asked Apr 23 '15 at 15:06 by MellowVenom (309)

Is there a way to map MIDI information such as chords to an instrument so that's what it outputs?

Say for instance I have an MPC or similar pad with MIDI out - and I want to trigger a certain chord, but I don't want to commit to a particular sound yet. Practically, I want to map a series of chords and complementary riffs across a drum machine. Is it possible to create a sampler that will output that as MIDI to route later into a different instrument?

I think samplers like BreakTweaker already have the capability I'm talking about (if you're clever with how you set it up) but I also get the feeling it's something BitWig could do if I could work out how.

Sorry if this is an obvious one, like I said, I get the impression it's possible but I can't work out how it'd be done.

May not be a real world solution, but technically you could create a chain of:

  • Transposition Map to create one note of the chord.
  • your Instrument, VST, ...

For each note of your chord, put a copy of this into an Instrument Layer and use the Transposition Maps to create your chord.
But this way you always have to change all instances of your instrument ...


answered Apr 23 '15 at 18:40 by svervs (142)

That is a solution I hadn't thought of, so thanks - but yeah, it's not really what I'm looking for. I'm looking ideally to retrigger little bits of my own playing into new instruments ideally just ripping it out of a MIDI performance rather than individually programming each chord.

Cheers, though.

  — (Apr 23 '15 at 18:57) MellowVenom

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