I have a bit of a unique setup, but have been using MIDI for a long time and cannot understand how to drive separate MIDI instrument tracks in Bitwig via the IAC bus.
I am running a Monome using Mark Eats Sequencer, output on IAC Bus 2. I have it running a drum machine in Bitwig perfectly on page 1, which outputs on MIDI channel 1. Page 2, which outputs on channel 2, I would like to assign to a different instrument track, say a VST synth or my Bass Station 2, but I have no visible way of limiting the notes that come into the synth tracks just to MIDI channel 2.
For simplicity's sake, let's take a VST like Serum. When I hit the record indicator on the Serum track, it starts playing the notes from the drum machine track, which I do not want. When I add a sequence playing out on page 2 / channel 2, it adds those notes to the Serum track, BUT DOES NOT ADD THEM TO THE EXISTING DRUM TRACK ON CHANNEL 1's drum hits. This is maddening. :x
So to recap. MIDI channel 1 sequence is firing notes on my MIDI Channel 1 drums and my MIDI channel 2 synth. MIDI channel 2 sequence is firing notes on my MIDI channel 2 synth, but not to my MIDI channel 1 drums.
So how to I stop the MIDI channel 1 drums from going to my MIDI channel 2 synth?
Sorry. Worst word-problem ever. I just cannot believe that I cannot figure this out. Bonus points for whoever figures this out in 30 seconds and says I am a n00b!