Can I start/stop blocks clock with host automation during playback?

johnwhitaker
johnwhitaker Member Posts: 5 Member
edited December 2023 in Reaktor

That's the question I want to ask.

Can I, during host playback, use some kind of host automation to start and stop the blocks clock. I want to be able to have sequencers start and stop at different points during a song.

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  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,833 Pro

    Do you use the DAW for it?

    If you do, which DAW are you using for running Reaktor?

  • johnwhitaker
    johnwhitaker Member Posts: 5 Member

    Thanks Milos. Yet, by "host," I was referring to a DAW. I am using Cubase.

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,833 Pro

    Hmm...technically, yes, but you need automation for that.

    If you meant that you want to 'silence' the sound signal from the Blocks Clock, just use the automation for the Volume of the track and in certain bars, put the automation to silence the Reaktor track by making the volume down to -inf Db.

    Let me know if I helped you or if I need to help you with something else I might not understood.

  • johnwhitaker
    johnwhitaker Member Posts: 5 Member

    Thank you but I did not ask if I can use host automation to control the volume of a track. I asked if I can use host automation to start and stop a Reaktor blocks clock during playback of a song in any host. Do you know if this is possible?

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,833 Pro

    Hmm...about that...I am not sure...

    Is this a huge issue or something?

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,833 Pro

    Ooohhh...maybe I got it.

    You want to 'stop' the track in a different way?

    Maybe, but just maybe, this plugin will help :KiloHearts TapeStop.

    It is a free plugin for making that 'tapestopping' effect from KiloHearts Essentials (all the plugins inside the Essentials are free btw).

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,833 Pro

    If you want to 'stop' the certain part of the track, with the automation you can!

    Experiment a little bit and then you might be able to 'stop' the track anytime!

    Let me know if this can solved the problem!

  • colB
    colB Member Posts: 750 Guru

    You could set the clock to 'EXT', then it will stop and start in sync with the main transport.

    ...or if you want to use multiple clock instances with different behaviour, set to 'INT', then right click and midi learn on the play button... I guess there will be a way for the host to send MIDI to Reaktor... so you can set each to a different midi channel/cc, and setup events from the host to control the play button that way.

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