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Multi instrument presets should keep it's individual inserts-and fader settings when patch change in show page.

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asked Sep 11, 2020 in Show Page by perbillengen (550 points)
Like dummy tracks in Ableton and the way you can manipulate Mainstage on mac, Multi-instrument presets are a great way to save lots of CPU-power in a live performance, especially when you can call them as patch change on the show page. So I'm making multi instruments of both single and stacked instruments from different vendors. I can use this method when it's not an issue that it takes time to change the sound between songs.

Now, here is the problem I ran into. When calling a patch to fetch the preset of the multi-instrument, the individual inserts, sends and fader settings disappear from the preset. At first, I figured it was a bug, but it might be a feature that is needed since I can not get a workaround other than setting up another multi-instrument on that row/player. If you like I run 30 to 50 different songs on a gig using several keyboards and pads it will be a big load on the computer with all the multis opened. Both on mac and pc, I run both.

You need a good CPU-headroom to keep yourself out of trouble doing live shows.

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answered Dec 11, 2020 by bboylj3 (700 points)
If I understand your situation correctly, are you making sure you update or save the patch you did edits on so it won't change? I use multi instruments as well and I run about 69 songs, in total I only use about 13 patches, and the way I have that set up is I place those patches on each song block on the virtual player track and it changes to the next patch for me as I go through the setlist. Now as far as cpu load, ill recommend you have all your computers with Solid State Drives and 8 or 16gb of RAM to handle all that you need.