Tutorial - Real Time MIDI CC Mapping with Blue Cat's Remote Control

Tutorial Description

This tutorial shows how to use the Remote Control plugin to map a given MIDI controller on a given channel to a different one, and change its response curve at the same time.

The principle is to use the Remote Control control surface as a MIDI CC mapper:

This tutorial uses Cakewalk Sonar 6 as a host application, but any directX or VST compatible host that supports MIDI routing will work.

Step By Step

01 - On an audio track, insert the Remote Control plug-in:

Step 01 - On an audio track, insert the Remote Control plug-in

02 - Open the presets settings window:

Step 02 - Open the presets settings window

03 - In the Input MIDI settings select the source controller and channel (or use the MIDI learn feature):

Step 03 - In the Input MIDI settings select the source controller and channel (or use the MIDI learn feature)

04 - In the MIDI output settings pane, choose the destination MIDI CC and the response curve:

Step 04 - In the MIDI output settings pane, choose the destination MIDI CC and the response curve

05 - In the synth rack view, enable the MIDI output:

Step 05 - In the synth rack view, enable the MIDI output

06 - You can now create two MIDI tracks - The Remote Control plugin assigned as MIDI output on the first one, and input on the other one:

Step 06 - You can now create two MIDI tracks - The Remote Control plugin assigned as MIDI output on the first one, and input on the other one

07 - You now have a plug-in ready for CC Mapping, just connect whatever you want to its input and output:

Step 07 - You now have a plug-in ready for CC Mapping, just connect whatever you want to its input and output

Conclusion

You are now able to remap MIDI CCs thanks to the Remote Control plugin. It may be particularly useful if you have plug-ins or instruments that have MIDI CC numbers that cannot be changed, or if you have controls which response curve do not correspond.

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