When I perform live, I assign every knob and slider on my midi controller to weird ass glitch effects (on drums and selected melodic instruments) and then use the synth keys to play one VSTi (often for a bassline or pad).
The problem I face is that most VSTis have automatic midi assignments that I cannot remove. So when I twist a knob to activate a stutter or phaser effect on the drums, it also moves an automatically assigned control on the VSTi. So I may then go to play a note and A filter is completely applied or a tremolo effect in the synth has been applied.
I use reaper and cannot find a way to actually remove all automatic midi assignments. I have checked their forums unsuccessfully.
Does anyone know either:
A) how to remove automatic midi assignments in reaper or with some kind of tricky midi filtering plugin
B) a list of good free VSTi synths that don’t have any automatic midi assignments.
Thanks so much for your help.