I am interested in your opinion of using instrument tracks against MIDI tracks (whatever you prefer)
You see in the attached picture „example 1“ that for each of the three instruments, Viola, Cello, Bass, I loaded a seperate instance oft he corresponding VST instrument
Another way of doing it would be to only load for the first instrument track the corresponding VST instrument and adding up to 8 (stereo) MIDI tracks which are automatically connected to the first instrument track (and the VST instrument itself)
This is shown in picture „example 2a“.
Picture „example 2b“ shows that not only the MIDI tracks are appearing in your project zone or mixer zone, it additionally shows corresponding VST tracks which are linked to the first instrument track.
To analyze it from a tecnical view:
Example 1 (one instance of VST instrument per instrument track)
- Every instrument track can be handled das an audio track, that means you can directly put inserts/effects/EQ on it
- less stracks in your project/mixer window = better overview
- Needs more system resources
Example 2 (one instance of VST instrument + MIDI tracks)
- Needs less system resources
- increased effort to use inserts/effects/EQ as you cannot put them on the MIDI track. You have to use the corresponding VST track instead (not the VST instrument track)
How are you dealing with this topic, creating a compromise between better workflow with less tracks to handle with and using MIDI tracks for saving system ressources?