So close with RMX 1.8 and Live 8 to getting Automap and SPectrasonics working well together. Just one hitch.......
Live 8 has a new plugin configure parameters mode, which allows you to select the parameters that are available for automation and have more than 128 if required.
It works really well, except for saving the configurations. I found that you can save a Configuration by placing a plugin in a rack and dragging to a browser. When you pull back the rack the Configuration is saved.
However, it seems you can save an automap plugin to a rack. When you bring it back it either defaults to a non-automap plugin or causes an error.
So my question is.....
Can you save the configuration of a plugin using Configure Mode without having to use a rack?
At this point I have to re-create the configuration with each instance of the plugin. I am looking for a way around this.
Ok it seems that VST versions of the automap-wrapped plugin cant be saved in a rack, only Audio Unit versions can.
So, either switch to an audio unit version or another solution to save the midi configuration is to add a midi clip to the channel with the Automap-Plugin VST version. Drag the midi clip to the browser. When you drag it back to a new channel the config is preserved and it appears as an Automap-wrapped plugin.
I've given up on Automap... even 3.0 is still dumb as hell. In the case of Stylus it just fills up eight pages of totally useless mappings such as assigning a button to a knob, and vice versa. Sure, I can spend a month and make my own custom map for Stylus' 20,000 parameters but... why should I have to? Why doesn't Novation do it? Is it too much to ask?
edit- forgot to mention, I've got the Nocturn.
Thanks. I just worked that out by trying to automate more... what a bummer!!!
So, just confirm its Stylus that has the limits.
Does Novation allow for more?
Does Ableton Live Configure Mode allow for more?
Novation Automap allows for much, much more. You have, I believe, unlimited number of pages, you just add more as you go along. When you opened Stylus RMX 1.5 in Automap, you had a default template of 390 pages, each with 56 automatable knobs, faders and buttons.