Can you 'name' midi notes in the piano roll?

Can you 'name' midi notes in the piano roll?
Using impulse and drum racks adds names automatically, so can you add names/mappings when using plug-ins such as battery, guru or punch?


johnwhy 1 year ago | 0 comments

2 answers

  • snugsound
    6 answers
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    2 votes

    To my knowledge there is no way to name notes on the regular chromatic piano roll, but I can think of a workaround. It's a bit kludgey and may have performance implications, but I just tried it (with Addictive Drums) and it does work:

    • Load your VST plug-in in a new MIDI track
    • Create a separate MIDI track and add a "Drum Rack" device
    • For each note you'd like to map in your plug-in: load an "External Instrument" device into an empty Drum Rack slot. For "MIDI To", choose the channel containing the VST.
    • "Audio From" will depend on your plug-in. If it supports separate outputs for each sample then you're in luck. If it only supports one output then you'll likely want to mute the Drum Rack entirely and let the audio pass through the MIDI track containing the plug-in.

    You can now rename all the slots from "External Instrument" to something more appropriate, and the names will appear in the piano roll.

    Good luck :)

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    1 vote

    definitely a good workaround

    11 months ago | 0 comments

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