…on Rack State Change (presets)
This is my first post to the forums, (although I’ve been lurking around on here for the past week to absorb as much as I can). I recently bought a laptop dedicated to running cantabile. I love how detailed C3 is and I can see that once I wrap my head around certain concepts the realm of possibilities opens up.
On to my question:
I want to have a single Rack dedicated to Keyscapes with presets for all my favourite keyscape Keyboard sounds. I.E. Piano, Rhodes, Wurlizter ect… Then I can just throw that Rack into any song and change the rack preset on the fly to discover which type of keyboard will work best for the song and leave it there to be saved at the song level for the next time. Once I find the Keyscape sound (Rack state) I then save the song I then save the song. I tried it and this works great during the live experimentation phase but here is the problem:
The Song successfully switches the Rack state preset and the Keyscapes VST window reflects the preset change has occurred but the actually samples do not load. In order to get the samples to load I have to manually select a different rack state and then go back to the one I wanted for that song. That finally cues Keyscapes to start loading the samples.
Since I couldn’t get this working I have just been setting up individual racks for each Keyscape instrument I want but I would like to know if I’m missing something in Cantabile (I probably am) or if maybe the Keyscapes VST is behaving abnormally when it receives program change information.
I should also mention that I DO NOT want keyscapes to preload the sample data for all these sounds. I want previous samples to be unloaded and new sample to be loaded on each state change. This is because Keyscapes has a really cool preview feature that allows you to start playing a basic (but very playable) version of the sound within a second or two which is good enough for me under certain circumstances (Jamming, ect…)
Also, in terms of linked or embedded rack (still a bit hazy on these concepts) which should I use for this particular setup.
Thanks and happy to be apart of such a cool community!