I've just started using Etch recently, so I may be missing something elementary, but there is something that is causing me some irritation, although I love Etch itself.
I'm using Reaper as a DAW, if that's relevant.
Right, so I am using Etch as as insert on the same track as the instrument. Generally, I just have one instrument per track, and so 90% of the time this is happening on channel one. Because Etch receives messages on channel one, this causes LFO 1 to go mad, which is highly annoying and renders things unusable.
Of course, as mentioned in another thread, I can send to my instruments via other MIDI channels, and so not talk to Etch, and while this does indeed work, it's a rather odious workaround, as then every time I want to work on the MIDI track of an instrument, I have to change to a channel other than the default of 1.
So, what am I asking for?
An option in the Etch preferences, which will globally (for all instances of etch, and any future instances) set which MIDI channels Etch receives instructions from (instead of it always defaulting to 1-4)
Does this make sense? Useful?
The other thing is this:
I am using etch, as described above, and I am using MIDI to change the rate of LFO 1 (which is in turn controlling the filter cutoff).
I do not want the LFO to modulate the source all the time, I only want it to modulate the filter freq when there is a MIDI note telling it to do so. As far as I can tell what happens now, is that the LFO rate stays on whatever the last MIDI instructed it to run at.
What I'd expect (prefer) it do do is in the absence of a MIDI note, default to no modulation. Does this make sense? I'm not sure if this would be desired behaviour for anyone else?
Anyway, thanks for listening, I'm open to advice!
I must have been fast asleep when I posted this, as far as I can tell, this won't help.
I'll ruminate and update.