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Relative instead of absolute modulation with Unify macros?

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(@torstenanders)
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I like the rich macro support of Unify, e.g., that Unify "knows" the current value of a plugin UI parameter, and offers ways to set the macro value range based on the current parameter value.

Is it perhap also possible in some way not to *overwrite* but to *modulate* plugin parameter? That is, not setting absolute parameter values, but specifying offsets relative to the current parameter value?

Here is my use case: Say, I have a synth preset that I like, but I want to breath some life into it by controlling/modulating certain otherwise static parameters with Unify macros. For that preset, I can specify the macro value range relative to the initial preset value. For example, I might set the macro value range such that the original value is in the middle of this range, so that I know where to return to when I want to go "home".

However, if I now change the preset, the preset value of this parameter might be different. I am looking for a way where the macro value range somehow adapts, so that the initial value of the new preset is still in the middle of the macro value range. The goal is that with different synth presets, the values of the macros are relative to the preset values. I wish that the Unify macros can basically work like a native synth modulation. I hope I could explain this this idea that it makes sense musically.

Is this perhaps somehow possible? I was hoping that it is, because Unify seemingly does "know" the value of the UI parameter, and it might be possible to detect whether value changes were set within the plugin, or caused by Unify itself.

If this is not possible with VST plugins, could it perhaps become possible with CLAP, where warameter modulation is non-destructive?

Thanks a lot! 

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@torstenanders

I have also been thinking about this, and I agree it's important and would be useful. That's all I can say for now.


   
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Thanks a lot for considering this idea! Just wanted to check whether perhaps this is already possible. Looking forward to version 2. Whatever you prioritised to be in there, I am quite confident I will like it. 🙂 


   
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