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issueid=135 06-17-2009 08:32 AM
Opening the "preset program change" feature
Opening "the preset program change" feature

To the point:
For the moment this feature is limited to VST factory preset change triggered by MIDI pg change events. We'd like to:
1) be able to trigger Reaper's presets rather than VST factory presets only (i.e. so that we can use it on any FX)
2) using other MIDI events to trigger and/or to refine the preset change (bank select messages to focus a given track/FX before a pg change events, as suggested by schwa himself)
I voluntary don't go into further details here: the idea would be to open this feature as far as possible. But if you think I forgot something important, get in touch for an edit.
Remark: I do not talk about "preset change automation" as it's (indirectly) possible through ReaControlMIDI
[edit] I would have not dare talking about a preset envelope but schwa did!
Originally Posted by schwa View Post
You can get there indirectly now, by selecting "link to MIDI program change" from the + box next to the VST preset list, and using reacontrolMIDI. But yes, a native preset envelope would be nicer.

Related threads:
My initial FR: http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=30572
Something closed to it was implemented in r3.0 but restricted to VST factory preset change
=> DarkStar' FR about it: http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=35864
=> gurulogic's FR about it: http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=35309 (interesting schaw's feedback in this one)
(edit) => Padre's FR about it: http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=45945

Typical use cases:
- changing presets on FX that do not support pg change events
- performance: replacing multiple VST instances (loaded with different presets) with a single instance: less RAM/CPU use
- increasing the number of "presetisable" FX within a chain (max=16 today, i.e. pg changes on 16 channels)
- ...
Issue Details
Issue Type Feature Request
Project Deprecated REAPER issue tracker
Category Plugins
Status Suggested
Priority 6
Suggested Version 3.03
Implemented Version (none)
Users who would use this feature 33
Users who would not use this feature 0
Assigned Users (none)
Tags (none)

11-30-2011 01:59 PM
1) is available since v4.0 (but only for AU/VST plugs)
02-06-2012 01:07 AM
Human being with feelings
i *really* *really* want this for the use case of...

- changing presets for Jesusonic FX!!!!

sorry to be so hyperbolic, but some extra-cool techniques using my Js midi arp are only possible with automated preset changes.

tia! /dan
07-05-2014 12:28 AM
about 1): JSFX will also offer the "Link preset to MIDI Program Change" feature in v4.70
10-27-2014 08:01 AM
Human being with feelings
Originally Posted by Jeffos
about 1): JSFX will also offer the "Link preset to MIDI Program Change" feature in v4.70
Could we have some instructions on this?
How to add a preset change on the timeline just by 1 click?

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