Presets are a way to store property
page settings so that you can recall the exact same
group of settings again in the future. Effects and
soft synths use presets, and so do some other functions
youíll find in certain dialogs.
You manage presets with the Presets section that
appears at the top of a plug-in property page, and the
buttons next to the Presets box.
A. Presets menu displays
the name of the current preset B. Previous/Next Preset buttons C. Save Preset button D. Delete Preset button E. The VST button preset
controls appear only on VST plug-ins F. ACT Learn button G. Open view H. Solo button I. Automation read and write buttons J. Send all keystrokes to
this plug-in button
The Presets menu displays presets in the
Most Recently Used presets. These
appear at the top of the Presets menu, up to 8 in number, and
followed by a horizontal line to separate
this section from the next section of the
VST factory presets. Any
VST factory presets appear below the Most Recently Used section,
and are also followed by a horizontal
The Presets window also has a
feature called Preset Dirty Flags. A Preset Dirty Flag
is an asterisk that appears next to the name of the
preset. The asterisk tells you that you changed and
saved this particular preset in another project, and the
settings in the current project are different from the
saved version. If you re-save the preset in the current
project with the current settings, the asterisk
disappears, but will reappear in the other project,
showing you that the displayed settings in that project
are different from the last saved version of the preset.
If you want to get rid of the asterisk in all projects,
save the preset in each project with the exact same
Open View button. This
button lets you open a MIDI editing view for
a soft synthís corresponding MIDI track.
Click the small down arrow to specify the
default editing view from the menu. The
following views are available:
Keystrokes button. Enabling
this button sends all keystrokes to a
particular instance of a plug-in when the
plug-inís property page has focus.
A Solo button is
available on all plug-in property pages, which allows
you to quickly solo the track or bus that the effect is
inserted on while adjusting the plug-in. The Solo button functions the
exact same way as the Solo button on the source track/bus.
Figure 257. A Solo button is available on each plug-in