Creating a multilayered instrument patch
Let’s make some more sophisticated sounds using Studio One 3’s Channel Editor
After jamming with AAS’ Chromaphone 2, we load up Klevgrand’s Jussi. The two instruments are pretty different, but we’re going to layer them together. In Studio One, dragging two instruments onto the same track and clicking Combine creates a new Multi Instrument.
In the Channel Editor, we get a channel fader and controls for each of the instruments. We can also Transpose them and set the range of keys that will apply to one, the other or both using the Range controls.
At this point, we can add more instruments to the channel, or we can load a couple of Note FX over whichever one we choose. Even more fun is when we start to add audio effects into the mix. Once we load an effect plugin into the insert slot of one of the instruments, we can access a dedicated Channel Editor for that instrument.
Here we can load effects into a signal chain, and use Splitter devices to process different effects in parallel – whether that’s using volume blending, frequency splits or left/right channel splits. There’s a load of potential when using this flexible system.