P5 V2 introduced the cool "Lanes" feature where a single track has "lanes" within it that function like sub-tracks, or tracks within a track. It is a group that shares the same instrument, but each lane can have its own MIDI channel and MIDI data sent to the instrument.
This will get you four layers; each on a different MIDI channel. Add more layers if desired. Each layer has its own MIDI data to be sent to the shared synth of the parent/owning track.
We've been telling each other that the only way to use a single instance of a multitimbral synth in Project5 1.0/1.5 is to layer all of our patterns on the track that holds the synth and set each pattern to a different MIDI channel. It works but its ugly.
Well, there IS another way.
This tip requires two additional pieces of software which are freely available: the RGC MIDIOut DXi Plugin, and the MIDI Yoke.
Basically, this allows you to use a virtual MIDI router to pipe the MIDIOutput DXi on each track to the multitimbral synths MIDI inputs. I tested this with 1 DS864 track and 4 MIDIOut tracks. The DS864 track did not have any patterns in it.
The only issue I encountered was some type of MIDI Note-On/Off event was being sent to channel 1 every time I hit play and I don't know from whence it came. Be very careful about selecting the correct flow of MIDI inputs to outputs on the various tracks or you could get some nasty MIDI feedback loops going.
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