I had this posted under another forum subtopic., but I got no response so I've moved it here.
I hope someone here can provide assistance or a step by step procedure on using Aria as a multi-channel instrument in Pro-Tools. I'm really starting to think there is something broken with Aria in Protools.
I've been trying for days to figure out how the internal routing for Aria works in Protools. Just upgraded to PT9.
I'm at the point now that I've used Aria/ Protools and Sibelius for a while, and I'm trying to create standard templates in Sibelius and inside Protools to make my life easier and I'm finding strange things with respect to routing paths.
It seems that when I create a multi-channel instance of Aria in an instrument track, I can't get access to all 16 channels. There is an apparent conflict with not just stereo pair 1/2 but also, I can't load a patch into the first slot and then send that signal to a separate Audio track. All the others slots starting with the 2nd slot work fine. This is a common way to use the multi-channel RTAS plugins. I imagine VST is similar.
I find the manuals very weak on the subject of routing.
It would be really great if someone could point me to a document that clearly explains the analog signal paths.
What I've been able to see so far:
1) channel pair 1/2 is somehow in common use with the Ambience engine in GPO.
2) If I assign the first slot to 1/2 and I switch off reverb, then nothing makes it out.
3) I can make 15 of the slots work as I expect
4) another plugin in Protools seems to suffer the same symptoms so I'm not sure if it's a protools 9 thing or not.
I imagine that the developers have a "wiring" diagram for the system that would clearly illustrate the limitations in various DAWs.
Can someone confirm:
1) Aria Multi-channel works as 16 separate Analog channels in Protools 9?
2) that the internal effects bus in Aria ( Ambience plugin) is hard wired to Analog 1/2"
3) if there is a manual or tech-note that clearly explains the "analog" signal paths"
Thanks for any advice, help files ... perhaps a books that explains this.