My end-game with this is to be able to use the wobble bass as an improvisatory instrument. I don't want to do basic patterns or predetermined patterns dictated by automation. I want to be able to play it and control the filter like I play any other instrument. I have a live electro-acoustic group and that I write music for. It is very live feeling music and I don't want to take any of the organic musicality out of it by using ableton loop triggers or anything of the sort so I want to be able play the wobble bass with enough facility to play any idea I can think of, just as I can do with any other instrument I play.
I have a system figured out by using envelopes triggered by a touchpad and altering the parameters of the envelope using the position on the X/Y axis. I'd go into further detail on it, but the specifics don't really matter. I just wanted to tell you guys about this so you guys know what I'm going for and what I'm trying to accomplish and why.
I have everything figured out conceptually with how I would build the patch in PD which wouldn't be difficult, but connecting PD and NI Massive is the hard/confusing part since the knobs in Massive aren't really midi cc's (or if they do I do not know how I can find out what they are labelled as). I want to know how I can send control data out of PD and have that data control a knob on NI Massive (like a macro knob or a filter cut-off).
So I've tried to figure it out by just searching and searching through the recesses of google searching and through this forum, but to no avail.
I was wondering if any of you could give me advice on how to do this or what I need to do to get PD and NI Massive to communicate effectively.
Any and all help is greatly appreciate. Thank you in advance!