So here we are, my intention was to create my own guide for this topic. But why invent what already been invented:-) The web and youtube has it all.
I had begun creating my own templates from scratch and ran in to some issues. Took a search online and found alotta guides who helped me out.
Owners of Omnisphere can download a free template from Spectrasonics website. Link to site for authorized users
Here is a great guide, which also gives a free useable template for Reaper. Links to other sources below.
As most of you know there alot of Vst instruments providing multi outputs. So you are able to play several sounds/patches from one instance of the plugin. That can save alot of CPU power. But....for some DAWs/VST plugins, this can be somewhat difficult to set up. As an Ableton Live user I have strugled to get Native Instruments Kontakt 5 functioning with 8 outputs or more. Took me a while to get there, but now I have some Instrument racks with my settings ready to be dragged in the project.
Now the time has come for this workflow to be implemented into Cockos Reaper. :-) I love Reaper it has so much potential and so many possibilities. So this might become interesting. I like to have some structure to my workflow that lets me get going at once, so I use alot of templates and predefined track, buss settings etc.
I will upload a couple of videos showing my setup in Ableton Live and how I approach creating the same setup in Cockos Reaper. I will focus in creating multisetup for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 and Native Instruments Kontakt 5.