As silly as it gets - turn off arpeggiator on stock patches / globally also?
Hi all, I'm fairly new to midi. Old timer here from old school real time analog recording days. Unify is beyond what I could have imagined, but I am stuck on the simplest of things. Almost embarrassed to post this but for the life of me I can't find a simple "click here to disable" answer in the manual or out in the training vids.
If I am in a "factory patch" that has arpeggiator on, how to disable the arpeggiation? I assume it is either the "B" button or just go in to that specific midi effect (the specific arp) and turn it off but can't seem to get it. Lastly is there a way to turn it off globally, or just patch by patch?
Sorry for the most basic of questions and thank you for your patience!
Unfortunately, it is not as simple as switching off “the arpeggiator”. Unify is a plug-in host, not an instrument, and so arpeggiation/sequencing may be occurring in multiple ways, e.g.,
- An instance of the built-in MIDIbox or the bundled BlueARP plug-ins may be generating MIDI sequences.
- One or more instrument plug-ins may have their own internal arpeggiator function engaged.
None of Unify’s built-in or bundled instrument plug-ins (which are all that are used in “factory patches” from PlugInGuru) have internal arpeggiator, so it will usually be #1. Try deactivating all instances of MIDIbox or BlueARP by clicking the B (bypass) button.
Unify does not have any global “arpeggiator on/off button”, but for many patches, you may get the result you want by setting the Transport trigger-mode to “manual start/stop” (and hitting the stop button on the left if necessary). If you’re using Unify as a plug-in in a DAW, you may also need to switch the “follow host” mode to “don’t follow”.
I realize this is probably a much more complicated answer than you hoped for. If you can identify a specific patch (by patch-name and library-name) I will be able to explain exactly what kind of arpeggiation that patch uses, and how best to disable it.
Can't thank you enough for taking the time to explain that in depth. Believe it or not I did in fact follow your description! And I'm sort of off the hook because I could not figure it out, now I know why. 🙃
Basically, I was just looking for patches that don't have arpeggiation since I use midi more for adding ambience to analog recorded instruments. I can build a patch from scratch if I hear one that I don't want a beat to - or follow your suggestion to poke around a patch and see what can be set to manual (etc).
Excellent VST, really enjoying it and thanks again!
Basically, I was just looking for patches that don't have arpeggiation...
Avoid patches with "BPM" in the patch name, and you should be at least 90% of the way.