Obelisk is a MIDI instrument and can be connected to any source that accepts MIDI, for example software synths and samplers. The way this is done is different for each DAW. This page explains how it is setup in some of the popular DAWs. Please contact me if you would like contribute methods to this page.

 

Logic X – Use AU

  • Add a new software instrument track and pick a synth
  • Open the mixer panel
  • On your new synth track click the MIDI FX button and add Obelisk

 

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Ableton Live – Use VST

  • Add Obelisk to MIDI track
  • Add synth plugin to a second MIDI track
  • Both tracks have to be armed. Ableton’s default settings only let you arm one track at a time, in which case you have to press ctrl+click on the arm recording button (command+click on Mac)
  • On the In/Out section of the second track with the instrument plugin, change the Input Type of MIDI From ‘All Ins’ to ‘Obelisk’
  • Underneath Input Type is Input Channel. Change it from ‘Pre FX’ to ‘Obelisk’

 

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Reaper – Use VST

  • Add a new virtual instrument track and select Obelisk
  • In the FX window for this track you will see Obelisk listed as a VSTi on the left
  • In the bottom left of this window is an Add button, press this and select the synth you want – the synth needs to be after Obelisk in the chain

 

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Cubase – Use VST

Option 1: Obelisk Routing to a Single Synth:

  • Add Obelisk to the project as a VST Instrument
  • Add any other synth to the project that you would like to control
  • In the synth track’s inspector, select Obelisk as the track’s MIDI input
  • Enable “Monitor” (little speaker icon next to Record Enable) on the synth track
  • Arm Obelisk for recording and play

Option 2: Obelisk Routing to Multiple Synths (up to 4):

  • Add Obelisk to the project as a VST Instrument
  • Add a MIDI track
  • In the MIDI track’s inspector, select Obelisk as the track’s MIDI input
  • Also in the MIDI track’s inspector under the “MIDI Sends” section, enable 1 send (up to 4) for each synth you wish to control
  • Set the MIDI Send destinations to the MIDI inputs of each synth you would like to control
  • Enable “Monitor” on the MIDI track
  • Arm Obelisk for recording and play

 

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FL Studio – Use VST

  • Add Obelisk and your synth plugin to the channel rack
  • Open Obelisk, and click the gear icon in the top left of the window
  • Click the plugin settings button that appears – see picture
  • Set the ‘Output port’ to a number of your choosing
  • In your synth plugin open the same settings GUI and set the ‘Input port’ to the number you have chosen

 

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Studio One – Use VST

  • Add Obelisk to one track
  • Add your synth to another track
  • Set the MIDI input of the synth track to be Obelisk