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I have created a fader in the MIDI environment which I want to use to control a smart controls assignment. Is this possible? I am thinking I could output the MIDI data from the fader to the IAC bus, and then take that data back into Logic and "learn" a smart controls mapping with it. I am struggling to get the environment fader to output MIDI to the IAC bus though. Any ideas?

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10 hours ago, guitarplayr82 said:

I have created a fader in the MIDI environment which I want to use to control a smart controls assignment. Is this possible? I am thinking I could output the MIDI data from the fader to the IAC bus, and then take that data back into Logic and "learn" a smart controls mapping with it. I am struggling to get the environment fader to output MIDI to the IAC bus though. Any ideas?

Just curious, what is the goal? 

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Thank you JakobP, that worked perfectly! The goal is I want to have a "dim solo" feature available to me where I can "solo" a track but keep the rest of the mix behind it at -10db or something like that. The best way I could think to implement this is to have a function which adds a Gain plugin to the selected track (I'm using PlugSearch to do this via MIDI), and then use a fader in the environment to raise the gain in the plugin while simultaneously lowering the gain of my master bus by the same amount. Then once I'm done soloing I have to find a way to reset the master bus gain to 0db and remove the Gain plugin (still working on that part).

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1 hour ago, polanoid said:

May I ask how you do that? As far as I remember you need to do some UI interaction with Logic (like hovering the mouse over the desired plug-in slot) to make PlugSearch do its thing?

If you add a plugin as a favorite in PlugSearch, you can pull it up on the selected track with a MIDI CC message. Super useful. Otherwise I believe you're correct, most other functions you would have to hover the mouse over the plugin slot.

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