I’ve got a design question.
Let say that I want to develop a vst plugin to compose and handle several similar but not identical instruments (for example, something like a string quartet). I want it to be usable in a composition environment, to compose each voice for each instrument (with notes, vibrato, and so on…) but also handle the “orchestra” (global crescendo).
I wonder what is the best of these two oprtions:
a) a plugin able to play one instruments. The user choose the instrument with a combo list. In the computer music software, the user has to create one midi track by instrument, and load an instance of the plugin in each track.
b) a plugin able to play all instruments. There are several midi inputs in the plugin. In the computer music software, the user has to create one midi track by instrument, that are linked to another midi track for the plugin.
All advises, ideas and links will be appreciated… thanks!