Setting up with Logic Pro X

In this page we’ll be getting Dubler 2 set up in Logic Pro X.

First make sure that you have the Dubler application open, and that you’ve followed the in app steps to calibrate a mic. If you need, we have a set up guide for calibrating your mic on Mac here.

Once that’s done In Logic Pro X enter Preferences → MIDI. .
After this, head back to the General tab and make sure that MIDI remote is set to ‘On.’ This will enable you to map the CC dials. Also make sure the MIDI channel is set to ‘Per Channel Strip’ in order to separate drum and synth channels.
Still in the MIDI section of preferences select Inputs and make sure that the Dubler 2 input is selected.
Note: If you’re having problems finding the Dubler MIDI connection, navigate back to the General section of MIDI preferences and click Reset All MIDI Drivers.

Now select Advanced preferences and make sure ‘MIDI’ and ‘Control Surfaces’ are both checked.
Finally, still in the preferences, head to the Audio tab. Here you'll want to make sure the buffer size is set to 128 samples or below in order to ensure the latency is as low as possible.
You can now exit the preferences.

If you’re having issues with latency and want to try and reduce it even further, you can enable Low Latency mode via Record → Low Latency Mode
After this Dubler is now ready to use in Logic Pro. However, with the current settings it cannot separate Triggers and Controls. If you’re happy to only use one at a time then these settings will be sufficient. To ensure you don’t get accidental MIDI notes from the side you are not using, you will need to switch that side off in Dubler via the toggle switches.

If you do want to seperate Triggers and Controls and use them at the same time you will need to set the MIDI input to the correct 'MIDI In Channel'. For Triggers you can use Channel 10 and for pitch you can select channel 1. Once these are selected, you can arm the tracks and start recording.
Make sure the two tracks you want to control are both armed by pressing R. If only one track is amed Logic will not split the MIDI which can often cause confusion.
For each track you need to select the MIDI channel (on the left under ‘Track’). You can also change the MIDI channel allocation within Dubler, however by default:

Channel 1 receives MIDI information from the PITCH side of Dubler
Channel 10 receives MIDI information from the TRIGGERS side of Dubler
‘All Channels’ will receive both pitch and triggers information at the same time

You can change which MIDI channel each section of Dubler is outputting to via the Assign tab in Dubler.

MIDI Capture

Dubler MIDI Capture is an instrument plugin in Logic Pro that works alongside our standalone application. You can see the full tutorial on what the MIDI capture plugin does here

First, please select Software Instrument under Track Type, then select 'Empty Channel Strip’ under Instrument and select create.
Now your instrument channel is ready, click on drop down menu under ‘Instrument’, hover over ‘AU Instruments’→ Vochlea and then select ‘Dubler MIDI Capture’
(NOTE: Dubler MIDI Capture is an Instrument plugin not a MIDI or Audio Effect)
In order for MIDI Capture to work it must be connected to the Dubler 2 app. You can do this by selecting ‘Open Dubler 2’ in the VST. Once Dubler is connected it will display ‘Connected to Dubler VST’ in the app.
It’s also important to note that for MIDI Capture to work smoothly, you must be in a Key Lock and have the Play tab open in the Dubler app.
MIDI Capture will reflect any changes or settings that you have selected in the Dubler app such as Key Restrictions. Once connected, you’re ready to record.

You can set up a separate track with any sound you want to control, and arm it to receive MIDI info in real time from Dubler 2 as per the instructions above. The track containing MIDI capture does not need to be armed or have the input set to Dubler2.

All you need to do is then press the spacebar to start recording with MIDI Capture. You do not need to press record in Ableton, unless you also want to record your idea in real time as well.
The recorded clip will be visible within MIDI capture which you can click and drag into Logic Pro.
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