Old 03-26-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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...with the track folders implementation.

Here's the problem. I set up a drum mix using 14 tracks - track 1 is the Drum VSTi and all the other tracks are receiving individual outputs from it.

Now, my thinking would be to turn the first track into a folder, put the rest of the drum tracks in it, shrink them up so they take up less real estate, and use the fader for track 1 as the level for everything.

- Doing this silences everything from track 2 onwards. ?!?

OK - the workaround seems to be using track 2 as the parent folder and not track 1 with the VSTi on it - now you can reduce the real estate of the remaining tracks and still hear the sound of all the drums. Cool

But there's a catch... If you have any FX applied to your individual drum channels (as one normally does with compressors, eq's, and what-not on all the individual drums) putting them in a folder subjects every drum to every FX chain in in the folder !?!?!?

Is this a feature or a bug?

ex. - my kick drum is the parent folder on track 2 ('cause making track 1 (with the VSTi) the parent folder mutes all of the sends) - it's mono with a channel insert VST applied with compression and eq. When making it the parent folder, all of my drum tracks are mono'd and go through the kick drum's FX chain.

I'm confused. Am I missing something or is this the way Reaper is supposed to handle folders?

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Old 03-26-2007, 03:03 PM   #2
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The way I have done it is to make a Folder called drums.

Now make the first track inside the folder hold the VSTi.

The rest of the tracks inside the folder hold the various drum parts.

It works fine. Any FX on the folder affect everything. Any Fx on an individual track only affect that track.
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Thanks Alistair, I'll give that a try.

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Old 03-26-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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That worked a treat. Cheers!

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Old 03-26-2007, 03:31 PM   #5
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Great stuff
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