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How Can I change the default software instrument behaviour?

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by yavuz, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. yavuz

    yavuz Senior member

    When I open an empty project and instantiate a multi-timbral software instrument, I get e rhodes sound and 16 channels of MIDI that controls that instrument.

    How can I change the this behaviour?
    Let's say I want to make preset and make that the default instrument or I want Logic to instantiate an empty software instrument as default.
    How can I do that without having to create a template for it.

    Thanks..
     
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  3. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    If you do not agree to the ideas of the developers you have to make one or more templates with your favorite settings.
     
  4. yavuz

    yavuz Senior member

    So, there is no other way?

    I was hoping that there would be some other way since even with templates I add instruments all the time and I have to reset the channel.
     
  5. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    No way I know of. As a workaround without templates you can build your own channelstrip settings.

    For the default behavior, maybe one could edit some files, maybe the behavior is buried in the core program. Since a while, Apple wants to initially deliver a sounding channelstrip in Logic and Mainstage. I am rather surprised that I don't get a handful of notes when I add an instrument channelstrip. But wait – the new Logic Drummer does exactly that ... now you know the direction.
     
  6. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    You need to create your own template if you want specific instruments loaded in at start up.

    But you _can_ have Logic call up a new software instrument without the rhodes loaded in. Simply uncheck the Open Library checkbox in the new tracks dialogue box. An empty instrument will then be loaded.
     
  7. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    Part of the solution is to "uncheck" Open Library in the lower left of the new track selection box. That's the best you can do without creating a template.

    Having said, I have "empty plus" templates that I frequently use as starting points for mostly MIDI, or mostly audio projects.
     
  8. yavuz

    yavuz Senior member

    That is the answer I was looking for. Thanks...
     
  9. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Oops ...
    In comparison to the solution my answers sounded more whiningly than helpful.

    At least I seem to serve as a kind of kickstarter in some threads, sometimes ;)
     
  10. yavuz

    yavuz Senior member

    You certainly did that this time :)
     
  11. yavuz

    yavuz Senior member

     
  12. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    In addition to what was said above, you can also make your own channel strip and then in the Library, choose [Define as default].

    Then, if you do have Open Library checked, your user-defined default strip will load.
     
  13. yavuz

    yavuz Senior member

    That's even better.
    I wonder if I can set and empty instrument as default.

    Thanks....
     
  14. yavuz

    yavuz Senior member

    Just realized no need to save empty instrument as default since checking off open library is the same thing.

    How can I save an instrument along with an effect send to an aux bus and save it all together with the bus + effect. Thanks...
     
  15. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    Yes you can.

    Thanks Colin for pointing this out.

    But coming full circle, what is the difference between opening an Empty project with Open Library unchecked and Multi-timbral set as desired versus creating an empty Channel Strip set as default with Open Library checked on? Unless there is an instrument of choice in the channel strip and the instrument is zero'd out.
     
  16. yavuz

    yavuz Senior member

    Yes I had just realised that :)

    When I open some presets from the library I see that they instantiate some effects on busses and use bus sends all saved as a preset.

    I tried saving as a performance but could not do the same thing.
     
  17. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Nice tip!
     
  18. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Save it as a "patch" in the Library. Then when you call it up, all routings will be loaded with it.
     

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