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Disable channels vs mute

I was a happy user of kore2...similar and in some ways better than VIP...but I haven't finished evaluating as yet...both have strengths of course. I usually have piano fixed in ch1 and a common polysix pad on CH2 at all times IE the foundation. I then have up to 4 additional channels with various plugs; Kore has a simple morph system and only 2 of those extra instruments are on simultaneously. I would load up Kore with up to 6 slots extra and use eg axiom sliders and buttons to select actual channels/instruments but if a channel was set to 0 vol it would disable the channel IE no CPU...and the on/off wasn't just a mute but also a disable/enable. This made it very lean on CPU despite having some hungry plugs.
Downside was eg reaktor has no way to switch actual instruments (presets are fine)...VIP can switch mutis which is great, but then it loads the vols etc of next setup and loses continuity of levels.
1. It would be a perfect situation if VIP could allow locking of eg levels when switching multis IE for me, ch 1 & 2.
2. The simple snapshot morphing might a powerful feature to simplify a unified management of the macro functions?
3. Any solutions as to how I might achieve similar functionality very welcome
Cheers
Mark
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  • Hey Mark,

    Thanks for posting!

    Multis will automatically save and recall their state upon initialization. I agree with you that a global volume parameter lock would be a useful feature when switching between different Multis in a Setlist. I'll make sure to mention your feedback to the team for consideration!

    For the meantime, you could adjust and save the Multis with a uniform volume level then set your Control Options to Default in your Setlist. With this option, every Multi you load will start at the predetermined volume value, regardless of changes made in the Setlist.

    I'm not certain what you mean by your second question regarding Macro functions. Could you provide me with an example of what you are trying to do?
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  • Hi Eliza
    Thanks for your reply.
    1. The main problem I have is that the nature of what we play as a group is very subject to improvisation; especially segues between songs so thats where the preset levels become the issue, probably more that normal so Im not sure how to solve it without the lock.
    2. For morphing, imagine you have adjusted the macro knobs and buttons to achieve a certain sound with eg 2 synths. This state is saved as snapshot 'A' as opposed to the meaning of a VIP snapshot.
    Now, jump to a different set of macro knob, slider settings etc and save this sound/snapshot to 'B'
    The snapshots themselves now have 1 global slider assigned to them whereby the movement from A to B morphs the macro values ie transitions from A at value 0 to B at value 127.
    Kores takes this one step, allows for variable banks of snap shots eg 2 x rows of 4 slots and the user takes an xy value and smoothly morphs between all states. It a brilliant concept and I use it often. This makes the transition between songs amazing because you simply have the foundational elements untouched (you can exclude various parameters or just keep them static values) and seamless move between songs/sounds.
    3. It would also be great to have an option whereby a channel level, if it receives eg a value of '0', can be linked to turn on mute auto to save CPU. I realise there is a hard mute function value that does in fact disable the plugs but a value of 0 should have an option to engage this as even a value of 2 or 3 turns the plug back on and makes morphing possible
    Cheers
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