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Convert to Audio for new External MIDI instrument AUX track

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asked Aug 3, 2020 in Hardware Integration / Remote Control by scbontrager (200 points)
The new AUX tracks for external MIDI devices is brilliant, especially while composing and arranging.

For my workflow, especially while mixing, I like to work with audio tracks. Having the ability to bounce/convert the track to audio (like we can with virtual instruments) would be very helpful. The workflow for virtual instruments is perfect, have the GUI for this feature flow just like that.

Of course it would be real-time, that's fine. Having the track as audio forces me to quit tinkering with the MIDI data and move on to the mixing stage.

Yes, now I can set the output to a new audio track and record it out--but that defeats the whole purpose of moving to one track for external hardware instruments.

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answered Aug 4, 2020 by Lukas Ruschitzka (255,790 points)

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answered Aug 5, 2020 by eamonndargan (320 points)

This is already possible. I have been bouncing to New Track with this new external Instrument feature.

It is in real time, so it will play through the whole track for every track you are bouncing. Once the bounce is finished, it mutes the clips on the instrument track.

The only thing you need to watch out for is to either bounce any multiple clips in the track to one large clip, or extend the end of each clip because every time it gets to the end of each clip in a bounce, it stops recording that clip straight away and you'll miss out on any decaying sounds the instrument is making after the end of the clip.

This is an example of the bounce track below (I'm having an issue because even if the instrument input is set up as mono, it is capturing in Stereo, so I'm making a request too :)