I got Kontakt 5 lately and also downloaded a trial version of Cubase 6 Elements. I had no problem to install Kontakt as a plug in insideCubase (I use fususrite Saffire 6 USB as an audio interface)
However, I don’t really see the sense in creating a multi consisting of several instruments when using Kontakt inside Cubase.
a) If I open an instrument track and choose Kontakt as a VST instrument, I have to open a new instance of Kontakt for every instrument track I create. Since an instrument track gives me no option to select a specific Midi channel(which I could then assign to an instrument in the Kontakt multi) there seems to be no sense in creating a multi-instrument multi.
b) If I open an instrument channel (devices/VST instruments) a corresponding midi track is automatically added. However, only ONE. For every instrument channel (with a corresponding midi channel) I create, I would then - like in a) – have to open a new instance in Kontakt as well (which would make a multi-instrument multi unnecessary here as well)
Only If I only create a Midi track I have the possibility to choose a Midi channel at all. However, when opening a Midi track Kontakt does not appear as an option in my output routing window.
So my question is: do I do something wrong (I go under the assumption that opening several instances of Kontakt need quit a bit of CPU ressources compared to only one) or is this the way it works in Cubase. If this is the case, what is the sense of a multi-instrument multi when you use Kontakt as a plug in?
Hope I expressed myself correctly (I have a german version of Cubase and therefore a German manual so I hope my wording is correct)
I would be happy if somebody could give me some advise
thanks in advance