Dumping all parameters into a clip

A couple (or 3!) years ago I moved from Jeskola Buzz to Ableton and am now getting nice and comfortable with the thing. There's one feature however that I found really useful that I can't find an equivalent of in Ableton.

If I had a really 'complicated' synth or effect with dozens of parameters I could open the device window, press CTRL-T and it'd copy all the parameter values into the clipboard. I could then create a new Pattern (the tracker equivalent of Clip) and hit CTRL-V (Paste) and it'd dump every value into the pattern. This allowed you to make an equivalent of dummy clips to quickly switch between a whole bunch of preset values by just launching that pattern.

At the moment it seems I have to manually go through every parameter in the clip envelope and create an automation point for that value, but is there a magic 'dump all values to a clip' button/feature ?

Cheers,

Pete.

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mcbpete 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • mylkoa
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    Hi Pete. Did you ever find a workaround for this?

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • mcbpete
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    Recently K-Devices released TIP (Available here - http://k-devices.com/products/tip/ ) and it does pretty much exactly as I wanted !

    It even had a feature I didn't even think of, and can randomise as many parameters (including *every* parameter) in just one click. Shame we have to rely on a third party device, but I'm just happy that such a device exists !

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • mylkoa
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    Thanks, Pete! 

    Does TIP store settings for more than one device in each slot? For example, if you have an Arpeggiator, Operator, and Grain Delay on a track, will it store settings for all those devices in one slot? Or do you have to use an instance of TIP for each device?

    Also, how do you incorporate it into your workflow when you are "experimenting"? For example, if you have an instance of Simpler, and you save its settings with TIP, and later you decide to add a Simple Delay... how do you go about making it so that you can use the first settings of Simpler with the settings of the Simple Delay you added later?

    Cheers!

    Andy

     

     

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • mylkoa
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    Oh... sorry, one more question... how did you find out about K-devices and TIP? Is there a forum or email newsletter I should subscribe to so I can stay up to date on VSTs and M4L devices and such?

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • mcbpete
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    Think workflow wise it's *much* easier to have an instance of TIP for each device you want to do 'mass parameter dumping' to - although there's a dropdown to choose what machine you want TIP to talk to it seems to wipe out any saved parameters if you do that. (I imagine that's why there a 'lock' symbol by that dropdown box so you don't accidentally change it once you've picked the right maching for it to 'talk' to)

    As for keeping up to date with m4l devices I follow @maxforlive_com on Twitter, but if you don't have Twitter it's just the news feed from http://www.maxforlive.com . For VST news I frequently check http://www.kvraudio.com 

    TIP is actually available as part of the Modulators pack with 3 other K-Devices m4l devices. I bought them all separately on release but if you don't have them they're highly recommended and you'll save money rather than buying them individually: https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/modulators/

    7 months ago | 0 comments

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