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Studio One 5 Professional with Amplitube5

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asked Feb 14, 2021 in Studio One 5 by frankodee (690 points)
I am running Studio One 5 Professional and using Amplitube 5. Can anyone walk me through how to hook up my FBV Shortboard MkII controller to work with my system?  I have googled and searched but there isn't mush help out there for using the newest versions of all my software.

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answered Feb 14, 2021 by tothrec (31,660 points)
Let's get some more details for your equipment:

Your signal:  I'm assuming that you are plugging your guitar into a pre-amp and some sort of analog to digital converter (or an interface that does both).

That signal is being captured by a Track within Studio One.

On that track you have inserted Amplitube and adjusted the sound to taste.

Now you want to be able to control the knobs within Amplitube with your Shortboard by plugging it into a USB jack on your computer.

It is basically a MIDI controller (much like keyboard controllers), and as such you will want to add it to Studio One (Ctrl Comma)

Question:  Do you see it and/or are you able to add it to your devices within Studio One?  indicates that you can assign each of the controls to a MIDI note.

So then you need to "wire up" those MIDI notes with the knobs within Amplitube.

If Amplitube supports automation, you can use the "MIDI learn" capabilities within Studio One to do that "wiring".

(It'd be easier if there was already a "Line 6" entry within the "Add a Device" list)
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answered Feb 15, 2021 by frankodee (690 points)
Thank you for your response. I will give a bit more information.

I am using AudioBox 44.

Main primary desire is to be able to control any of my virtual wah, whammy or phaser pedals in real time, so all I am really trying to do is get the expression pedal to work while I am recording.

So I have tried adding it as a new control surface and the Amplitube sees it and I tried using the midi learn function, but nothing happens

I also tried adding it as a new instrument, but then Amplitube does not see it (Studio One sees it)

I feel like I am missing something.  Is there an easier way to use an expression pedal with virtual effects?