Drones

Remote-controlled plug-ins running in your DAW on behalf of Synfire

Hanging Notes

This issue has been reported for Cubase and EastWest PLAY system (EWQL). It may also occur with other plug-ins, sound libraries or DAWs.

When running PLAY inside one or more Drones in Cubase, you may experience hanging (dangling) notes. That is, notes continue to sustain after playback stopped. The issue does not occur in the Synfire Audio Engine. It does not seem to have anything to do with Synfire.

Relocating VSTi from Engine to Drone (Cubase)

This video demonstrates from scratch the steps to relocate a VSTi (here: Halion Sonic) from a Synfire Engine to a drone hosted at the DAW (here: Cubase).

As you can see in the video it is necessary to set the sound categories and the sound names before you can relocate the VSTi since otherwise the 'relocate' button is greyed out.

Note: Due to an issue at my sound setup the screen capture program did only record the sound from the Synfire Engine but not the sound from the drone at Cubase. That's only an issue at the video. In reality the sound was there.

MIDI Drones in Cubase

The term "MIDI Drone" means that the Drone does not host the VST instrument itself (what's the usual way to use the drones) but only receives MIDI data from Synfire which then can be routed to a VSTi, which is directly hosted at the DAW. This is an alternative to regular Drones in such cases in which a VSTi can not be hosted at the drone itself for any reason.  

To do that in Cubase, use the following steps:

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