 50 tracks to balance the load? I don't want to have to do that as it will mean I have to change the midi-channel on the controller for each song (and as I use two boards it means it might get complicated). Any ideas?
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