With VST instuments, you have the option of routing the signal to a specific track. Is there a similar option for sample-based instruments? I have found it helpful in many situations, but I don’t understand the rationale of why it’s only available for plugins.
My current task is to do some mixing/mastering work on old FT2 tracks, so I want to make tracks so I can apply FX to “bass”, “piano”, etc. I don’t need to change anything in patterns. Currently tracks are shared between instruments, so i can’t assume track13 is “Bass” etc without a lot of error-prone manual copy/pasting. Many “instruments” like bass are split between many samples for different attack/articulation/whatever.
If these were plugin based I would just output to track and then apply my FX chains.
Maybe my best bet is to fire up a plugin sampler like machfive? I hate to do that and lose my envelopes.