You know, one of the coolest things about the 10.7 update is hiding in plain sight right in the Track Inspector.
Have you ever needed to record multiple MIDI instruments at the same time? The old workflow was pretty convoluted, wouldn’t you say?
First you had to dive into the Recording Project Settings (File > Project Settings > Recording)…
Then you had to enable Auto Demix by Channel if Multitrack Recording…
And from there you had to specify a MIDI Channel for each instrument and controller. That’s a lot of steps!
But with 10.7, if you want to record more than one controller at the same time to specific instrument tracks, all you need to worry about now is MIDI Input Ports.
Tucked away in the Track Inspector is a dead-simple dropdown menu that lists every controller you have connected to your Mac. And from there you simply tell Logic, “only let this controller play that instrument.”
Just check out the list of controllers I have connected right now:
Now all you need to do is tell Logic which controller should exclusively play each of your instrument tracks. How easy is that?
And if that wasn’t enough, you can also specify:
- MIDI In Channels (from incoming controllers)
- MIDI Out Channels (to specific instruments)
- MIDI Out Ports (to external instruments/controllers)
So in today’s video above let me walk you through all the details of connecting your controllers and instruments together.