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How can you achieve a 'split keyboard' for input from a midi keyboard

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Greetings,

I wonder if anyone can provide a solution to a problem regarding use of a non-splitable midi keyboard controller in Cakewalk. Is it possible to have the realtime midi input from the keyboard 'filtered' into dividing the keys into different channels - in effect imposing a split that would normally happen on the keyboard itself?

Scenario ...

Existing MIDI controller keyboard has no split functionality.

Requirement ...

Cakewalk receives the MIDI data on one channel but then 'splits' by changing the MIDI channels to 1 & 3 subject to where the notes fall from middle C - eg if below middle C then transpose the note's MIDI channel to 3, if above or equal to middle C then leave the MIDI channel alone.

 

Please note, I am looking to do this to the data as it comes in from the keyboard, not edit the MIDI data after it has been recorded.

 

As an alternative, is there an open source program that could intercept the MIDI stream and then process it? I'd prefer a solution that functions within the DAW though.

 

Many thanks in advance for any assistance.

 

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To elaborate on what @scookhas said, insert as many Midi tracks or  simple instrument tracks, as you want and assign the input to your controller. Then apply a different midi filter to each track so only the data you want is recorded to each track. Or you can now play your controller as a split keyboard live. 
 

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That or use one MIDI track and a drum map routing the data to up to 128 synths along with an equal number of audio tracks.

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I want to do this so I can play live and use two VST plugins, but I don’t thing it works for VST. The event filter is not selectable.

 

Anybody have an alternate solution or know another way? 

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Insert the instrument as a split instrument track and you can insert the midi filter on the associated midi track. Or see @scook  post below on how to access the midi track strip of an instrument track. 

 

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5 hours ago, John Vere said:

Instrument tracks don't have midi effects but midi tracks do

Instrument track do have MIDI FX racks.

 

The instrument track header does not show the MIDI FX rack.

Instrument tracks are simply a presentation layout above a MIDI+audio track pair.

Instrument track headers show MIDI track inputs and audio track outputs including the audio track FX rack.

 

To access an instrument track MIDI FX rack (B below) use the MIDI tab (T below) on the instrument track inspector.

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I keep forgetting about that silly tiny little tab. I fixed my post to correct the error 

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