I ought to try doing what I want before asking about it
I was able to successful distribute a VST instrument into multiple stereo channels in FL Studio, but it’s behaving strangely.
To route 2 channels into 32 channels, I first did
a1, a2 inch 1, 2 as the input and then
out a1, a2, a1, a2, a1, a2, a1, a2, ... as the output.
I initially set
nchnls_i = 2 and
nchnls = 32, but FL Studio only saw 2 stereo inputs and outputs. Csound gives a warning about “limiting excess channels”, so I am guessing this is Csound’s doing.
I then set
nchnls_i = 32 and FL Studio gave me 16 stereo inputs and outputs. It is routing 1 stereo instrument across 16 stereo channels with no issue, so I guess having 32 inputs in the effect plugin is not a big deal.
After routing the mixer channels to have 1 mixer per output, I started deactivating input and output channels individually in the DAW’s processing settings of the plugin, and this is where it is being weird and giving me concern.
Deactivating at least 1 input or output “downsamples” the audio, to where having only 1 input or output gives the smallest unit of downsampled audio.
From what I understand, the effect plugin is spreading out the audio samples from the stereo input across all of the inputs and outputs.
Is my DAW doing this or is it Csound or Cabbage? How do I get 1 input and 16 outputs correctly? Would doing that solve the issue?
Here is the code I am using:
audioRouteTest.csd (860 Bytes)