Originally Posted by vocux
I have a rather simple problem, but I really can't find a way to solve it...
I want to control two different softwares on one PC with one MIDI-Controller. I don't need all the buttons on the controller to control my software, so I wanted to use the remaining buttons to control another software.
The problem now is that as long as I'm receiving and using the MIDI signal with my software, my other software won't get any signal from the controller.
I need to mention that my Controller is not connecting via MIDI-Cable, but via USB! In this case I really wouldn't want to split the signal outside my computer, I just wondered whether there is a simple program or tool that can split or duplicate my MIDI stream to make it usable for two different softwares at the same time. I'd be very happy about help!
Hi there, here´s how I solved this problem.
I'm using Cubase 5 and Reason 5 at the same time (in rewire mode) but I wanted to use the same midi controler, if the same controler were selected in both softwares it would only work in one of them...
So I've downloaded "LoopBe1" at this link: LoopBe1 - A Free Virtual MIDI Driver
LoopBe1 is a free software which kinda transforms midi input into midi output with a virtual midi device.
Then, with LoopBe1 instaled I´ve assigned my midi controler to Cubase´s midi INPUT and LoopBe1 to my Cubase´s midi OUTPUT, After that, on Reason, I've used the LoopBe1 assigned to the midi INPUT.
Remember, when using LoopBe1 don't assign the midi input and output in the same software, or you will get an error message and the device will be muted.
One last thing, at least in Cubase, for this to work properly, you'll have to create a midi track and then enable the record button (the midi track record button) so that the signal can pass through.
Dunno which software you're using but I hope this works for you too.