I used VSThost to play some effects with my guitar but I also started to have fun with keyboards plugins and figured, what the hell?, why not using a real keyboard instead of my mouse?
So I've bought a cheap keyboard (miditech MT-49) and I try to understand how it works (the manual is not always very clear, some pages are missing actually).
I plug the keyboard from the midi out to the USB port of my computer.
I use ASIO4All as the wave device.
I select USB2.0-midi in "Midi Input" and that's pretty much it. My miditech keyboard is recognized. I can play music.
Now, I'd like to have more control and this is where it's getting problematic.
For instance, I have two plugin (synth1 and noisemo). How can I make the miditech to use synth1 only, or noisemo only or both at the same time?
I've set VSTHost to filter any channel but the 1 and the 2.
I've set synth1 to filter out any channel but channel 1 and noisemo to filter out any channel but channel 2.
I expected that miditech would select synth01 on channel 1 and play noisemo on channel 2 and no sound at all when I select any other channel.
Indeed, only synth01 is played on channel 01 but when I select channel 02, it plays both plugins.
And when I select any other channel, it still works even if it's not supposed to.
And sometimes some note keep ringing even if I don't press them. Sometimes it's in one plugin, sometimes both. It's not regular.
What I'm supposed to do?
Also, I've started to look into the CC. I want to put the volume up and down. So I selected CC 07 and move the modulation wheel and indeed the volume knob move in the plugins but not like the wheel. When it's on the max it goes to the min and sometimes it's on the middle and also I have a feeling that moving the wheel doesn't affet only the volume but all the sound as well...
I don't know where to start. So far I can only play note and change programs.
By the way, how can I be sure that the Keyboard only the presets of the plugins and not his own presets ?
I've seen that I could select "local on/off" on CC 0 and 32 but... according to the manual there's only CC 1-31, then 33-95.
There's 119 CC in total.
It's my first keyboard, I'm lost.