Map Vocal Effects to Pads for live perfomance

Hi all. I've been looking and looking and haven't been able to find an answer for this, but I'm sure it's possible.  I'm running my vocals through live, for live shows and I'd like to be able to program the pads on my keyboard to switch between vocal effects on the fly. I've figured out the whole chain selection tool and I've been able to program the different effect combinations within the chain, but that only allows me to map to a knob and I really need the pads so I can punch it on the fly. Any advice?

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  • Eppe
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    Hi!

    You could midimap the on/off buttons of the effects to a pad (you can map multiple on/off buttons to the same pad). The downside of this is that you'd have to turn off one (chain of) effect(s) and turn on another, which is not very practical if you have to switch effects quickly.

    A better (but probably more cpu-intensive) option is not using an audio effect rack/chains, but using multiple tracks which all have different effects on them and having your mic input on all these tracks at the same time (having them all armed), then mapping the 'solo' button of every track to a pad so you can switch between which track you're outputting. Kinda like using your whole live set as an effect rack.

     

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  • Eppe
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    Oh I think I just thought of an even better option :D

    The problem with the previous one is if say you have a reverb on one track and you suddenly solo another track because you need another effect, the reverb tail is abruptly cut off. To avoid this, you could put the effects on return channels instead of the tracks themselves, and set up every track to send its signal to a different return channel, then doing the same thing as in my previous post (mapping pads to solo track buttons), that way reverb tails/delays etc will still finish cause you're muting the input but not the send channel. If that makes sense :D

     

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