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WatchTheGuitar
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July 27, 2020 2:15 am  

Hi,

I find I reuse the same ranges all the time for the majority of my key splits, up to B2 for basses and drum loops and C3 and above for everything else. I'd really like it if we could pre-create a number of our favourite key ranges for splits in the global settings and select them via some tiny dropdown / radio group / other quick selection method and have the range start and end note options times you may wish to choose a different 'custom' range.

Some way to have Unify store and recall default ranges for a preset when I add it as a new Unify instrument layer would be great too so that if I bring in a BPM bass as a new Unify layer it uses my favoured ‘up to B2’ range preference. Then obviously some way to set and reset that favoured range when saving a Unify patch.


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getdunne
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July 27, 2020 7:12 pm  

@watchtheguitar

Thanks for joining the forum and bringing this question. I have added all this to my "Feature Requests" file for Unify.

Key-split presets/templates should be straightforward, but adding split options to the present menu scheme for loading new Unify layers could become very cumbersome unless done very carefully.

One approach I had considered is to allow user-defined, multi-keyboard splits as presets, where one or more keyboards (based on MIDI channels) are divided into multiple named "zones". With such a preset loaded, the "add as new Unify layer" menu items could have a sub-menu where you choose which zone you want. How does this sound?


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WatchTheGuitar
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July 27, 2020 8:54 pm  

@getdunne The zone submenu sounds good. Basically anything that speeds up adding a layer with a preset range that doesn't require too much fine mouse control and ideally something I can pick out without having to wear my glasses (even blurred I can differentiate the first and second options in a menu if I remember what they say). Wearing glasses with over ear headphones is a major drag. 🙂


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