I use Aria for GPO and JABB as a VST-plugin in Cubase Essential 5. I now how to get things working, but I am not sure whether my procedures are the most reasonable, so here are some questions
1. Let's say I want to use a cello and a flute of GPO. Presently, I set up two different "Instrument tracks", to which Aria is loaded. Then the instruments, cello and flute, are loaded in Aria, both in the first column. This works, but what I have been wondering about is that, this way, I do not do anything about the MIDI channel setup in Aria, both seem to be om channel 1. Is this right?
2. The use of effects, such as reverb. Obviously, it may be done in two ways
(a) by using the reverb internal to Aria, or
(b) by keeping a dry signal in Aria and add reverb as a send (or insert) effect on an FX channel of Cubase E, and adjust it on the track settings.
Which way is to be preferred, from the point of view of quality, adjustability, or CPU (the sound I get seem to be quite different)?
Let me add that I am sure not everyone here uses vesions of Cubase as their sequencer. However, I would presume that my questions are applicable to most sequencers, in particular the latter.