This is a quick and dirty tutorial to help those who are already
familiar with Hauptwerk and Sonar. For details instructions about
using Hauptwerk VSTLink, please refer to Hauptwerk user manual starting
at page 180.
Ok, you've followed my old tutorial,
experimented with Sonar (or another host) and finally managed to
reverb using Hauptwerk VSTi and Pristine Space or some other convolution
engine. Now the new version of Hauptwerk is available and thinking
about upgrading (and believe me you should/must upgrade) or maybe
you already did and realise
that your hard work invested into Sonar is not working anymore.
Don't despair, while it is true
that Hauptwerk 4 works differently than Hauptwerk 3 when used with
Sonar, Bidule, Cubase etc, it is indeed a lot simpler, thanks to
When working with a host, Hauptwerk
is no longer running within the host as a VSTi but is a stand-alone
application communicating with the external program using "virtual
cables", Hauptwerk VSTLink.
In the previous version you had
Hauptwerk Stand-alone and Hauptwerk for Midi sequencer and the VSTi
version of Hauptwerk.
Hauptwerk 4 is now offering 4 versions (icons) so you can use them
for various audio and midi configuration.
The icon named Hauptwerk is probably
your everyday Hauptwerk you are using. Hauptwerk (Alt config 1,2,3)
are free to use for other configurations.
Here we go...
So lets use Hauptwerk (Alt
Config 1) as our "convolution Hauptwerk version",
meaning that when using dry sample set, you will load this Hauptwerk.
started, you will need to setup your organs and audio setup (groups,
channels, aux-mixdown) just like your other version of Hauptwerk.
(I'm assuming that you know how to setup your audio...)
The only difference between this
version (used for convolution) and your everyday Hauptwerk is in
the "Audio out device" selection.
Instead of selecting your audio
device, make sure to select Hauptwerk VSTLink for
all your audio channels. That's all there is to it. Same audio
configuration, just change to Hauptwerk VSTLink for your output
Now in Sonar...
Start Sonar and make sure that
the Hauptwerk VSTLink is loaded by Sonar (it should be, since Hautpwerk
installed its plug-in in the same folder as the previous folder).
You can check where Sonar is getting its plug-in by looking in
OPTIONS | GLOBAL | VSTi Plug-in; the folder where Hauptwerk VSTLink
is installed should be in the list.
From an empty project, simply
insert a new AUDIO TRACK
A track will be inserted
Expand the track by dragging
its lower border so you can see all the controls/options. Now
you need to select the INPUT device. Click on the "I"
list and select Hauptwerk VSTLink and its audio channels.
Now in the "O"
list (output) select the physical audio output. In my case, it
is a M-Audio Delta.Note that the track icon will change from a
"wave" to a "keyboard" once you've selected Hauptwerk VSTLink
Now, you simply have to insert
the effect that you want for that track. Repeat the process (add
audio track, assign VSTLink and audio device) for each of your
Note that there is no Midi instrument
track, no midi programming... only has many audio tracks as you
have audio channels in Hauptwerk.