Using Plugins – Effect Aliasing

Using Plugins – Effect Aliasing

August 7, 2019 3 By Kailee Schamberger


Most plugin effect parameters can be controlled by automation or through MIDI mapping. One of the things that cannot be changed by these methods though, is the effect’s preset (or program). Nor will a plugin accept note data. But, by treating a plugin effect like a plugin instrument, these things are possible… and this is done by creating an Effect Alias. Just put the effect into the track you want to use it on, same as usual. Then go to the Plugin tab and select it from the FX alias list. Now you can use a MIDI controller or the MIDI Control device to send MIDI data to the effect and change the preset as a song is playing.