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LPX & Addictive Drums 2 Multi Out Problem

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by jimbology, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. jimbology

    jimbology New Member

    Hi all,

    I have used many different multi-out instruments before with LPX so understand how this works, however, I'm having a problem with Addictive Drums 2. AD2 is v. easy to route out by just clicking the arrows at the bottom of each channel and configuring them each to 'separate out'. I have obviously configured AD2 as a multi-out instrument first and then added aux channels in LPX to mirror the number of separate outs in AD2. My only problem is that LPX only sees the AD2 outs as stereo groups per aux channel i.e. ADD 3-4, ADD 5-6, ADD 7-8, but the AD2 outs are all mono, so the problem I am seeing is that I get the kick and snare on one aux channel together i.e. kick on out 3 and snare on out 4. So the sounds are kick on the left channel and snare on the right channel of this one particular aux channel example.

    I have watched some tutorials/read manuals but I can only find info on AD1/LP9. On the tutorials, when they go to route the AD2 outs, it shows up as ADD1, ADD2, ADD3 etc. on the inputs drop down on each aux channel, so these route the AD2 mono out without problems - and not the stereo 3-4, 5-6 etc. issue that I am seeing with LPX.

    I have tried various different ways around this in AD2 and LPX but can't understand why I can't just simply route the AD2 individual channels to an individual LPX aux.

    So to be clear, what I'm asking is how do I get LPX to see each AD2 mono out without the 3-4, 5-6 etc. grouping?

    Hope the above is clear, thanks in advance for any help that can be given.


  3. jimbology

    jimbology New Member

    Actually I think I've just found my problem more accurately. When I select AD2 as an instrument it only gives me an option for:

    'Multi-Output (9x Stereo)'

    Apparently there should be an option for '10 mono and 4 stereo' (which makes absolute sense and follows the design of the AD2 channel setup), any ideas why I can't see the mono outs and why I'm only getting an option for 9 Stereo?

    Should I re-install the software or is there a setting in AD2 that I'm missing?

  4. jimbology

    jimbology New Member

    Okay, here's another update.......I opened AD2 in Ableton 9 and although the routing is a little different, I had no issues with getting the AD2 mono outs to play nicely with the individual Ableton 9 tracks. Kick on one track and snare + others on separate tracks.

    What the hell am I doing wrong in LPX? I thought I was reasonably clued up with LPX!!! :D
  5. jimbology

    jimbology New Member

    So I ended up reinstalling AD2 and the libraries but there's no change to above scenarios.

    If anyone has any insight as to why AD2 will mono out in Ableton 9 and not in LPX, I would be delighted to hear from ya!


  6. jimbology

    jimbology New Member


    Last update, I promise!

    So I uninstalled AD2 again and re-installed it a few times to see if there was something different I was doing, but it all seemed to follow the same process.

    Anyway, I just installed it for the 3rd time and then opened up LPX, I added a software instrument as normal, but this time I set up the track as 'No Output' (instead of output 1+2) before confirming the command. I then went to the mixer section (not the inspector) and opened up AD2 from the Instruments drop down from the top of the channel strip, then hey presto! the options had changed to :

    - Stereo
    - Multi-Output (4xStereo, 10xMono)

    Not sure where the problem was, but I have tried to replicate it by opening up an instrument a few different ways now and it gives me the proper output option every time - WEIRD?!?

    Hope this helps anyone with the same issues.

    Cheers :)

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