Greetings, I've been using Midifire on an iPad for some years with great success... love it. I'm exploring using my Mac instead for a live performance setup and essentially want to, on the keyboard input side at least, replicate my routing/splits, etc from my controllers through Midifire to Ableton Live (Lite) in which I'll host my VST instruments. But even though Midifire shows as a midi source in Ableton, Ableton doesn't show as a midi destination in Midifire. I suspect I'm missing something very basic. Any suggestions, either a solutn or a a re-direct to a how-to?
Still having issues which are most likely downstream of MidiFire and likely more appropriate for another forum but perhaps I'll post it here in case there's some simple solution someone can offer...
So I have, in MidiFire, a keyboard controller source sending on MIDI Ch 1 -> a MidiFire channel strip converting Midi 1 to Midi ch 3 -> the MidiFire destination. A track in Ableton is set to recieve from midifire only and on ch3 and Ableton seems to be seeing that stream on Ch3 as expected. But, it seems though that some of the plugins in Ableton act as if in receive Ch1 only. In particular if the plugin is the Korg M1 from the KLC. On the iPad I have extensive patches set up where the M1 is global ch 3 for PC messages and combination parts on MIDI 3,4 and sometimes 5. On the iPad I can use midifire channel strips to route all those channels to the single instance of iM1 and it works like a charm. On the Mac with Ableton, the voices of a combination only respond to MIDI 1 even though it's coming to Ableton from MidiFire on midi 3. If I receive and all channels instead of just ch 3 but still filter 3 in midifire only the instrument still only responds when the combi voice is set to recieve on 1. I don't want to have to change all my patches to ch 1 nor use separate instances in Ableton to get the ch 4 or 5 voices responding.
With other plugins, primarily Arturia's as that's what I've got, I can route from the keyboard throught a midifire channel strip or stream byter to say MIDI 11 and then to the midifire destination, and the Arturia instrument in a track set to receive from Midifire only on 11 only responds as desired. But I don't see any way to look under the hood and see what Ableton is actually sending, midi channel wise, to that plugin in nor what the plugin set to receive on. I'm assuming 1 or OMNI. And it's not much of an issue as those intruments only need to receive on one channel as they are not mulyipart like the M1.
Midifire seems to be doing its job (no surprise!) So is it an Ableton issue, a Korg issue or just my lack of understanding? I'm confused.