Firstly, welcome myself to the forum!
I've been using Stylus since before it was RMX. And I'm very happy and use it quite a lot. I've read the help and watched the video, but there is something about using the Groove Menu I'm missing. And, granted, it may just be the way I want to use it, but there's something that doesn't quite work for me.
Let's see if I can explain. In Groove Menu Mode, I load up several grooves into the mix, say channels 1 through 4. With the RMX inface open, I can either trigger the start button and all my grooves will play, or I can trigger each of the individual channels and play combinations of grooves. Cool.
But my problem comes in trying to figure out how to trigger these grooves when RMX is inserted in a project in my host (In this case Sonar 5). RMX doesn't latch to song start: to get it to play I have to engage it from the interface. Okay, well can I use a MIDI keyboard or input device? It doesn't seem that I can. Sure, I can use C3 to trigger the groove in channel 1, but C#3 triggers the next groove *in channel 1*. What I want is to trigger the groove in channel 2, (and channel 3) et cetera.
I've tried using MIDI learn, but the play buttons don't seem to bind. I've tried sending C3 on consecutive MIDI channels but that doesn't work.
I would be happy if I could just trigger the main play button or sync it to song start, and then control the parts with the faders. But the only work around I can seem to arrive at is to drag the MIDI parts into seperate lanes in Sonar and trigger RMX with MIDI patterns. The problem with this is that if I'm using RMX for composing, I don't want to have to keep swapping out MIDI parts; I want to arrange in more or less real time and work right from RMX.
Can someone please point me in the right direction here. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers, Puffer, digital lofi
Thanks in advance.