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MIDI Controller channels not working?

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asked Jan 4, 2020 in Studio One 4 by cameronlisk (120 points)

Hey There,

I'm having an issue in studio one where the channels are overlapping the audio. I am setting my midi controller channels for the instruments, but both instruments are still playing when I select either channel. See the attached image. I have 2 instrument tracks one on Channel 1 and another on channel 2. When I switch between 1 and 2 on my midi controller the output is still both instruments at the same time. Am I missing something here? Is my configuration wrong?

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answered Jan 17, 2020 by tothrec (31,720 points)
I know this isn't what you are looking for, but as a work-around you can set the input channel to None for the tracks you are not currently recording onto.

For my experiment, I had to also set this on the Soft Synth itself.

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answered Apr 13, 2020 by parisdaniels1 (410 points)
Yeah, I am having the same issue. When I hook up the midi controller, and split the channels I still hear two instruments playing at the same time. Whenever I select none it works and I only hear one instrument, but I am still trying to figure out how to have the split channels so that I do not have to select none all the time!
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answered Mar 16, 2022 by benmccraw (890 points)
I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to add something in case anyone is still having, or has this issue in the future.
This problem is incredibly annoying, and counter-intuitive to a good workflow.

When you choose the option to "duplicate track" or "duplicate track (complete)", it carries the same command/info (?) over to the new track, and MIDI information coming in will go to both tracks. To get around this, create a new instrument track from the '+' icon each time you need one (or whatever keyboard command you have set up for a new track) , or have them already in a template (created separately). Then drag-and-drop your desired virtual instrument to that new track.

Things just need to be done separately, or Studio One will combine virtual instrument tracks. Maybe this is part of, or a consequence of its automatic routing feature(s).

There might be a way to disable this in advanced settings, but I'm, not aware of it.