In this video I'll show you everything you need to know about using automation with the Eleven Rack. I'll cover how to automating effects, amps, and everything else by using MIDI tracks in Pro Tools. We'll look at how to find the CC# for any parameter in the Eleven Rack PDF, and on the Eleven Rack itself. You'll see how to setup your MIDI tracks, add CC#s, and how to draw your automation with the Pencil Tool. You will also see how you can record your automation into Pro Tools using a MIDI Foot Controller. I'll also cover a few other things about automation and the Eleven Rack in general. So strap in, grab a drink, grab a guitar, and let's dig in deep!
I'll be using Pro Tools, but the concept is the same for any DAW. With automation, you can have your DAW control things like the Wah position, Distortion On/Off, Delay mix, ect… You can even automate Amp parameter changes, Rig input, and so much more! I can't cover everything, but the concept will be the same. Simply find the parameter you want to automate, find and add the CC#, and draw in the automation.
We can also do Program Changes with the Eleven Rack, which is a fancy way of saying we can have Pro Tools change Rigs/Presets for us. I won't be covering Program Changes in this video because I already have a video that covers Automated Rig changes with the Eleven Rack. See it here:
Eleven Rack - Automated Rig Change
With Automation and Program changes you can literally structure out an entire song, or a whole gigs worth of songs and have Pro Tools do all the changes for you. No need for a foot controller or MIDI cables, just your Eleven Rack, the USB cable, a computer, and Pro Tools.
Watch on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LCi_wmSbz0
The main takeaways are to know how to find the CC#s, know how to route your MIDI track, and know how to draw in automation using the different Pencil Tools. Keep in mind you can also record in automation with a Foot Controller. In the video I choose the CC#s first because I wanted to show the automation being recorded. But, you don't have to choose the CC# to record the input of your pedal. All the data coming in will be recorded, but you will need to add the CC# in order to see the data that was recorded.
Also, remember that you can use multiple MIDI tracks and label them for each item you are automating. Remember you can add multiple lanes to a single MIDI track. And remember you can easily MUTE the automation on a MIDI track by using the MUTE button.
In the video we are just monitoring the effected sound most of the time. You can of course record the performance live, or after the fact by using Re-Amp. Just make sure you always record your DRY guitar so you have something to send back through the Eleven Rack. When you record the output of the Eleven Rack Rig, all the automation will effect the track. Then, you can deactivate the MIDI tracks and save processing power.
BE SURE TO WATCH PART 2!
ELEVEN RACK - AUTOMATION EXPLAINED PART 2
ADDENDUM - ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS
Videos mentioned in this video:
Eleven Rack - Re-Amp in Pro Tools
Keep Eleven Rack Editor (v.1.0.0) on top of other windows (Windows)
Eureka Sound - EurekaPROM 2 - Demo (Behringer FCB1010)
Eleven Rack - Using an AUX Track in Pro Tools
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Eleven Rack - Input Always Active/Doubling in Pro Tools
Troubleshooting - ELEVEN RACK EDITOR DISAPPEARS/WHITE SCREEN/WON'T MAXIMIZE
Eleven Rack #2 Communication Error - Why it Happens and How to Fix it
Download the Standalone Eleven Rack Editor
Learn more about the Eleven Rack
Learn more about Pro Tools
Checkout the Eureka Prom
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