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  • Student447155
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    Joined: Oct 11th, 2019
    Yamaha reface + midi controller + MacBook Pro
    Hi all, I have a novation launchkey which is connected to abelton live on a MacBook pro. Where I can use the track selector to change between tracks in abelton live which I have different vst plugins on. I also have a Yamaha Reface CP and I want to be able to use the novation launchkey to be a slave of both the reface and abelton live and be able to play them separately I have seen that potentially a MIDI Solutions 1-In/4-Out Quadra Thru might work although I am not sure. Basically I want the following: novation launchkey | | V (Something here) | —————- | | ————-— | V ——— —— V Reface | MacBook pro I am unsure how I would be able to swap between reface and MacBook Pro while still being able to select different tracks in abelton live. Thanks for the help.
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  • Joe A
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    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Yamaha reface + midi controller + MacBook Pro
    Hi - I can think of a couple of ways to implement what (I think) you want to do—be able to play either the Reface or the MBP from the Launchkey, and be able to switch between the two (on the fly, like for a live performance scenario?).. First off, you're right—the Quadra Thru would let you play both sound sources (at the same time) from the Launchkey, but to be able to play one *or* the other you'd need to either mute the Reface and the MBP alternatively on their front panels, or run both their outputs through a small mixer (ideally with a solo function), for faster switching. Alternatively, I would think that if you set up a track in Ableton to use the Reface as an external MIDI device (via the track’s In/Out section or the External Instrument device), then you could treat it just like the other VSTs in your Live session, choosing Reface simply by changing tracks in Live. Unless there's a reason why you'd need to directly trigger Reface, I think this would be the best (and easiest) solution. Btw, since this is unrelated to MainStage, I've moved this thread to the Ableton Live subforum.
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  • Student447155
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    Joined: Oct 11th, 2019
    Re: Yamaha reface + midi controller + MacBook Pro
    That’s great!! Thanks for the suggestion. I like having the reface on its own track in Abelton. I will try that. Thanks again.
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  • Joe A
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    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Yamaha reface + midi controller + MacBook Pro
    Happy to help! :-)
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