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How can I record the midi for a vst instrument and the audio output from it to another track at the same time?

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asked May 5, 2021 in Studio One 5 by michaelblainey (590 points)
I'm trying to record a vst instrument (piano) with a kind of random granular effect that I'm really 'playing off' with the take, so want to record the midi I'm playing and the effected audio output from the track to another audio track at the same time. I can't work out how to do it. If I route the output from the instrument track to an audio track it will only enable record on one of them, not both. Is there another way to do it via the console? Or Pipeline?

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answered May 5, 2021 by aka_busker (32,890 points)
reshown May 11, 2021 by aka_busker
Hi.  I got you a solution.  It's messy but it works.  I just did this with my Atom. Solution is to add the instrument track (Presence for example).   Set the input to your keyboard.  Add the audio track, click the input and select instruments, select Presence.  Record enable the midi track and turn off monitoring (blue speaker).  Now, go to your audio track, click record enable.  Enable monitoring on the audio track.  DO NOT ENABLE MONITORING ON THE MIDI.  If you do this is breaks the routing.  (Sorry for the caps but that point is really important;) ).. Now, hit record and do your thing.  You should now have two tracks, a midi performance track with pure midi data and an audio track with the output of Presence.  You will have to disable recording on both tracks for playback.  ##### As I say, messy, but effective.  I used Presence/Atom as an example because it was a quick test to confirm the actions.  The theory should stand for any "Virtual Instrument" and controller.  All it does is take advantage of the back end routing of Studio One.  Hope you get the result you are looking for.