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szurcio
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Postby szurcio; Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:41 pm Stacking several softsynths

What are you guys using for stacking several synths (for example, to combine several different bass presets from 3 plugins) - Is there anything like Rob Papen's Prisma but for other synths?
pdxindy
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Postby pdxindy; Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:04 pm Re: Stacking several softsynths

Live or Bitwig... but have instrument racks which make layering any synths easy...
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ATN69
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Postby ATN69; Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:06 pm Re: Stacking several softsynths

Simple in most DAW's I would guess. In FL Studio you load up all the synth plugs you want to stack and set them all to the same midi channel.
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ontol
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Postby ontol; Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:23 pm Re: Stacking several softsynths

Studio One does this fairly easily, not sure if that is an unusual thing or not...
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Postby Armagibbon; Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:40 pm Re: Stacking several softsynths

Yea isn't that a vanilla thing for most daws? Load a buncha synths, play tutti...

Does Prisma do anything special with that hosting capability? If it lets you route a buncha cv shit every which way, that'd be pretty kickin.
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Teksonik
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Postby Teksonik; Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:42 pm Re: Stacking several softsynths

You could try Plug and Mix Chainer:

http://www.plugandmix.com/products/p1888-Chainer/

But I am currently working with FL Studio's Patcher plugin for layering synths. I still need to figure out the Mid Routing for using controllers and how the assignments work in relation to FL.
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Armagibbon
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Postby Armagibbon; Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:06 am Re: Stacking several softsynths

P&M makes one of those too? How well does it host plugs that aren't theirs?
ghettosynth
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Postby ghettosynth; Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:19 am Re: Stacking several softsynths

I use a big monitor. If I really need to stack more, I turn it sideways.
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DJ Warmonger
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Postby DJ Warmonger; Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:25 am Re: Stacking several softsynths

With Ableton Instrument Rack this problem is non-existent. Because it's native solution - if I had to use some external plugin to hold instruments, it would be much more cumbersome.
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egbert101
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Postby egbert101; Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:46 am Re: Stacking several softsynths

Reaper is a very audio engineer type DAW. Difficult to really get used to, but very powerful. It allows you to chain any number of plugins together, and save that chain along with all the changes you made to each plugin. Basically a rack of instruments/effects per track. So it's easy to stack multiple instruments together and save them as a preset.
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Postby Cinebient; Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:01 am Re: Stacking several softsynths

I do that often. In Logic f.e. you have stacked tracks where you can play 1,2...10-20 or whatever you like synths at the same time and hide them in one track (like you put things into a folder).
You can have 100´s of tracks using each it´s own instruments, FX and midi FX channel etc. save them all into a stacked track as single performence triggered via one midi channel (you also can split them if you like).
You even can put then additonal FX into the stacked track then.
I love that. This way you can simply load a monster stacked sound or things like 20 arps played as one huge polyrythmic instrument without having to look at 20 different tracks in your sequencer.
I also can do things like open the tracks with a click, sustain some of the instruments and play melodies with some others and so on.
But i´m sure every major DAW can do such things these days?
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BlackWinny
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Postby BlackWinny; Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:44 am Re: Stacking several softsynths

Any DAW and my ears.
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DrewDale
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Postby DrewDale; Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:39 am Re: Stacking several softsynths

I use Mercury.
Multi timbral so I can stack up to 4 sounds in one vst and on one channel.
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AnX
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Postby AnX; Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:52 am Re: Stacking several softsynths

Just send the MIDI from one synth to the others. You can do that in most hosts, without the need of anything extra.
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BlackWinny
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Postby BlackWinny; Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:24 pm Re: Stacking several softsynths

DrewDale wrote:I use Mercury.
Multi timbral so I can stack up to 4 sounds in one vst and on one channel.

This synth was a gem at its time (between 2001 and 2004).
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