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Re: Mobius in Mainstage Mishaps and Misses


Mainstage blocks the computer keyboard keys from being detected by the
Mobius plugin. This is because Mainstage has its won key commands and
it also has a virtual keyboard that is played by the computer keys
when activated. I am a big fan of using key commands with Mobius but
when I moved from Mobius standalone to using it as a plugin in
Mainstage I had to adapt by moving some of my commands to a little
MIDI button pad instead of tapping the computer keys.

I also use Ableton Live as host for Mobius and in this environment the
Mobius key commands work, given the Mobius plugin GUI widow is at
front. This is tricky, you have to remember that if you use the mouse
to adjust a mixier fader in Live Mobius is no more at front (Live is
now) and key commands do not work. So you need to click inside the
Mobius GUI window after having moused around in Live.

When using Bidule as the host for Mobius key commands always work...
for the simple reason that you never need to click or mouse anything
in Bidule, it is just like a routing hub. But if you click inside the
Bidule window Mobius key commands take a vacation until you click in
the Mobius window again.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 1:55 AM, 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?
> Michael
> 3x09