Ok, need some clarification before I go off the deep end. I’m sure I’m overlooking the obvious.
When you have an Instrument track, it’s not possible to change the midi channel - even in the Midi > List Editor. Even though the List Editor has a column to edit the midi channels (and I tried changing them). On an instrument track, described as a hybrid midi type sorta track, you can apply audio effects as an insert or send. But… you can’t use multiple midi outputs on individual tracks, say from Kontakt. Which sucks.
When you use a Midi track, you can have multiple tracks and midi channels - great - but you can’t use the audio effects/plugins. So that sucks…
So you might see what I’m getting at. I want to use audio effects/plugins/automation on my midi tracks, while/or having a way to separate parts of an instrument on individual tracks without having to create a gazillion instances of one VST.
It couldn’t be as difficult as I’m making it, so would really appreciate any production tips that are prolly right in my face.