Working With Multi-Timbral Soft Synths in Logic Pro

Rather than run multiple instances of a virtual instrument to access multiple sounds learn how to use them in multi-timbral mode. Toby Pitman unravels the mystery behind how to set these up in Logic.  

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Hi Toby,
Great timing you have. This is the exact issue I'm trying to figure out.
I have an instance of Stylus and one of Omnisphere. Each with 8 midi channels and 8 aux channels. The part I am struggling with, is mixing these. I set everything up exactly the way Steve H showed in TNT2. Multi instrument and transformers working exactly the way he shows.
Software instrument track with instance of stylus > multi instrument object in environment > 8 subsequent midi channels in arrange > 8 aux channels in mixer + arrange.
All works great but where I am falling apart is understanding how to mix these.
So here is my question:
I would like to convert the midi to audio in order to mix. How do I get this to happen? I'd kill for a video on this step showing how to get the midi coming back on aux channels to new audio tracks so they can be used with effects etc. Same issue with my virus TI too. I can't wait for Logic 10 if they can get this perfected.
Thanks to you and anyone else who can explain this to me.
Hey Craig,

You should be able to apply any effects and automation onto the Aux channels being fed by the plugins.

Obviously you'll need to apply any instrument (Stylus, Omnisphere) automation to the software instrument track.

No need to convert to audio unless you want to chop it up.

Is this any help?
As Toby says you can mix the Aux channels...

But, if you really want to render your MIDI tracks into audio and then mix those, you can solo an Aux channel and then choose File > Bounce...
Then repeat the process for each Aux you want as a separate audio track. They'll be in your project's Bounce folder.

Alternatively, you could route each Aux channel's output to a new different Bus.

Next create a new audio track for every Aux channel and set each audio tracks Input to match an Aux's Output Bus.

Record enable those audio tracks and hit record. You'll then be rendering each of the Aux channels audio signal to it's own audio track in real-time.

Hope it helps

Thanks! Great article.

And Thank you Rounik for the great signal routing tips.

Thanks guys.
Really helpful and much appreciated!!!

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