I have a lot of requests about Push and VST these days.
Short answer: YES we can directly use PUSH with VST (fx or instrument)
Long answer, now.
Live takes care of our plugins (VST & AU) on two ways.
If the plugins as less than 32 parameters, ALL parameters are available in the device view at the left of the XY pad.
If there are more (which is the case in 90%), you have to choose which parameters you want to control with a remote surface or for using automation:
- by clicking on the configure button on the device
- then you choose a parameter on the VST window itself, you change the value and it appears in the left part of the device view.
- then reclick on configure and you can map whatever you want from that parameters chosen
You can choose 127 parameters maximum that is very enough.
The PUSH “only” maps ALL parameters of ALL devices in Live.
Following this thought, I tested PUSH with a VST in which I chose some parameters.
That works very fine.
You add (=configure) some parameters in the device view, each 8 parameters (because there are 8 encoders on PUSH), there is a “BANK” created and visible on the push that you can choose by pushing one of the buttons under the LCD.
Switching between banks make each encoder control different parameters.
Hope it helps