(Question: Why aren't my third-party plug-ins working correctly with Live 8's Configure Mode?)
For most VST and AU plug-ins, Configure Mode works without problems. Some plug-ins, however, don't correctly notify Live about their parameters. Here are some potential problems and workarounds:
1.Certain plug-ins (such as Reaktor and Omnisphere) use their own system of parameter configuration. In these cases, automatable parameters must be set up in the plug-in first and then can be automated in Live.
2.Certain plug-ins do not send specific messages (called "BeginEdit" and "EndEdit") to Live. In these cases, try adding this line to your options.txt file:
Please note that with this option enabled, plug-ins may need more time when switching presets.
(For more information about using the options.txt file, see this page.)
3.Certain plug-ins (such as BFD 2 and Guru) send no automation information to Live. In these cases, there is currently no way to automate the plug-in parameters in Live.
Note: in cases 2 and 3, the problems are caused by an incorrect implementation of the plug-in. Please contact the developer of any affected plug-in and encourage them to fully support plug-in standards.
is this the reason im not able to record on-screen changes in guru?
I'm pretty sure that you have to use your midi keyboard to record scenes and patterns. Patterns start at c-1 and scenes start at c3 so just hit record and use your midi keyboard. (or your computer keyboard in Live)
yeah i got everything mapped to a good setup currently...i just been experimenting with running more than one instance of guru and flipping around between them by midi banks isn't as quick as an onscreen click sometimes...