I've never really ever used midi in any other way than to trigger one sound
at a time.
Looking at a few bass VIs such as Trilian, I wondered how you'd go
about playing the different articulations they include.
On my keyboard (Axiom
Pro 61) you can split it into zones. What I thought was logical to do is split the Axiom
into two zones, have regular bass notes triggered from one zone and say slides from
I don't have Trilian yet, but I'm assuming the principle is the same
with other multitimbral sources like Xpand, but I just can't get it to work, i.e. for the
time being having let's say drums on zone C1-C3, bass on C4-C6 etc. (instead of the
different bass articulations).
I THINK the route of my problem is the Axiom my,
no matter what I try is only sending midi on channel 1, even if I change the global
channel. But this could be a setting in pro tools.
Apart from trying to solve
this, can somebody advise if I'm thinking about this in the right way. I don't know how
VIs such as Trilain work otherwise - I suppose you could run more than one instance of the
VI but this would seem wasteful.
Hopefully you understand my issue?