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Last post Sat, Aug 25 2007 by steve_hopper, 5 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Aug 23 2007 14:35
by steve_hopper
Joined on Mon, Aug 20 2007, Posts 5
Hello Everyone,

Smile

I feel really silly asking this question, but I've only had VSL installed for three days, and it works very differently to what I'm used to.

To give you an idea of my current setup, I have the VST version mounted in energyXT (a host application, if you are not familiar with it), and feed the VST from a score writing application, Harmony Assistant, rather than a midi sequencer.

I see there are twelve Matrix Assign slots. I know how to load matrices into them, no problem there. My problem is that some of my midi files (my own amateur compositions and those of other composers) often have data on channels 13 to 16. With only 12 slots, not 16, how do I feed from those channels above the 12th? I hope what I've written makes sense...written communication is not my strongest suit. Sad

Can you folks assist an old fool with his petty problem. I look forward to your repy...if I don't die of embarrassment beforehand. Surpriseops:

Highest regards,

Steve
Tags: HowTo Matrix MIDI
Posted on Thu, Aug 23 2007 16:16
by dpcon
Joined on Sat, Oct 12 2002, Los Angeles, Posts 1646
Each VI player you can recieve only 1 midi channel. If you have 5 instruments on five different channels than you should have 5 VI 's open. The twelve matrix slots are there so you can load different articulations and presets in each slot and switch back and forth. For example:

Violin
Slot 1 = Legato

Slot 2 = Short articulations

Slot 3 = Muted

You use a Key Switch (KS) or some other controller to change matrixes on that instrument but you can only send one midi channel to those violins. If the violin patch contains 100 patches you can access them all on one midi channel and not have to have 100 tracks in your sequencer.

Watch the tutorial videos and they explain very well.
Dave Connor
Posted on Thu, Aug 23 2007 22:00
by steve_hopper
Joined on Mon, Aug 20 2007, Posts 5
Thank you Dave. Smile

I did wondering whether that was the case, but I could not make it work, so assumed I was wrong.

I don't think my setup is going to work. I think I need a good midi sequencer in which to mount my VSL instruments. And a new PC. My current machine only has 1 Gigabyte of RAM...not enough, methinks. Which sequencer do you recommend?

Best wishes,

Steve
Posted on Thu, Aug 23 2007 22:24
by dpcon
Joined on Sat, Oct 12 2002, Los Angeles, Posts 1646
Steve,

Can you add more ram? Many people are loading 4 gigs of ram on Windows XP machines and accessing 2.5 gigs of ram for VI by using the 3 gb switch. If your PC is old and the processor below 2.0 ghz you may want to replace it with a faster machine. Your sequencer or DAW should be on a machine with a lot of power especially if you want to run VI and other plugins like Altiverb or other convolution reverbs etc.

Many Mac users have Logic or Digital Performer (I have DP)

Wndows users I think use Sonar and others but I'm no expert there. You should research what's out there and see what people say and what seems like a good fit for you.
Dave Connor
Posted on Sat, Aug 25 2007 17:41
by steve_hopper
Joined on Mon, Aug 20 2007, Posts 5
dpcon wrote:
Steve,

Can you add more ram? Many people are loading 4 gigs of ram on Windows XP machines and accessing 2.5 gigs of ram for VI by using the 3 gb switch. If your PC is old and the processor below 2.0 ghz you may want to replace it with a faster machine. Your sequencer or DAW should be on a machine with a lot of power especially if you want to run VI and other plugins like Altiverb or other convolution reverbs etc.

Many Mac users have Logic or Digital Performer (I have DP)

Wndows users I think use Sonar and others but I'm no expert there. You should research what's out there and see what people say and what seems like a good fit for you.


Hi Dave & all,

Thanks for you advice...much appreciated. Alas, no. My antiquated old contraption of a machine is already rammed to the gunwhales at 1 gig. At least it's reasonably fast at 2.99 ghz. I do need to upgrade fairly soon, I know that. This thing was made before Pontius got his pilot's licence. The rack of beads on wires give it's antiquity away. [Wink]

I think I've found a solution to my problem, in the form of Steinberg's V-STACK virtual VST-Rack. I've tried it out with some pretty heavy loads and, thus far, it appears to be working beautifully.

Again, many thanks for your kind help. Big Smile

Highest regards to all,

Steve
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