Lock multis VIP.

I like to see a lock function on the multi layers so you can lock the layers you what to keep and don't want to over ride.
And a no save function for new multi's.
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    One of the things I find unappealing about VIP and what's keeping me from using it more is how it handles the Multis.

    Here's how it goes... You're inside VIP (stand alone or DAW) and looking for a sound for an idea. You find a great sound! and load that into VIP Slot 1. Excellent!.

    Next, you look for a complimentary patch and here's the problem. As soon as you select a new patch, the original one in Slot 1 is replaced (and lost in the ocean of sounds. And who can remember what instrument or sound it was?)

    Yes, I can manually drag the patches to a new slot, but that takes me away from the creative moment. I'd rather have a system that anticipates and better supports assembling sets of patches that work well together for a given composition/project.

    Here's what I'd like. When a new program (patch/instrument) is selected and there's pre-existing program in a VIP slot, the new program should be placed in the next open Slot, or the Slot selected. That way you don't lose the first patch and you can fill a Multi with eight or fewer patches in a creative, logical way.

    In other words. If a new Patch is added to a Multi, I'd like it either 1) be added to the next open Slot (leaving any already used slots unchanged, 2) have it added to the Slot I've selected in VIP, or 3) have the new patch added to Slot 1 and all the others rippled down as needed to make room for the new addition to the Multi. Naturally, if the rippling down is done, the Slot move should carry forward any settings applied to the Slot before the move is made. That way, any settings for key range, pan, volume and so on, are carried forward to the new Slot when the patch is rippled down to make room for the new addition.

    Maybe the "slot lock" concept opens up some thinking about how this might work.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Hi,

    Thanks for the ideas!

    I've seen this request a few times already and it's certainly one that would make the VIP software a lot more intuitive. I'm happy to add these notes to the feature request.

    In the meantime, using the Advance controller to scroll through the presets can make it a lot easier to sample a patch before leaving it in your multi, and will hopefully help you stay focused on your creativity. Our knowledge base video goes over it here:

    http://www.akaipro.com/kb/article/1787

    Thanks for the notes guys!
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    I'll keep working with VIP and it may be more a question of my becoming more proficient in using it. That said, I'd still prefer if it worked as I mention above. The general concept of "slot lock" is a good one.
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  • How can I vote for the feature to lock Multis?
    If I have a Setlist with Patches and Multis they should react the same way when you select different patches outside of the Setlist. Its way to easy to accidentally update a slot n a Multi with a patch. I shouldn't be allowed to just select a patch and have that update the Multi slot.

    Right now I often bounce between the Advance controller and the VIP software on the Mac when I am editing. I will often overwrite the slot in a multi because I forget that I am in a multi if I change a patch inside the software.

    The software should protect us from ourselves :)

    Thanks
    Patrick
    • I also just noticed that when I am creating new Patches and Multis and saving them to my Setlist. The Patches will switch channels depending on what Channel was selected in the Previous Multi! Why does this happen?

      I originally created 10 patches and since they are not Multis they all lived on Channel 1. Now that I have created a few Multis using 2 channels each, for some reason when I select the Patches in my setlist I can see that they are all assigned to Channel 2...this makes no sense.

      This makes it confusing the manage the Patches and Multis.
      Maybe I am new to this but to me a Patch and a Multi should be the same thing...just call it a Patch. Some patches have 1 channel and some Patches have multiple channels.

      Have the extra language is confusing in my opinion. If this can't change, at least lock the Multis when we save them so the channels/slots cant be overwritten unless we mean to do it.
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