It seems that I need a related-but-different approach to apply in a slightly different scenario. I hope that there’s an answer that you can hep me find.
[ Win7 x64, Cubase 8.5.15 x64 ]
Arturia’s brand new ARP 2600 V3 no longer has a separate ‘Efx’ version, which could previously be used as an insert on any track.
However, the new 2600 still has a ‘Preamplifier’ section into which you can, somehow, route audio which can then be passed through all of the synthesizer’s modules.
My goal is to be able to load a VSTi on Track 1, say a Kontakt piano . . .
. . . and then load the Arturia ARP 2600 V3 on Track 2 . . .
And route the Track 1 audio (as generated by the VSTi piano by live playing or pre-written MIDI notes) into the Track 2 ARP 2600 for processing.
I can’t get peakae’s method to work because, although I can get the Kontakt piano track to output to a ‘not connected’ dummy buss, I have no idea how to get the audio from that buss into the ARP 2600 (loaded either as a Track Instrument or a Rack Instrument).
When loaded as a Rack Instrument, I can get the Kontakt piano audio track to output to the dummy buss. I hit a key, I see the short meter burst on the piano MIDI track, and I see sustained meter bursts on both “Kt. st. 1” (the piano’s audio track), and the dummy buss meter. So far, so good. But then…
When loaded as a Rack Instrument, (1) the 2600’s ‘audio track’ is output only—it doesn’t allow me to select an input buss at all, and (2) the 2600’s MIDI track only allows MIDI sources as inputs, and I can only output via MIDI (to the 2600’s “MIDI In” or various MIDI ports on my sound card).
That’s where I’m stuck.
It should (?) be do-able . . . an Arturia forum member is doing it quite easily (albeit on a different DAW) here:
[The above video is one of several nice intro videos that he’s produced for the V3.]
Any ideas? Am I missing something basic? Is there some other esoteric way to load the 2600 that would make it easier to route audio into it? I can’t be the first person facing this problem…
Thank you all very much for any wisdom or guidance that any of you can impart.