- Add plugdata as an instrument to an empty MIDI track.
- In plugdata, use one of the MIDI IN objects and route MIDI data from it (see example).
- Play notes on this MIDI track using any usual method — keyboard, piano roll, etc.
In Live, routing MIDI data out of plugdata is a bit more complicated than in other DAWs.
- Create a MIDI track with the VST3 (not AUV3) version of plugdata on it (a).
- Create an empty MIDI track. We'll call it MIDI BRIDGE (b). In the MIDI From drop-down menu, select the plugdata MIDI track (c). Select plugdata in the drop-down menu right bellow it. Switch Monitor to In mode (d).
- Create a third MIDI track. We'll cal it RECEIVER (e). Load an instrument that you want to receive MIDI from plugdata on this track.
- In the MIDI To drop-down menu of the MIDI BRIDGE track, select the RECEIVER track as the destination (f).
- (optional) In the MIDI From drop-down menu of the RECEIVER track select the MIDI BRIDGE track (g).
- Arm the RECEIVER track (h).
- In plugdata plugin, use one of the objects that sends out MIDI data (see examples).
- Add plugdata-fx as an effect device to an audio or MIDI track.
- In plugdata, use [adc~] object to receive audio from your DAW (see examples).