Still struggling here with Multi-channel VSTi. I am writing this while it’s in my head before really trying to find time to create a repro, if I can.
I have been experimenting with the new Mutli-channel VSTi’s. So far with just Kontakt 5. Now, the beauty of this will be (when it works) that we can drag a bunch of tracks across projects and have sounds and midi all transferred at once.
Which is exactly what I did. Joy!
As I progressed, I discovered some strange ghost like tracks in the project window. The channels in the mix console look odd too, all named “synth”, which was not the name these channels had in the source project from which they were dragged.
I hit WRITE for automation, and these ghost tracks vanish. Then more substantial looking, “normal” style synth tracks appeared in the project window. Only that these were bunched in with another Kontakt instance I had already loaded. Get this: 2 Kontakt instances are now grouping their outputs under one folder in the VST instruments folder of the project window.
THe channels in the mix console change colour too, at this instant.
After saving I get a crash. Ok, maybe a glitch I think.
Reverting to a backup, I try placing the “dragged” Kontakt tracks in WRITE again, and the whole thing happens again.
With my previously reported bug about TRIM not working for these new multi channel VSTi’s, there is certainly something very strange going on with the coding that had been created for these VSTi’s.
I am loathe to return to using Rack instruments, as these cannot be dragged across projects so easily. But it looks like I may have to, as saving from this state causes a crash, fairly guaranteed.
Can SB please have a deep look at what is going on here.
I will try and create a solid repro, if I can work out what is doing this. But even without a repro, something is definitely wrong here. The TRIM bug is enough to raise eyebrows here.