Since: May 06, 2007
Sorry guys, I typed up my own issue and discovered the answer. However, I have a couple issues with Reaper I am having a tough time fixing...
I am currently using Superior Drummer 2.0 for my drum tracking with an Alesis DM10 Pro Studio Kit.
Let me start from the beginning of a new project to step by step what I am doing. I am an a nazi when it comes to keeping my work station organized. I was previously using Sony Acid Pro 7, and I was always able to keep my time line cleaned up by making Folder tracks to group things in, so I could easily expand or shrink large groups of tracks on a timeline.
I am attempting to do the same in Reaper, but some what confused.... and I hope I am explaining this properly. If not, I can post a youtube video to show you my issues...
In Sony Acid, when I started a folder track to group several tracks into, it made a folder group and put all the tracks into it. In Reaper, it appears that the first track in a folder/group is the actual folder track, is this correct? In Acid, if I where to say add 3 tracks to a folder group, none of the tracks would appear until I opened the folder track. But in Reaper, it looks like the first track is the actual folder itself....?
Have said that, here is my issue when it comes to my drum tracks.
Lets say I open Reaper and start a brand new clean slate project. I wanna add my drum sounds in. I'll right click on the time line and select "Insert virtual instrument on new track". I see a list of options that I have installed. I select "Superior Drummer 2 (x86) (ToonTrack) (32 Out)" which loads my SD 2.0.
Now, BEFORE it loads it, I get a message that says "Do you want to add the following tracks for this effect? If not, only the stereo 1/2 outputs will be audible without further routing"
Then it list the following:
"Stereo 1/2->New Track 2 "S1/2"
"Stereo 3/4->New Track 2 "S3/4"
"Stereo 5/6->New Track 2 "S5/6"
Ect... In that format, all the way to 32 channels. I click "Yes" and it adds 17 stereo tracks to the mixer. I can then goto the SD 2.0 plugin and route all the drum mics on that mixer to the channels on Reaper's mixer. So far, so good...
However, I want to group all my drum tracks together, so I click on the folder icon to make the main outs for SD a folder track so it groups all the drum tracks together, and all the audio from SD 2.0 stops working. When i un-group them to the original format, all the audio comes back.
Am I missing something here?