Creating a Drum Rack of Chords with 1 VST Instance

Hey all,

I'm trying to build a drum rack in which each pad (in the rack and on my push) is assigned a different chord, such that if we're in C major, the first column on my push will be C major chords (c major, c major 1st inversion, cmaj7, etc.), the second column will be D minor chord variations (d minor, d minor first inversion, dmin7, etc.), and on and on for each scale degree, but I'm having issues.

While the midi effects involved can easily be placed on a drum rack's drum pads, since both drum and instrument racks provide no midi-out function (only audio-out), each drum pad would also need its own instance of whatever vst is playing the chord. This is a huge pain- say I want to change the synth patch being triggered by the chords...I'd have to change that patch for each individual drum pad's chain.

Is there no way to route the midi effects on each drum pad to the same instance of a softsynth?

I thought about using a midi effect rack on which each key is assigned a chord, and then placing the vst behind it in the signal chain, but not only would mapping it to my Push according to the structure I mentioned above be really difficult, but transposing it every time I want to work in another key signature would bring a bunch of challenges of its own.

So I'd really like to find a solution with a drum rack- do you guys have any idea how to do this?

Thanks for any advice!

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pmab24 23 days ago | 0 comments

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