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I have a guitar processor that I would like to control via control change data sent from Logic. I understand how to set it up as an external instrument and even name the patches so I can call them up visually.


Is there a way to create a custom control change list for that "instrument" so I can visually select from the cc drop down which parameters I'm using. The standard midi cc #'s don't match up at all with this device, and they are too numerous to memorize. For example, on my device, cc#22 turns my stomp box effect on and off, cc#46 is my channel 2 gain. I want to set up some controls in the channel strip but it's confusing when I have to adjust the "trem" knob to tweak the reverb decay.


The device doesn't send midi, so I can't set up any custom controls with the "learn" function…although i thought of a workaround for it using one of my keyboard controllers to mimic the device and send the appropriate numbers just for the purpose of learning the functions. But in the end, in most cases I just want to pop a single message at various points in the track and it's quicker and easier to do that in the event list where that drop down cc list would be handy.


I had this kind of instrument definition capability in Sonar, and I'm sure there has to be some way to do this within the midi environment of logic which seems to have almost infinite flexibility. I just can't figure out how.

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