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Copy macro knob linkages when duplicating instrument layer

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(@barza)
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If you are using Polybox to make a mono synth polyphonic, I have found that Unify does not copy your macro knob links when it duplicates the instrument layer. So imagine I have a mono synth where I have macro knobs set to control filter cutoff and resonance. Each time I duplicate the instrument layer, I have to manually go in and repeat the macro mappings to the cutoff and resonance on the new instrument layer. Shouldn't copying the macro knob links be the default behaviour if you have set them up?


   
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(@getdunne)
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@barza

Very sensible. Thanks for spotting this!


   
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(@barza)
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@getdunne - glad you think this is a good idea. Can I make another suggestion in the same space - linked instrument layers.

If you are using Polybox to make a mono synth poly, you end up with multiple instrument layers playing the same patch. But each instrument layer behaves independently of the others with the exception  of when it receives midi notes. While that behaviour may be useful on occasion, it isn’t if you are simply trying to go from mono to poly. In that case you would want any changes you make on one instrument layer to be replicated on the others. So, for example, if I change the preset I am playing on one layer, the other layers follow that change. One way to do that would be to create an option to create “linked” instrument layers, where any changes made to the first layer are automatically replicated to the linked layers. Ideally this would happen in real time. If you created linked layers, the issue with macro knob mapping described above would not matter as much - with linked layers you would simply make sure you had the mappings on the first layer and the rest would follow.

 


   
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(@getdunne)
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@barza

Unfortunately a host program does not get notified when a plug-in's "current preset" changes, so there is no magical way for Unify to detect and propagate changes. There may be a way to propagate changes on request, though; I'll look into it.


   
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