I’m a FOH sound engineer, and I’m looking into replacing my current plugin host (Live Professor 2) with GP3.
I initially thought GP3 would be ideal for my setup, but after a couple of days fighting to understand exactly the workflow and capabilities I’m a bit dumbfounded.
1: My initial idea was that I could build several racks working simultaneously in tandem, where each rack would be the insert path of the different channels from my Mixer.
Have I misunderstood completely? It seems only one rack-space will pass audio at a time?
2: Would that mean I would need to put all the plugins I use in one rack space, and then build all the insert paths within that one rack space?
3: If question 2 is correct, that would mean I need to build all widgets also within one rack space. Are you unlimited in the amount of rack panels one can put in a single rack space?
4: I need some plugins to always recall settings within a song part, and others to never recall anything and be completely safe from any recall (Like the plugins in the insert path of my master bus). Is this possible?
5: Rack Variations: Lets say I have 20 songs in a set with 5 parts each song, that amount to 100 “variations” in a set. Would I need to make a rack variation for every part of every song?
6: Is all plugin settings stored within a song part, even though they are not mapped out to a widget?
I probably have a ton more questions, but I guess this is enough for a start. Hopefully someone here can help me out, I’m starting to think my needs and usual workflow isn’t matching up well with how GP3 is meant to work.