Hey guys. Ive done a number of search engine queries, but I don’t think I really even know how to phrase a search, so hopefully someone here can help me out.
Im running Cubase Elements 9, Windows 10 PC with four core processor, 8 Gigs DDR3 RAM. Anyway, here goes:
My band mate and I want to do some Christmas songs. Recently, I found out a person could download entire MIDI arrangements and so I went and found some Christmas ones to use as templates/experiments. Everything is cool and Im having a good time with a few songs. Then, one particular one had about a dozen MIDI tracks, with the instruments preloaded using HALion (all the songs are constructed this way). When I try to change the vst instrument on the tracks, the audio randomly drops. One of two things happen, either the volume dial in the instrument turns itself to zero, or the track will go silent, even though the keys are showing as being played. It happened on three different vsts by different creators.
This bothered me to no end, so I just ditched that song altogether thinking it was something in the song itself. So, I got another song with about the same amount. It was much more stable with only one vst giving me the problem after multiple instances of using it (its called Sonatina Orchestra, a free VST). After about the third track of trying to use that vst, that last track has the cut out problem. So, I just used a different one called Hybrid; and viola, all stable.
I figured that maybe running too many instances of the same instrument is what was giving me fits. Though, none of the HALion presets were having the problem. Based on that hypothesis, I started searching for solutions. And what I found was that you can actually set up VST folders and then put the data and multiple tracks of the same instrument into one folder, apparently running multiple midi tracks off of one instrument track (this appears to be how the MIDI songs I downloaded were constructed in the first place). However, I cannot figure out how to do it. Ive searched and searched. I can make a group track, group fx, I can make folders of tracks, but I cannot figure out how to run one VST and have it play multiple different tracks with different presets.
Thanks for reading, I know its long. Any help is appreciated. Video links and tutorials etc. I cant zero on a good search query though.