ROLI Studio Player's powerful compositional tools - Smart Chords and the Multi-Layered Arpeggiator - are great when used with the plugin's vast array of presets. But what if you want to use them with other software instruments? This guide will take you through how to output MIDI data from ROLI Studio Player to route to other plugins.
Supported DAW and plugin
First, make sure that the DAW you are using supports MIDI out from plugins. Ableton Live is great for this, so this guide will focus on achieving this in Live.
This is not possible with the AU plugin, so please make sure you have the VST3 version installed.
How to use ROLI Studio Player's MIDI output in other plugins
- Load a ROLI Studio Player VST plug-in into a MIDI track (please note, AU plugins do not support a MIDI out).
- Launch the plugin, open Advanced Settings and disable the Audio Engine.
- Create another MIDI track.
- In the Input Type chooser (under "MIDI From") of the new track, select 'ROLI Studio Player'.
- In the lower Input Channel chooser, select 'ROLI Studio Player' again.
- Set the monitor to "In".
The second MIDI track will now be being controlled by the ROLI Studio Player track - allowing you to use Smart Chords and the Arpeggiator in any other software instrument.