Saving as a "multi" within VDL2 as within Kontakt?

Is it possible to save the 8 instruments I have loaded into the VDL2 player similiarly to saving as a ";multi-instrument"; from within Kontakt or do you always have to reload the sounds into the VDL2 player each time you open it?  I know you can load the ";multis"; from the loading menu within the VDL2 but I am curious if you can save the specifics you have loaded as one large multi?  Does any of that make a bit is sense?
Dave,

I wasn't the Eric on the bass line, though -- I was the Eric who played vibes in the pit. Wasn't sure which Eric you were thinking of...

Send me an email: erath@canyonisd.net

ER
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Eric Rath
(PS - Dave, I was at Regiment when you taught basses there...)
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Eric,

You know, I had wondered if that was you.  I see from your signature you are in Texas now.  What are you doing there?

Dave
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This thread feels like the joke that everyone 'gets' but me! Can either of you walk me through the process in a little more detailed fashion? Thanks!!!

Eric Rath
(PS - Dave, I was at Regiment when you taught basses there...)
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Eric - sorry if we lost you. The main point is that multi's (combinations of several instruments) can't be saved directly within the VDL2 KONTAKT PLAYER program. You can however save your own customized VDL2 multis if you do it directly within Kontakt (the full version of Kontakt). If you choose to do this, keep in mind that if you later want to open these multis within the VDL2 Kontakt Player, you must save the multis in Kontakt version 1.5.3. Kontakt 2 is new, and VDL2's player is based on a different architecture.

There is a different way you can save your sessions, and that's to load VDL2 as a plug-in within a host program. When you first installed VDL2, you had the option of installing the ";stand-alone"; program, as well as a variety of plug-in formats (VSTi, DXi, AU, RTAS). Which plug-in format you use depends on what operating system you're on, and which programs you intend to host the plug-in in. There's more information about using VDL2 as a plug-in in the user guide.

Also, for a good listing of different programs where you can host these types of virtual instrument plug-ins, check out the topic here:
https://www.tapspace.com/forums/index.php?topic=672.0

I'm a Mac OSX guy, and am really starting to like RAX.

Once you've chosen a host program, start by opening it. Configure its MIDI input so it'll receive midi-in from the virtual midi cable you're using. Load an instance of VDL2. Load your instruments. Save. Now, next time you sit down to write, launch the file you saved in your host program (which will load any instances of VDL2 with instruments loaded, and any other settings you've saved), and you're good to go.

If you frequently write for several instruments, using a host program, or using Kontakt is much easier than re-loading instruments all the time.
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Hi Dave!
Multis can't be saved directly within VDL2. You can save them in Kontakt 1.5.3 (save to Virtual Drumline 2 Library>multis folder), then you should be able to open them directly in VDL2. Or...if you decide to host VDL2 as a plug-in in a program like RAX, Bidule, etc, you can�� save that setup which can be opened with all instruments/settings in tact.
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This thread feels like the joke that everyone 'gets' but me! Can either of you walk me through the process in a little more detailed fashion? Thanks!!!

Eric Rath
(PS - Dave, I was at Regiment when you taught basses there...)
Jim,

Thanks for the info!  Makes sense about saving them in Kontakt and then opening them into the VDL2 interface.  I think that is the route I will go.

PS  The clinic was GREAT!  I have been meaning to email you about it but I have been SWAMPED with writing charts.  I will try to shoot you an email soon with the details.

Thanks again for the info!

Hi Dave!
Multis can't be saved directly within VDL2. You can save them in Kontakt 1.5.3 (save to Virtual Drumline 2 Library>multis folder), then you should be able to open them directly in VDL2. Or...if you decide to host VDL2 as a plug-in in a program like RAX, Bidule, etc, you can  save that setup which can be opened with all instruments/settings in tact.
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