How To Jump To Your Reference Track Using A MIDI Controller
When making music, you want to stay in your creative flow. Even so, i’s important to compare how your track is shaping up against a reference track to make sure you’re on the right path.
Our plugin REFERENCE helps you get the most value out of reference tracks. It does this by providing essential tools and insights.
In this blog, I’m going to show you how to assign the ‘Original / Reference’ button switch to your midi keyboard so you can switch to your reference track without needing to open REFERENCE.
For this explanation, I’ll be focusing on Logic Pro on Mac. We’ll update this tutorial with more DAW and OS combinations in the future. All configurations are different and we can’t guarantee that this workflow will work on your system.
Step 1: Load REFERENCE On The Master Channel Of Your Project.
Step 2: Toggle The Original / Reference Button
Step 3: Go to Logic Pro -> Control Surfaces -> Learn Assignment For ‘Original / Reference' (Keyboard shortcut for this is ⌘L)
Step 4: Hit The Control On Your Midi Control Surface That You Want To Assign This To.
Step 5: Change The Value Mode To ‘Rotate’ And Turn Off Learn Mode.
And there you have it, you should be able to switch between your song and your reference track without having to open the REFERENCE user interface.