I am using UbuntuStudio 19.04 with Ardour 5.12 Recently I learned how to run Windows VSTs on Carla so I can record clean guitar directly into an Ardour Track (with echo and chorus plugins) and also thru MIDI Guitar 2 to send MIDI notes to a second Ardour track with a synth plugin. Now what I need is a way to make to play thru one signal path at the same time and be able two switch on the fly during the recording as we want to make home recording of a live performance. For example I will play and record into track 1 in Ardour the clean guitar with no synth sounds then I need to switch in runtime to play some synth pads/strings with no guitar sound, maybe thru a program change messages from a button in a usb midi controller I have.
I know I can always record both and then cut the sounds I don’t need in post but honestly I want to do this for a recording of live performance so the performance should be as realistic as possible.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.