hi there. my quest for consistently applied separate outs is improving but seems a bit flaky.
(sometimes it works, sometimes not)
but here's what i seem to have learned: the sequence is important
1) i must determine the number of audio tracks i want in advance, because adding tracks seems to make things behave badly. which is unfortunate i'm in early stages of writing a song and just want a spark beat. and complicated because each spark kit is laid out differently. (kick/snare not always in same place etc.) i usually start w 4 for now
2) so then after determining number of audio tracks, i instantiate spark so that those 4 tracks will see spark when i set the individual stereo inputs in DP. i set drum one to Spark 3-4, then drum two to Spark 5-6 etc.
3) then go back to spark, open the mixer, and set the output of drum one to output 2, drum 2 to output three. (not intuitive, but i'm getting used to the quirks and finally understand the logic.
4) then play or record enable the track in DP (blue light on)
HERE'S THE QUIRKY PART I JUST FIGURED OUT:
5) then in DP in order to LISTEN i must listen through the STEREO mix of the SPARK instrument track, but can't seem to listen through the AUDIO tracks, until I've recorded and printed the audio.
So i must listen and program while listening in STEREO mix mode, then record AUDIO to individual STEREO tracks.
then Unselect the SPARK INSTRUMENT track.
This is cumbersome, but acceptable, now that I know the many quirks.
KEVIN: Am I correct in these assumptions and this work around?
ALSO: it seems that when i've created a track with multiple drums in spark, worked for a while in stereo mix mode in DP, then decided to output separate tracks, that audio printing doesn't work.
KEVIN: Must I add delete my SPARK instrument track, then start over by adding audio tracks, then opening spark, then assigning ins and outs as described above?
this is obviously not ideal, but an acceptable work around for now.
but am I doing this right?
is there a simpler way?