• August 8, 2018 at 17:52 #5386
    fanformusik
    Participant

    Hello,

    I have set up a rack with 3 chains, each containing one single synth plugin. Then I created 3 cues to play only one plugin (i.e. “Solo Mode”) at a time. For this I activated/deactivated MIDI for the inactive chains and activated/deactivated unwanted Plugins, then created the respective cue by dragging the Plugin State Cue symbol. I ended up with 3 Cues.

    However, all three Cues came out identical, and activate chains+plugins according to the last Setting Cue 3 only. None of the previous Settings had been saved.

    What did I do wrong?

    August 9, 2018 at 05:36 #5387
    Nikolai
    Keymaster

    Hi

    I’m not totally sure I got what you did, but here are the two ways you can achieve what you want to do.

    Method 1.  – Using global snapshots.

     

    Add three global snapshots (in the global snapshots panel)

    So to do this, make setup 1, create (or update) snapshot 1, change settings, create snap 2 etc.
    Then drag these snapshots to the cue list.

    So now you have three cues, each containing a snapshot that sets the state of the application.

    Method 2. – Using the plugin state cues.

    For this method, you do not use any snapshots.

    Drag & drop the plugin state cue symbol to make a cue containing one “state”
    Drag in two more, and put them in the same cue.
    Go through the state cues, and set the processor to Synth1, synth2, synth3, and set the settings you want.

    Now you can cmd/ctrl + drag Cue 1 to make a copy.
    Change the settings in the next cue, and so on

    I hope this helps

     

    August 9, 2018 at 16:22 #5388
    fanformusik
    Participant

    Ah ok, now I see….

    I was trying to realize my “Solo” function by Method 2. But I assumed that the “Plugin State Cue” saves the individual states of all plugins within one (the same) cue (i.e. something like a “plugin state snapshot”). That was my misunderstanding.

    Do you see advantages with plugin individual cues ? Which ones?

    Yes – and thank you very much for the quick response!

    August 10, 2018 at 05:29 #5389
    Nikolai
    Keymaster

    Hi

    It kind of depends on how complex you are planning to work.

    The state cues were something we created very early on, like 7 years ago. Since then Global Snapshots seems like a more straightforward way to work.
    If you create a global snapshot, open the filter with the F button, click the “All” button and then click on Midi Mute, to make it green,
    that would be the same as the three state cues. I think this is my preferred way of doing it.

    The state cues are simpler though, so they still have value, some users just want to recall very small changes and leave the rest for manual control.
    if you combine them with the Gain Cue, you could create fades before switching. (using the fade and wait times) it depends on what you need to do.

    Using many small cues are more like using building blocks, while snapshots are complete “images” where you decide what to recall and not.

    Did this make sense?

    Nikolai

     

    August 10, 2018 at 13:22 #5396
    fanformusik
    Participant

    Yes that makes sense. I am still learning how to use LP, but it seems that I will make more use of global snapshots+filter, since i want to directly recall a specific plugin+patch configuration by sending its program change message from the master keyboard.

    Thanks for your help and patience!

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