I would like to create complex patches that offer a lot of control options on stage. Now I wonder about if certain things are possible, and how to do them.
It is nice to map individual knobs and buttons of external MIDI devices to certain functions and parameters. But, with control surfaces like Launchpad, Push, monome, … the fun starts when you are able to create shift actions and interaction between different elements of the device. This usually needs some kind of software, which is great, because it could run as a lv2-plugin on MOD.
Is there any way how I could use the MIDI-output from a plugin within the effect board to control parameters of other plugins on the same board?
This kind of control is obviously inspired by CV-patching on modular synths. Now, similar patching capabilities might be realised by misusing audio-in and -out ports, which is cpu-heavy and needs special builds with that feature implemented.
Is there any way to send messages at control rate, and to connect parameter controls of existing plugins to control-rate messages?
Any hints are welcome!