Thanks for any and all hints and helps.
That would actually work, as each instance has unique parameters for essentially the same chain. The question comes down to the states.
My racks (vocal & guitar) are linked racks and they have unique preset parameters.
I haven’t identified whether those parameters stay with each song, or if changing them in one song modifies the rack for other songs using that rack.
I ran into that with Waves plugins early on and created separate setups, so I didn’t have to verify each plugin’s parameters.
When I first used the Waves Studio Rack, the A/B switching (6/12 string) didn’t follow the A/B instance of the studio rack, so separate Ableton setups solved the issue.
I’m using the Waves Studio Rack in each of my Cantabile linked racks. I found that splitting the 4k+ band left and right decreased string noise sibilance effectively.
I don’t use a pick and the LR Baggs Anthem StagePro microphones clearly hear my fingers touch the strings, even when attenuated as far as I want to go. The 4-11k band drop/split makes that go away.
I’m using the Waves C6-sidechain in each rack to duck bass vocal for guitar and mid-high guitar for vocal. EQ levels and ducking change with the application, because of the guitar characteristics.
I’m learning about ‘states’, but haven’t used them yet.
You’re saying I should create multiple ‘snapshots’ and assign them to states? Or do linked rack parameter settings follow the song? Or do states follow the song?
I need to learn about states, snapshots and parameter saves.
My setups are simple at this point, so I can sort out all these answers, before adding the harmony and pedal FX guitar audio inputs.
My guitars won’t change, unless stolen or destroyed. I sold the other two, to focus on these.
I’m also isolating Cantabile user plugin presets from Ableton user plugin presets, for no platform change surprises.