Searching of Programs (For VST's that support it)
Good day. Really enjoying the Unify 1.1. update.
I was wondering if it would be possible to add a search bar for the programs (Change programs)? I cannot type in the search bar of my Lethal VST in Cakewalk by Bandlab, despite giving Unify key control and have to open notepad to type in LEAD for example and then paste it into the search bar in Lethal... Having the search bar controlled by Unify will also be a lot quicker, rather than having to open the VST each time.
There are two separate issues here. The fact that you can't type into one of your plug-in GUIs is a problem with Unify, which I have just added to my list of known plug-in compatibility issues. Unify's keystroke handling is imperfect on many levels, and I hope to improve it in future.
In addition, you are requesting the ability to search for plug-in programs/presets within Unify itself. There are two answers:
- For plug-ins (mainly VST2) that support the notion of multiple "programs" selected from a bank of simultaneously loaded presets, Unify already supports program selection. Click the "ops button" (concentric circles icon) at the right of the instrument box, and if the plug-in supports it, you will see a "Change Program" sub-menu, from which you can select a program. For VST2's only, there are also options for loading FXB/FXP files on the "Operations" sub-menu below that.
- For plug-ins that don't support the (mostly outdated) "program/bank" system, there is unfortunately no generic way for Unify to find/search/load each plug-in's available presets. Unify is not a preset manager like Native Instruments' Komplete Kontrol and does not try to be. I won't say we'll never try to add this kind of capability to Unify, but I will say we're unlikely to do so anytime soon.
Your suggestion to provide a searchable list of programs (instead of a pop-up menu) is a nice idea, and I'll consider it for the future.
Thanks a lot, Shane.