I am re-thinking my design approach for my songs. Right now, I do not use racks very often. I
try to explain my intention for this with an example:
I use a kontakt plugin with 5x stereo outs. My song needs a piano, organ, strings, brass and a
guitar. I setup kontakt with all the needed instruments, every single one routed to a separate stereo out, i.e. piano = stereo out 1, organ = stereo out 2 and so on. In cantabile, I can adjust every level individually and additionally can send the guitar to a guitar rig plugin.
Everything is fine right now. The BIG disadvantage of this method is, that I always have
to create new instruments for a new song, I have no “reuse” possibilities.
I am thinking about this new approach:
With the example above, I create five different racks with a kontakt plugin with only
one stereo out inside and setup the instrument in it. Inside the rack with the guitar I also add my guitar rig plugin.
Then I get the following racks: Piano Rack, Organ Rack…etc. I can load them all to my song
and have the same abilities as before plus reuse capability for similar songs (and some other advantages of course )
Okay, now the point: Does anyone have some experience with the load differences between these approaches?
First approach: 1x kontakt with 5x stereo outs, 1x guitar rig
Second approach: 5x kontakt with each 1x stereo out and 1x guitar rig.