I have a question about using DAWS as midi players.
I want to use the instruments available in Logic Pro X or Ableton to play a stream of midi events.
As a simple example I'd like to assign midi channel 1 to a piano and channel 2 to strings.
Then I want to sent midi events
noteOn channel1 noteNumber Vol1 noteOn channel2 noteNumber2 Vol2
From some external software what I'm writing.
The problem I's facing is that in Logic Pro X I can only receive and play midi events from an external source if I arm the channel by setting it in record mode, and I can only do this on a single track.
If I arm the piano track I only hear the channel 1 events - if I arm the strings track I only hear the strings - but I want to hear both (they are on different midi channels so this shoudl be possible).
I don't really want to record anything just hear sounds when midi events are received. But I have to record on a specific track (1 or 2) but cannot arrange playback on multiple tracks.
What I want to tell Logic Pro X is something like this:
listen for midi events on channel 1 and play with software instrument 1 listen for midi events on channel 2 and play with software instrument 2
I'm not interested in recording anything - just hearing sounds
I've tried with both Logic Pro X and Ableton but both appear to work in the same way - they seem to assume that external midi events can be recorded only on a single channel only ...
Is there anyway to do what I want???