i'm working in cakewalk sonar, and using kontakt2 as my sample player. so far, i need to use about 30 different samples. i have each instrument sample on its own track, using its own channel/plugin pair. the problem i'm running into is the 16-instrument limit.
here is what i've tried:
1- load a new kontakt player. from sonar's viewpoint, this is fine; i can assign the i/o to/from the 2nd kontakt player just fine. from kontakt's viewpoint, he can't get input. all channels are marked "unavailable".
2- different set of instruments on each multipage -- i put strings on page 1-16, ww on page 17-32, and brass on page 33-48. here, the pb is either all instruments assigned to the same channel play regardless of which page they're on, or the channel input says "unavailable" for all but the first port ["a", which is assigned to "host"].
i've read the docs, and in there it says that having many instruments play at once from the same channel can be very useful if you want to layer instruments. i don't have any use at all for that; i just want to play all my samples. SEPARATELY. what am i doing wrong?