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Re: Mobius in Mainstage Mishaps and Misses

Not sure since i dont use mainstage or have a mac. But I do know that unless you have the mobius window focused on the front of the screen, it will not respond to keystrokes as a plugin. Also, you might have had a different set of keyboard bindings in mobius when you opened it as a pluggin. maybe you could check that?

On Oct 28, 2012 5:55 PM, "TripleOhNine" <3x09@carlsonarts.com> wrote:
The looping fest in Santa Cruz was awesome, and I was honored to be invited to do vocal looping.

I performed for the first time with Mobius hosted in Mainstage at the Y2K12 in Santa Cruz, with mixed results.  I appreciated everyone's positive comments on my set, and felt alright about it, but I am somewhat of a perfectionist, so I was hoping to get some help here on a couple problems that I had.

Three main problems I experienced:

I use a nanoKontroller to mix, mute, and pan directly to Mobius, but I also like to use the keyboard keys sometimes for things like Record ("r"), Multiply ("m"), Mute ("u"), etc.  But, when I try to use the keys on my MB Pro, they either didn't respond, or did something completely different from what they do when I use Mobius as a standalone with the nanoKontroller.  It seems to be something to do with using Mobius as a plug-in.

Also, if, for example, I want to switch to loop two on track one by pressing the down arrow on the MB keyboard, nothing happens.  So, I was forced to stick to the same loop in every track while using Mobius with Mainstage.  This meant that in any of my pieces where I used multiple loops on the same track (usually never more than 4 loops), I had to use Mobius as a standalone, as I have always done in the past, without effects.

Also, for some reason some of the other plugins didn't seem to work, such as the Apple pedalboard plugin which I had intended to use vocally for fuzz and delay effects, but this may have just been my own user error.

Do you have any insight for me on how to use Mobius as a plugin with Mainstage, and still have the MB Pro's keyboard functionality redundantly with the nanoKontroller's buttons, so I can use one or the other as desired on the fly?