edit: was posted as a wish in the wishlist subforum, but turns out its allready doable ±, with some small hack.
point is: to have a direct access to load alternative GP3 instances as wished without a relation to the main GP3 instance.
my issue was: to load GP instance #3, i had to open first GP instance #1.
Reason: to run “sideprojects” on an alternative GP3 instance that would be allways open sometimes, AND important: that if i change the Audio settings, that this would not affect the settings on my main GP3 instance…so my main GP3 will allways load accordingly as wished.
( if i would open GP3 as usual for these “sidecar jobs” would i allways change the settings of the (main) GP3 instance, means: i want to click my GP3 desktop Icon, and this should then load my main GP3 project, …untouched…so i want to laod for sidecar jobs an alternative GP3 instance “directly” )
( sounds complicated , i know )
original post was:…(its kind of obsolete) ( and is even more complicated)
i know, the header might be confusing…
my request, is btw. not a : this but NOT that thing
i really struggle with the organisation of using different GP3 instances at once.
( Since the use of these GP3 instances would often have nothing to do with each other.
the “stumbling block” is here the “related” open procedure. Related to the first openend GP3 insstance. )
What would solve it finally is:
if i had GP3 available as 4 different programms on my HD, …each to be installed on its own. like:
should be easy to do, no ?..and i guess you would find easily your way that nobody could trick the “3 computers per user” limitation. (i use the PA unleashed version)
like i can have ableton live 9, 10, 11 in parallel on my computer .
i mean, you could even create it as a option, purchaseable on its own.
I´m in !! ;)…but i guess that would complicate the things unnecessarily.
i often would just want to have a GP3instance open, not beeing my main GP3 Gig, …just a “side-gig”,
just running pianoteq and a little more for example.
right now i would just open pianoteq alone…since i would not want to go thru the “hassle” that if i´d want to load my main GP3 instance, i had to open it “in relation” to my “first opened GP3”, which might just be the “side-gig”, …but the one: allways beeing open
or having a specific FX-GP-device open, yet not beeing my main GP3 gig either.
for example do i move away to load VST-FX into wavelab, i´d rather begin to create own FX chains in GP3.
means: that each GP3 instance would operate completly independend, and independendly remember their last used gig !
The important part: to be able to open any of the GP3 programms (1-4) absolutely without any interdependency to any other GP3 “instance”. …just open each as its own programm.
really, i had many uses to just run a GP3 instance all the time, or even two, assoon i open my computer.
yet these would not be my real main GP3 gig, …just open for some kind of “sidecar” uses.
i mean: on the mac, with loopback in our hands, is GP3 just so powerful for so many different things !
it would help alots to unleash here a way more wide spread use of GP3 !