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Re: VEP Multiport Template

Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:35 am

Hello, Any idea why my articulations are never sent on midi channel 1 with the multiport setup ? it's working fine with a regular multitimbral VEP instrument but as soon as i'm using it thru multiport, i can only send my articulations script from channel 2 and above. Im using AG articulations with program change.
 
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Re: VEP Multiport Template

Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:56 am

I don't own AG, so I can't test it out.. You might want to ask the AG support line about that. I'm presuming that AG requires the use of at least one Scripter script in order to do what it does. And so does the multi port template. Do you have them both going? Try switching around the order. I will try to put some thought into what happens with Program change to see if that is the reason, but I have no knowledge about the AG script to know if its compatible with VEP Multi Port encoding at all. Try asking AG support.

You might want to have them look at the section on this thread about midifx handling. I suspect AG has their own way of processing ports which may not be compatible with vsl multiport template, but could be adapted

Update: I have since purchased AG. Unfortunately I do not think it will be possible to use it together with the VSL multi-port macro workaround. In order for AG to cooperate with the multi-port macro it will need its generated scripts to recognize CC99 messages and handle them appropriately. The author of AG says he is working on his own multi-port solution so I do not think he will ever make AG compatible with VSL's multi-port macro.
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Re: VEP Multiport Template

Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:55 pm

Updated templates to v1.4 with updated script.
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Re: VEP Multiport Template

Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:56 pm

Thanks for putting in the work on this Dewdman42! How has everyone been finding these fixes to the VEP Multiport situation? Is it stable enough to venture down the Multiport rabbit hole?
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Re: VEP Multiport Template

Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:10 pm

A couple of people have responded to me privately with very positive results, but I would love to see more feedback here on the thread. I have only used it on one project and it seemed to work.

What are pros and cons of using the multi port macro?

  1. You can have fewer consolidated instances in VEP, making it easier to navigate and to have less separate mixes there. This is particularly beneficial when MIR is being used.
  2. You can have humongous templates with thousands of tracks in LPX, though you still have limitations about how many tracks at a time can actually be playing through any one VEP instance at the same time.
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Re: VEP Multiport Template

Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:24 pm

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Re: VEP Multiport Template

Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:40 pm

v1.5 update

Fixed some problems, the previous templates did not all have the most up to date script on all channels. In the process I have streamlined the templates in a way that makes more sense.

Now there is one large template called 12.instances.256.chans.3072.tracks.logicx which can be used to start any project. You can always just delete tracks you are not interested in using.

For convenience some smaller templates are also provided with less then 12 VEP instances.

There is also a new template provided here that does NOT require multi-port mode, but simply sets up the environment for 24 VEP instances and 384 tracks.
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Re: VEP Multiport Template

Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:51 pm

Update v1.6

Found a few bugs in the template, fixed those, also organized the multi instrument objects by layer so that its easier to use the reassign tracks function to assign midi tracks to instance/port/channel.

An additional template WITHOUT the multi port functionality is also provided as a convenience for those wishing to use simple multi's in LPX, that can connect to up to 24 VEP instances, on 384 tracks.
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Re: VEP Multiport Template

Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:35 pm

Update v1.7

Updated the non-multi-port template. Now has 256 tracks feeding 16 VEP instances without any multiport. Previous version was missing some key environment objects related to metronome, etc.
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Re: VEP Multiport and SinglePort Templates

Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:02 pm

Update v1.8

The required scripter script has been optimized a bit. Please use this new version of the script called VepMultiPort15 until further notice for VEP instances with multiport handling. In addition some new templates have been added and existing ones cleaned up. There are now two templates without multiport at all, but very useful for setting up LPX multi's to VEP. There is also a hybrid template provided that has 6 VEP instances in single port mode and 6 VEP instances using multi port.
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Re: VEP Multiport/SinglePort Templates

Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:17 pm

Update: Changed comments to reflect that a large single VEP instance can be used by setting the Audio Pref: Process Buffer Range = Large.
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Re: VEP Multiport/SinglePort Templates

Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:27 pm

Update v1.9

  • New larger templates are provided that can use all 48 VEP ports. Its now possible to have a very large single VEP instance!
  • Documenation about usage has been updated (see first post above)
  • New "empty" templates provided that start out with no tracks pre-created, but easy way to add tracks on an as-need basis that are directed to the desired VEP instance, port and channel.
  • All templates have been improved a bit in terms of the Reassign Track sub-menus.

Note - I have discovered that by setting Process Buffer Range to large, dropped midi notes have been eliminated, even when using a single large VEP instance.
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VEP Multiport/SinglePort Templates - Update 1.91

Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:36 pm

Update 1.91

Added a few more empty templates, updated the documentation and cleaned up a few things.
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Re: VEP Multiport/SinglePort Templates

Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:31 pm

Update 1.92

Updated the script to strip articulationID from CC99 events since the environment macro unintentionally copies that into the CC99 events, which is generally not desirable. This will be important if you are using articulation handling scripts.
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Re: VEP Multiport/SinglePort Templates

Sun May 05, 2019 11:40 am

I have downloaded this template but cannot open it with Logic Pro x, what am I doing wrong?
 
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Re: VEP Multiport/SinglePort Templates

Sun May 05, 2019 12:01 pm

did you unzip the file?
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Re: VEP Multiport/SinglePort Templates

Sun May 05, 2019 12:17 pm

Err, no, I will do it now and get back to you (It didn’t give an option to unzip!
 
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Re: VEP Multiport/SinglePort Templates

Sun May 05, 2019 12:23 pm

Its compressed using 7z because it was too big to attach to this forum in a zip file. 7z compresses to a smaller file size. If you have problems getting it uncompressed, let me know but you probably have to uncompress it twice, its a zip file instead of a 7z file. So uncompress the 7z and you'll get a zip file, then uncompress the zip, and you'll get a folder full of stuff. I will update the docs on the original post about this
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Re: VEP Multiport/SinglePort Templates

Sun May 05, 2019 12:25 pm

actually reverse that, its a 7z file inside of a zip file. So when you downloaded it your browser might have unzipped it from the zip file, but you need to manually uncompress the 7z file. You'll end up with a folder full of stuff. If your browser didn't unzip it, then you will need to do two steps, unzip the zip, then uncompress the 7z file.
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Re: VEP Multiport/SinglePort Templates

Sun May 05, 2019 12:42 pm

Got it, never come across that before. Will try it shortly. I want to build a 6 x16 track to use for orchestration (I am quite new to this) Which template do you think would best suit me at this time?.