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Question: Best practices with multilayered Unify patches


craigr68
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Lately for live performance, I've been utilizing multilayered Unify patches.  As the song is playing, I want to switch sounds using automation.  Most of the time I just automate the mixlevel because sometimes I want to blend the layer volumes.  But in some songs, I want to completely turn off specific layers while completely turning on other layers.  In that case I could automate midi mute or midiEnable.  My question is: How do these different methods (mixlevel, mute, and MidiEnable) affect system performance?  Does mute and midiEnable free up resources significantly?  If it's minor difference, I would probably always just use mixlevel changes.


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getdunne
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Mute and Solo just affect mixing. The instruments are still operating; you just don't hear them.

MIDI disable will usually reduce CPU load significantly, because the instruments on MIDI-disabled layers don't receive any new note-on events, hence no new notes get triggered. The instrument plug-in is still connected and working, but in most instrument plug-ins, it's the voices that use the lion's share of CPU.

Disabling the entire Master Effects layer also reduces CPU, because when the Master layer is disabled, Unify doesn't compute it at all. In this case, any plug-ins on the Master layer are just sitting there, not actually working at all.


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craigr68
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Posted by: @getdunne

Disabling the entire Master Effects layer also reduces CPU, because when the Master layer is disabled, Unify doesn't compute it at all. In this case, any plug-ins on the Master layer are just sitting there, not actually working at all.

Is there a parameter path to disable Master Effects layer?  I noticed this disables the Master effects but Master volume slider still works. 

Sounds like it might be worthwhile for me to toggle midiEnable on/off thru automation where I want a layer entirely on or off.  Thanks for the info.


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getdunne
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Posted by: @craigr68

Is there a parameter path to disable Master Effects layer?  I noticed this disables the Master effects but Master volume slider still works. 

Sorry, no; there's no parameter path for this.


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RobertPeveler
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Hi - was just trying to copy and paste a master effects layer, but cannot see how to do this?  I can copy and paste instrument and effects layers, but see no option to do this with master effects.  Is there a reason for this, and could it be added as a feature?

Thanks!


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getdunne
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@robertpeveler

Thanks for reporting this. I had completely forgotten that copy/paste was disabled for the Master layer.


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