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Old 07-31-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Multiple VSTi on a track, each responding to a different MIDI channel?

Is it possible to have multiple VSTi on a single track and have each one respond to a different MIDI channel? It seems like this should be possible, but I haven't been able to figure it out.

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Old 08-01-2009, 11:00 AM   #2
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Hello Bill,

As far as I understand the flow of MIDI data in Reaper, this would only be possible if each VST allows you to define the input channel.

Some VSTs are in "omni" mode, meaning they listen to all channels, so it would be possible to filter undesired channels with a JS filter, but then these channels would remain filtered out for the rest of the FX chain, ie the second VST.

Again, that's my understanding so far, I could be wrong

Why do you need both VSTs to be on the same track? Maybe we can achieve the same result in some other way.

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Old 08-01-2009, 12:22 PM   #3
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Is it possible to have multiple VSTi on a single track and have each one respond to a different MIDI channel? It seems like this should be possible, but I haven't been able to figure it out.

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it's nothing to do with reaper.

the midi notes should be with the correspond channel

and the vst should be able to respond to different midi channels.

much of the multi out vsti, can.
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It is to do with Reaper - if you could specify a MIDI Channel filter for each FX:

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Old 08-06-2009, 11:49 AM   #5
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Thanks! I just +1'd your FR.

This might be possible now by using some fancy JS MIDI sender/receiver type plugins. Not sure if anything like this is currently available, but I imagine it could work something like this:

Chain:
- Router Plugin to route MIDI data to receivers based on incoming MIDI channel.

- Receiver Plugin for channel 1.
- VSTi to play notes on channel 1.
- MIDI Eater plugin.

- Receiver Plugin for channel 2.
- VSTi to play notes on channel 2.
- MIDI Eater plugin.

- Receiver Plugin for channel 3.
- VSTi to play notes on channel 3.
- MIDI Eater plugin.
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Now 10 years later I am exactly looking for something like that. Is there now a solution?
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Old 03-23-2019, 05:46 AM   #7
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It is possible. But every VSTi has to be able to be defined in a channel, kontakt for example. I can load a kontakt instance with an instrument in midi channel 3. Now I can load another kontakt instance with an instrument in midi channel 7. If I play a note in midi channel 3, it sounds the first kontakt, and if I play a note in midi channel 7 it sounds the second one.

It's essential that both kontakt instances are defined to merge with midi bus (right clic on Out button control between Param and UI, Midi Output, Merge with midi bus) so that the midi signal could be in its output. So, the midi signals enter the first kontakt instance, generate sound or not depending of midi channel, go through this kontakt instance until its output and enter the second kontakt instance.
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MiniHost is an easy way and it's free.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/22y3gl6mg8...1.5.8.zip?dl=1

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thanks Bob.... looks like a handy tool, will give it a try
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Is it possible to have multiple VSTi on a single track and have each one respond to a different MIDI channel? It seems like this should be possible, but I haven't been able to figure it out.

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-Bill
Right click in the pin button for the VSTi ...there you have a menu where you can configure MIDI BUS input for each VSTi. then you can create MIDI sends to specific MIDI busses and a specific channel.
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