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Wiseau



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VST synths routing
      #1039877 - 26/03/13 11:04 AM
Hi

I've just started using Komplete vst synths, Massive, Absynth etc. However all patches only play
out of midi channel 1. They're not set to 'omni' or ' all midi'.

Channels 2,3 etc only produce sound when routed to channel 1, so I'm unable to have different patches on each midi track. My other vst synths work fine, so there are no problems system wise.

I've downloaded the manuals, and they don't cover it, only the audio/midi setup - no problems there either.

It's a mystery, and a little frustrating, as I've been using vst synths for a long time, and my whole setup is generally used for midi work.

Any help would be great, thanks.

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Re: VST synths routing new [Re: Wiseau]
      #1039882 - 26/03/13 11:12 AM
From what you're saying above you seem to have things back to front. You route *to* a VSTi on a specific MIDI channel, not *from* the VSTi.

Not sure what DAW you're using, but...

Open an instance of Kontakt (if you're using Cubase, load it into the Instrument Rack - *not* as an Instrument Channel), load in two instruments and set one instrument to respond on channel 1 (A1) and the other to respond to channel 2 (A2).
Now create two MIDI tracks. Route both MIDI tracks to Kontakt and set one channel to output MIDI channel 1 and the other to MIDI channel 2. You should now be able to access either of the two loaded instruments.

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Re: VST synths routing new [Re: Wiseau]
      #1039892 - 26/03/13 12:11 PM
Quote Wiseau:

Channels 2,3 etc only produce sound when routed to channel 1, so I'm unable to have different patches on each midi track.




Only some software instruments are multi-timbral. Those that are not, it's simple: Create a new track, add a second instance of that instrument, choose a sound. You can have as many sounds going as your computer can handle.


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Wiseau



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Re: VST synths routing new [Re: The Elf]
      #1039926 - 26/03/13 02:38 PM
Quote The Elf:

From what you're saying above you seem to have things back to front. You route *to* a VSTi on a specific MIDI channel, not *from* the VSTi.

Not sure what DAW you're using, but...

Open an instance of Kontakt (if you're using Cubase, load it into the Instrument Rack - *not* as an Instrument Channel), load in two instruments and set one instrument to respond on channel 1 (A1) and the other to respond to channel 2 (A2).
Now create two MIDI tracks. Route both MIDI tracks to Kontakt and set one channel to output MIDI channel 1 and the other to MIDI channel 2. You should now be able to access either of the two loaded instruments.




I'm ok with the first bit probably how I described it.

I'm using Cubase 6.07

I'll try what you suggested.

To anwser Desmond as well, it is multi.

The patches sound great, I want to get playing.

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BJG145



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Re: VST synths routing new [Re: Wiseau]
      #1039930 - 26/03/13 03:24 PM
Quote Wiseau:

To anwser Desmond as well, it is multi.



Kontakt is, but your original question was about Absynth and Massive, which aren't.


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