How to record midi control change on separate track?

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How to record midi control change on separate track?

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Hi,

I have Cubase Pro 8.5, how to record midi control change data on separate tracks?

For example, I add an Arturia VST instrument and record a melody. Now I want to record midi control change data to vary timbre, envelope, filter. etc. So say low pass filter varies at midi control number 160 and I assign this to a dial on my hardware midi controller. I move the dial and want to record this to a separate midi track in Cubase and not over my melody already recorded. How do I do this?

Thanks for any help,
Jules

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Re: How to record midi control change on separate track?

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Various ways to do it, but the simplest would be to:
* Duplicate the midi track with the melody
* Delete all recorded data on the duplicate track.
* Switch off monitoring on the melody track
* Record away, any new incoming MIDI will only be recorded on the new track.

Alternatively, you can probably swing something with the logical transformer, but that's probably more work...

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Re: How to record midi control change on separate track?

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Thanks, but that won't work. Duplicating a track creates another instance of that instrument. Anything recorded on this duplicate track goes to the duplicate instrument not to the original instrument :(

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Re: How to record midi control change on separate track?

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Turned out to be easy in the end; add a Midi track and then in the track inspector, select midi out. Then a drop down list of available midi tracks appear. I then just select the instrument track I want to affect.

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Re: How to record midi control change on separate track?

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Sorry Jules, I had missed that you were using an instrument track, thought it was just a MIDI track.

In the end, half of my instructions should still work, but glad you figured it out!

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