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Logic 8 MidiVerb 4 connections to logic through midi?

Discussion in 'Logic 8' started by leflane4pasnonly, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. leflane4pasnonly

    leflane4pasnonly New Member

    Anyone know how i would go about connecting the midiverb 4 effects processor to logic pro 8? MidiVerb goes to my 128 motu by midi and back. I thought i might be able to just "add on to the list of effects in logic"? if not, bussing it would be cool, just don't know how to do it. Any comments would be helpful, unless the comments are mean and not helpful...
  3. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    The audio input(s) and output(s) of our hardware box are already connected to your interface? They have to. Then use the I/O plugin. You find it in the plugin menu under "Utilities".
  4. leflane4pasnonly

    leflane4pasnonly New Member

    Thanks for the reply. I tried what you said...i added an i/o on one of my audio tracks and selected input 1 and output 1&2. the only thing i see happening is the left side of the audio master gets louder or if i select input 2, the right master gets louder. At no time do i see inputs on my midiverb 4? Here's exactly what i have hooked up so far... alesis midiverb4 connected by midi ins and out to channel 2 of my 128 motu. I have created an object in the audio/midi setup on my imac and connected the wires accordingly. In logic 8, i have created a multi instrument 16 channels worth in the environment and i can choose the effects processor on the arrange page by "creating external midi"....double clicking on the new track the midiverb's banks open up...unlabled...but!...i can choose different effects by clicking on different instruments within this box and the midiverb console shows me changing effects. Doing it your way seems that i can only choose i/o when working with audio...what about adding an effect to a soft instrument sound?
  5. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    You have to physically connect real 1/4" audio cables from your audio interface to the Midiverb; and then from the Midiverb back to inputs on your audio interface.
  6. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    First, here is the principle of the I/O plugin:
    You can add the I/O plugin to any channelstrip you want except dedicated MIDI channelstrips which have no inserts. It works in all other types of channels: audio, software instruments, auxes etc.

    You cannot alternatively use audio or MIDI. Your effect is audio only and MIDI is an option to control the functions of the external device. You know, MIDI events are only numbers, there is no sound at all.

    The I/O plugin will work if you have your audio connections. You can operate the external device manually or, in your case, control it by MIDI. This does not replace audio connections. Your MIDI events tell the device what it should do with the sound. Select presets, control parameters, this kind of stuff.

    I don't think your Midiverb is connected to your interface inputs and outputs 1-2, correct? This is possible but unusual. In the I/O plugin you have to choose the ins and outs where the Midiverb is physically connected, where you plugged the audio cables of the device in.

    Quite clear: the Midiverb is not plugged into the physical holes you selected in the I/O plugin. It is somewhere else and you did not reach it.

    Actually you mixed something that comes in on input 1 to your main output which I assume is 1-2. Maybe you just doubled the sound which would explain the increased level without any tonal change.

    The interface of the I/O plugin may be confusing at the first glance. In the upper menu you select the output of your interface, which leads to the input of the external hardware. The lower menu is the return, where the sound comes back from the hardware. There you choose the corresponding input of your audio interface.

    If you know hardware mixers: the I/O plugin works like the insert jack of a mixing desk.

    Perfect. So you got the MIDI part right. Now you just have to route the audio correctly and you are on your way.
  7. leflane4pasnonly

    leflane4pasnonly New Member

    Awesome response and great response time too! OK, i got it! :)

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