ARPs with controller data can turn on/off assignable switches - so that system may be better for automating assignable switch control.
I checked out all the available destination parameters and don't see any that would allow me to turn on a switch like the Assign1 or 2 buttons, etc. Maybe I misunderstood what was meant by switch!?A Switch changes the setting of a parameter. You can use a Motion Sequence Lane to change the setting of a parameter.
The next thing I am going to attempt is to get ARPs with controller data recordedYou should try a Motion Sequence. A Motion Sequence is like an ‘arpeggiator’ for parameter change (instead of note phrases, it is automating changes in parameters).
1. I would like to start on the Montage to create my own ARP, but then either save it as a .mid file & import into ProTools to tweak it. Or just record the ARP as midi data in ProTools directly, then tweak it. After I have made all the modifications to the various things like velocity, notes, etc. in ProTools, I would like to then be able to save as a .mid file, import it back into the Montage as an ARP (not sure if that's even possible, as I struggled to make it work that way in the past), and be able to use my "ProTools tweaked ARP" like any other ARP.Totally possible. Any data recorded to the MONTAGE sequencer can be directly imported to your DAW, either by dragging and dropping its icon via MONTAGE CONNECT or by saving the sequence data as .mid file(s) to USB stick and moved to your computer that way.
2. I would like to record midi data from the Montage for an entire Song, including Pressing the Assign1 & 2 buttons, as well as move the SuperKnob; however I don't know if those can be saved as midi data in ProTools. I've done this for several songs in the past whereby I've tweaked & adjusted pitch bend, the mod wheel, aftertouch, velocity, etc., and it worked perfectly! But I never tried other things like the Assign buttons, etc. I suppose the easiest thing is to just experiment and try, which I will unless it's a known fact that the midi data for those things can't be recorded in a DAW..!?Assign Switch buttons send Out a MIDI CC message that is as easy to record as a MW or Sustain pedal. All direct manipulation of any controller is recordable via MIDI. What is not recordable is indirect controller movement — as when MONTAGE automation (by way of MSeq) is applying change. MSeqs are triggered when you play back the data that is used to trigger them.
Good news...I noticed that I can now record PART1 to Midi1 in ProTools, which I could not do prior to OS3.5No. That’s not the reason. People have been recording to Track 1 for four years now.
Must be the new Remote DAW settings functionality that was added in 3.5
Question on recording a song via midi in ProTools.The Super
If I record SuperKnob movement, should I only do that in one Midi channel associated to 1 particular active PART?
No. That’s not the reason. People have been recording to Track 1 for four years now.
The Super Knob, by the nature of its control messages can address any and all 16 Parts, simultaneously.
The message that the Super Knob sends is either going to be a CC NUMBER or Sysex Data, depending on your setting.
Although the data is sent Out on MIDI Channel 1, it addresses All MONTAGE Parts simultaneously.