Most plugins will simply output to a single stereo audio channel by default. This is just fine if you’re only playing the plugin on a single track in Renoise.
But when you’re working with a multi-timbral plugin like SampleTank, and you’ve got multiple aliases set up in Renoise to trigger each part/voice from a different MIDI channel, then you also need to take care of setting up the proper audio routings, so that each part/voice gets routed to the correct track.
I’m not familiar with SampleTank myself, but in its mixer panel you should be able to assign each part/voice to a different output bus like “Out 1+2”, “Out 3+4”, “Out 5+6”, and so on.
Once those are assigned, go into Renoise’s plugin properties, expand the Audio Routing section, and assign each output to the desired track.
Thanks for the info. I’ve wondered why I’ve had so many problems trying to do that, and your explanation made it make sense as to why it did this–I had tons of problems in earlier versions of Renoise with this. It’s good that in THIS version, it just doesn’t work at all, because in past versions, it would really act buggy when I would attempt this, and I never understood why.
Many years ago, I think 3 machines ago, when I’d share my actual song files, people would continually critique how I used to never use aliases, and I originally got told that the reason why my feeble attempts to do slides (again, this is a long time ago on old hardware and on really old versions of Renoise) would bog the computer down so much to where it almost crashed was because I had multiple instances of a plugin being used.
Unfortunately, that wiki you linked to made my head hurt, and when I tried to use the options in the program, I looked at it for about 2 minutes, tried changing some options, and just exited Renoise. Here’s what I saw:
That’s about as confusing as all the routing that shouldn’t be necessary but is required to put a stereo effect on a single mono channel in Cubase vs how in ProTools it’s just done automatically.
I think the best thing would be for me to simply stop using aliases, since I’ve never had a problem with CPU usage on my newer machines, and CPU usage is the only possible advantage I can see to using aliases in the first place. If there are other advantages, please let me know what they are.
Thanks for the info