Troubleshooting IAA parameter automation — Help requested... update: SOLVED with a minor hitch
I posted this in General before realizing Support is the better Discussion category (I can't delete the General post unfortunately).
I'm currently running into a problem that I hope someone can help with. I am using an iRig BlueBoard to control Amplitube on an Audio Track (electric guitar). This works great, except I cannot figure out how to save the BlueBoard automation including expression pedal. I'm reasonably experienced in MIDI and audio configuration, so I've tried many things. I've switched the BlueBoard into the generic MIDI mode and assigned these CCs to Amplitube; this works but I can't save CC messages [NOTE new comment below, I was able to save CC messages with some difficulty]. (I am aware that if I was using an AU3 unit I could use BM3's Macro controls to control parameters, allowing me to save my controller changes as I play. Unfortunately, I'm stuck with Amplitube and IAA.) I see that Amplitube, as a track effect or a plugin on a separate Bank, exposes general parameters but these don't seem to have any effect or exposure in Amplitube. I've read all relevant user guides and searched online, but I can't seem to find a solution to my problem. Any help or insight is greatly appreciated!
Update: I've made some progress. One major problem I had is that iRig's BlueBoard controller app and iRig's Amplitube do not like to run at the same time (as Amplitube seems to take over the BlueBoard when in use). I decided to run BlueBoard (which allows Midi configuration of the bluetooth MIDI foot board) on my iPhone, then send that using Bluetooth-over-MIDI to BM3. This seems to work much better (previously Amplitube was really sluggish and confused when set to be controlled by the BlueBoard as a generic MIDI controller when they were both active on the iPad).
So now I can record the MIDI control inputs from iPhone and save this onto a new Bank with Amplitube loaded as a plugin (Pad 1). This is great — I can see my expression pedals saved in a MIDI clip in BM3! However, I still have a few major problems. I'm not sure why but Amplitube, when loaded as a Bank Instrument (and not an effect), is defaulted to my hardware input 1 — but I see no place to change this. Luckily, my guitar is in input 1, but this is still problematic. So without being able to route saved audio back through Amplitube (as it plays the MIDI clips with controller changes), I still haven't solved the problem. Does anyone have any ideas how to do this? When Amplitube is a plugin in a Bank, I can play the saved MIDI clips and see the effects change, but it doesn't allow me to route the saved (clean) guitar track through it. I'm want to believe there's some solution to my problem; again, any advice is very greatly appreciated!
See my comment below for the solution I finally achieved...