Modstep > BeatHawk in AB3, how to control both pads and notes on single pad?
I would like to use Modstep as a sequencer for multiple BeatHawk AUs, hosted in AB.
I was only able to manage to either control single hits of the pads (works well for e.g. only drum samples), or a currently selected instrument on a single pad when I want to play melodies with various pitches. But not mix them both, e.g. having drum samples on pads 1-6 and a melodic sample on a pad 7 and play all of them together.
I would probably need to understand how this should work in "raw" MIDI. Is every pad a single channel and in "drum mode", you simply send some default note (e.g. C3) on that channel? Or is it completely managed by the receiver itself and there is no standard way how to handle this?
Based on my experimenting, it looks like BeatHawk does not care about the channel and it either play each pad based on the received note, or when I select a pad and switch to keyboard mode inside BH instance, it plays only the single pad sample in various pitches. But there is no way of recording sequence of melodies for e.g. several pads layered, although you can do that using the sequencer inside BH (which I don't want to use).
I would stop here and say goodbye to the ability to control both, but there are several "suspicious" options in BH settings under MIDI/Audio, which are also available when used as an AU and maybe there's some chance to make this work. But honestly, I don't really understand what they do exactly, maybe I am just missing something:
- Send Omni to Pads
- MIDI Select
- Send to selected pad (this one is actually pretty clear, but it does not seem to really work like that - no matter if this option is checked or not, it behaves the same)
Anyone already investigated this with some luck? Is there some way how to set this up?
Thanks a lot for any answer!