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Play several instruments in one single MIDI track

PLAY SEVERAL INSTRUMENTS IN ONE SINGLE MIDI TRACK

OK, so you will play with several virtual instruments but you don’t want to have that many MIDI tracks in your Ableton Live set. No problem: you can load different instruments in one single MIDI track!

Setting up different virtual instruments in one single MIDI track is very easy:

  1. Load an Instrument Rack in a MIDI file.

    Step 1 - Load an Instrument Rack in a MIDI file.

  2. Click on the “Show/Hide Chain List” button.

    Step 2 - Click on the “Show/Hide Chain List” button.

  3. Drop the instruments you want to play with onto the Instrument Rack.

    Step 3 - Drop the instruments you want to play with onto the Instrument Rack.

  4. If you want to assign any fx to an individual instrument, drop it onto the instrument slot.

  5. Once you have loaded all the instruments, click on the “Show Chain Selector” button.

    Step 5.1 - Once you have loaded all the instruments, click on the “Show Chain Selector” button.Step 5.2 - Once you have loaded all the instruments, click on the “Show Chain Selector” button.

  6. Select the controller range for each instrument. In this example, we are working with 4 instruments, so we are using 0 to 31 for the first one, 32 to 63 for the second, 64 to 95 for the third and 96 to 127 for the fourth.*

    Select-range-step6

  7. Right-click on the orange Chain Select Ruler indicator and assign the macros you want to work with.

    Step 7 - Right-click on the orange Chain Select Ruler indicator and assign the macros you want to work with.

  8. Map the macros’ Chain Selector knob on a Conductr’s User Module.

    Step 8 - Map the macros’ Chain Selector knob on a Conductr’s User Module.

  9. Now you can play with different instruments with Claydr simply changing the chain range in your User Module control!

    Now you can play with different instruments with Claydr simply changing the chain range in your User Module control

* If you want to play several instruments at the same time, simply assign them the same range.

DOWNLOAD HERE A SAMPLE ABLETON SET TO TEST.

If you have any suggestions or your own tips & tricks, comment!

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