How to use Multiple Outputs in Reaper
What is a Multiple Output?
Multi-Outs make the processing of each drum signal more flexible, DAWs handle multi-out plugins in various ways. To properly use the multi-out functionality in your DAW you might have to create extra AUX tracks and/or use the dedicated multi-out option.
Make sure to the output to "Individual" instead of "Master" within the plugin:
Sending an Instrument through its individual out will remove it from the master processing of your plug-in, so please be aware, that Mix-Preset, Reverb, Saturate, Maximize, and of course Master Volume will not affect drums routed to their individual outs.
Think of each channel of your plug-in as the input from a drum microphone. So If you, for example, mute the Kick channel in the mixer, you might still hear the Kick on the Overhead and Room channels.
Multiple Output supported ujam plug-ins are the Virtual Drummer 2 Series, Beatmaker 2 Series, and the Virtual Guitarist Carbon and Iron2.
How to route multi-outs in Reaper?
First, start an instance of your plug-in. To do so right-click on the timeline and select “Insert virtual instrument on new track”
A Menu will open up where you can choose your plug-in (for this explanation we’re going to stick with VD-Brute) Double click on the plug-in you want to start. Note that reaper automatically recognizes the multiple outputs. Here you can choose if you want to send all outputs to one master track or to split them - in this case, we want to create multiple tracks so click on yes and continue.
An instance of the plug-in will start and the multiple tracks will be created automatically for you. One last thing to do is to assign the instruments to their individual output. Click on the instrument you’d like to assign and select “individual” in the output section.
Once you assign the instrument to their individual track you can see that the output gets sent to the separated track (just a quick hint you can rename the tracks to the corresponding instrument to get a better overview of your instruments and tracks) Also please note that the Overhead mic and Room also have an individual output you can adjust.
Done! You should be good to go now.
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