MIDI effect plugin for Ableton Live


    Apr 20 2006 | 3:07 am
    Hi Guys
    How's it goin?
    I am new to pluggo.
    I have been looking into it for about two weeks now.
    I have gone through the 10 tutorials and the pluggo section of the MSP
    reference manual.
    For some reason I am unable to find the way to do what I am looking for.
    Here it goes.
    I would like to create a MIDI processing plugin for Ableton Live's Operator
    instrument.
    I want to be able to insert this plugin in front of Operator in the chain of
    MIDI plugins.
    I would like this plugin to send MIDI CC to Operators control dials and
    back.
    In essence I want to duplicate all the operators controls in my plugin and
    do some weird things in the way they are manipulated.
    My problem is, I can't find a way to tell plugconfig to make the plugin come
    in as a pure MIDI effect.
    Ableton Live's native MIDI effects work that way.
    If I use: #C synth;
    It comes in as an instrument plugin and I can not insert an operator on the
    same track.
    If I don't use: #C synth;
    It comes in as an audio plugin.
    I have been looking but I am not aware of any other options for the
    plugconfig.
    Can anyone steer me in the right direction please?
    Thanks
    Morphy

    • Apr 20 2006 | 4:25 am
      Hey There M-Man
      :)
      Live's MIDI VST implementation is interesting.
      You need to put your MIDI processing plug on an audio channel - so make it an effect. Then on the MIDI (Operator) track, select the audio channel the effect is on as the MIDI source.
      Live does not provide for a way to use MIDI vst plugs in the same way as its own MIDI processing plugs. You will notice this also with all the Toby Bear stuff.
      -A