A simple starter project for Energy XT and Tracktion users

Scope project files
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Kymeia
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Post by Kymeia » Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:49 pm

<a name="planetz-file"></a><a href="http://www.fingermarks.co.uk/music/simp ... .zip"><img src="/forums/images/file_icon.gif" border="0" alt=" File"> File</a><BR> <a name="planetz-tag"></a>Related To: Newbie Projects<BR> <a name="planetz-tag"></a>Pulsar Version: Pulsar All Versions Ok<BR> _____________________________________<BR><BR> I was looking for a simple "newbie" type project that would enable me to play and record my various sound sources in one environment but I couldn't find one so after much experimentation I've made one myself. I humbly submit this in the hope some will find it useful and that any experts here may help me refine it further or point out it's shortcomings (I'm sure it has loads).

With this project I can play and record from my Korg Workstation (or any live input), any Scope synth and VSTi synths using either Energy XT or Tracktion - and make use of both VSTi and Scope effects. I can also record the mixer out put so I can add either track effects (each input has a channel strip) or send effects using Scope effects - all of which go into a seperate mixer channel in either of these sequencers. I've kept it simple - no busses (which I don't know how to use yet) - and just a small mixer (the Dynamic one) and simple synth (Lightwave) and a freeware VSTi (Wasp) so it should be useable by nearly anyone who has either of these sequencers and the basic Scope package. As well as the pro file I've incuded default setups for Energy XT and Tracktion to go with it (after you have loaded the pro file in Scope). In Tracktion you assign the appropriate input using drag and drop. In Energy XT for some reason it doesn't seem to save "enablement" state with a project file so you will need to selectively enable/disable tracks as you require.

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Kymeia
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Post by Kymeia » Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:32 pm

I've added an updated version based on some new findings in Energy XT. I've found I can use eXT to output midi directly into Scope so I can set it up to create a midi track alongside the audio track as I play and record any Scope synth (or even for my workstation) and that way I have an editable version to work with, not just recorded audio (or both). You can also switch betwen using the Scope midi in or the sequencer midi in to play the Scope synth too (I only wish there was a proper switching module instead of having to change the connections) - so you can play back any midi files through the synth of your choice.

I suspect there's probably a way of cutting this down further and just using the big mixer to do everything I can do here with the channel strips etc but this would mean getting into esoteric studio stuff like busses and I was trying to avoid that (at least till I've mastered the essentials). This is a learning tool for me but I hope it will be useful for others too - now you can dispense with XTC mode but still have an editable midi version to manipulate (as well as use Energy XT's cool midi effects and arpegiattors etc to drive Scope synths). And you can record it all in eXT up to 32 bit and run VST's and VSTi's alongside the audio and Scope stuff. It's really a very flexible setup.

http://www.fingermarks.co.uk/music/ext_default3.zip

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Post by borg » Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:07 pm

On 2005-02-07 15:32, Kymeia wrote:
You can also switch betwen using the Scope midi in or the sequencer midi in to play the Scope synth too (I only wish there was a proper switching module instead of having to change the connections) - so you can play back any midi files through the synth of your choice.
look here :smile:

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Post by Kymeia » Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:48 pm

Perfect - thanks

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