Old 11-10-2018, 12:04 PM   #1
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I have a video track what I'm trying to score. It's on it's own track.

I want to record each individual instance of several VSTi's, both the MIDI, and it's live Audio output onto a separate track, while monitoring the video's audio, but without recording that audio.

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*Monitor the video's audio
*Record only the individual VSTi's audio, and MIDI, each onto it's own track.

I know how to record the MIDI, and combined audio, but not how to route the individual VSTi's only to their own audio tracks. Many searches, and tuts later, I'm still missing something.

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Old 11-10-2018, 02:59 PM   #2
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For each "MIDI" track (with a VSTi on it):
-- create a track immediately after it,
-- drag the Routeing button from the "MIDI" track to the other one (to create a Send from one to the other),
-- RecArm the new track, then right-click the RecArm button and select Record: Output (stereo).

Do that for each of your tracks. RecArm the "MIDI" tracks and start Recording - you should see the incoming MIDI and the audio created by the plug-ins being recorded.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:43 PM   #3
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normally, it's not necessary and not even desireable to simultaneously record MIDI and audio of VST instruments. You usually only record the MIDI data and just hear the resulting audio on-the-fly. You might then need to edit the MIDI until it is perfect. Only then, you may wanna convert VSt intrument tracks to audio. For this, you don't need to record it. There are actions which let you simply render the MIDI at x-times real-time speed to get the corresponding audio. I find the action "Item: apply track/take fx to item" the most convenient one. It will render the audio you are hearing (including other fx which are enabled in the track's fx chain) as a new take underneath the original MIDI, allowing you to still be able to easily acces the MIDI and make changes to it. You would then delete the rendered old audio take and trigger the VST rendering action again.

Here's the procedure:



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Old 11-11-2018, 11:14 AM   #4
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Darkstar,

Thanks for the reply.
This, of course, works. It also helped me to find an anomaly in my system that must have been throwing me off.

If I create two tracks per your method, all is fine. But, sometimes when I make a 2nd two tracks, my MIDI doesn't work. I'll have to isolate whether it is VSTi related, or controller related.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:15 AM   #5
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SonicAxiom,
Thank you for this info.

I use the simultaneous recording method to catch the performance in Audio, as sometimes I go back and change VSTi parameters, for a related take, and then blend the Audio from there.

Your method gives me alternative workflow options that look promising for me.
I'll have to explore this when I get back to my workstation.

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