Old 10-21-2020, 07:04 AM   #1
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Hi all! Can a MIDI controller, specifically the Nektar LX 49+, be used with more than one daw? And would it play all the the plugins? Also, when I install 3rd party plugins it will be directed only to whichever daw I have open, correct? I’m curious because I write my scratch tracks on GarageBand but then export them Into Reaper and re-do everything on new tracks ultimately deleting the original scratch tracks. Would the controller be able to be mapped for both DAW’s? Sorry for all the questions...I’m about to spend some money on a controller. Thank you.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:40 PM   #2
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the only way to know for sure is try it!!
i know my nocturn49 midi can be used across 2 daws simultaneously... and i get 2 sounds coming through...
im not entirely sure why it does it... but it does

the more flexibility, the better i say!!
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Old 10-26-2020, 01:28 PM   #3
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If you use a software like Catia (linux), MidiYoke (win) where you connect your controller to and route everything from there, you can send it anywhere. Using different midi ports for different DAWs would make them look independently to each DAW, but still be same, as those are connected to same source (via Catia in my case) but this the DAW would not know. Good luck.
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Old 10-27-2020, 02:55 AM   #4
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The controller has no connection to a DAW that is not running so you can use it with any number of DAWs, it works on the open one only.

No need for any other software.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:38 PM   #5
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The controller has no connection to a DAW that is not running so you can use it with any number of DAWs, it works on the open one only.

No need for any other software.
Would it need to be re-mapped every time I switch daws?
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Old 10-28-2020, 03:54 AM   #6
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What mapping exactly are you talking about?
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Old 10-29-2020, 11:17 AM   #7
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What mapping exactly are you talking about?
Perhaps I'm not understanding the term "mapping". I was under the impression that a controller has to be "mapped" to a DAW in order for it to "control" the DAW's mixer, transport, panning, etc.
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Old 10-29-2020, 11:57 AM   #8
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The manufacturer should provide a mapping for each DAW and you place the files in to the respective DAWs resource folders.

So you can work in any DAW with the manufacturers default mappings.
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Old 10-30-2020, 12:06 AM   #9
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The manufacturer should provide a mapping for each DAW and you place the files in to the respective DAWs resource folders.

So you can work in any DAW with the manufacturers default mappings.
Yaaaas! Thank you Stella. Now I’m going to spend some money on a controller and be irresponsibly happy : )
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