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Loopy Pro Question (midi related)
I'm a solo acoustic act atm but I'm looking to improve what I'm doing in a big way, adding bass, drums/percussion, synths, keys all that stuff, one-man-band sorta thing as a multi-instrumentalist looper.
I plan on using Loopy Pro. Already have an iPad Air 5. Already own gear that works with it.
No interest in using hardware loopstations unless absolutely necessary (and I feel it isn't).
Anyways, a quick overview of my situation before I ask about what I want help with - just incase someone sees something and thinks there's a better way I can do what I want.
Acoustic guitar and mic into Focusrite Scarlett Solo.
Focusrite into USB hub - into iPad.
Akai MPK Mini Play Mk3 into the USB hub - into iPad.
NI S88 Mk2 into USB hub - into iPad.
What I need some help with:
- how do I get the Akai MPK, via Loopy Pro, to work for multiple AUv3s, without them all activating at the same time?
Right now, I have it so Hammerhead and Module Pro are run with the Akai MPK - initially, it would play both at once.. so a kick would sound when I hit C2 for example.. and so would the piano sound via Module Pro. Terrible.
I realised they were both set to "all channels", so I made Hammerhead channel 1, and Module Pro channel 2.. now, I get absolutely no sound from channel 2.
In Loopy Pro, it doesn't even show MIDI input for Module Pro (channel 2) now.. obviously that's no good and I've done something wrong.
So the question here is, how do I set up ONE MIDI device, to work with multiple virtual instruments SEPARATELY.
How can I "arm" or "activate" one instrument and not others, if this is something I can do?
IOW in a live situation - how can I gig with only the Akai MPK (so no S88), and use it for both Hammerhead drums + Module Pro (keys) - so I can loop the drums, then loop or play some keys?
My next question is how can I set it up so there's an octave effect on a channel for acoustic guitar, so I can use it for bass loops. How would I do this, and have it NOT loop the dry acoustic sound as well? I'd happily take any recommendation for a guitar-fx based app btw since I don't have this yet.
I created the thread with the first situation in mind though, because I need to sort out how to use ONE device for multiple instruments/loops, as the S88 Mk2 isn't ideal for a lot of gigs (too big/heavy).