Old 01-13-2019, 09:48 AM   #1
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Hi there!

Happy to donate a thanks for anyone willing to create this! I'm an Airwindows Console (summing emulation) user. I've created track templates (see below), but they are created without a name and it's a pain to keep everything organised.

Track creation method (simple routing):

1) Create two tracks, send the first track to the second (it will automatically be set to post fader). Clear the Master send check box on the first track. Audio is now going through the send to the second track and that track is sending to the master. On the second track add the ConsoleChannel plugin, emulating a post fader insert.

2) Highlight both tracks. Open track manager, and on the second track clear the MCP/TCP dots to hide it from view. Go to View -> Track and select 'Save tracks as track templates'. Save as '01'.

3) Bind a shortcut to the 'SWS load track template 01' action.
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Easy enough, but every time you create a new track they have no names. Fine for the visible, but the hidden post fader send tracks without names are a pain to maintain. Hence the request!

TL;DR;

Is there a way to create a script that launches a simple popup for entering the track name, then runs the SWS script passing this name through to name the new tracks? <TrackName> and <TrackName>-Hidden perhaps?

I hope that makes sense. It would be amazing for workflow!

Airwindows Console5: https://www.airwindows.com/console5/

Reaper + Console5: http://beatdruid.com/index.php?title...ole#DAW_Setups

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Old 01-13-2019, 10:00 AM   #2
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Hi, I can take a look at this.

What you really want is a script for all steps you are describing, it is much more convenient and I don't know how it would be done using SWS commands.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:06 AM   #3
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Hi, I can take a look at this.

What you really want is a script for all steps you are describing, it is much more convenient and I don't know how it would be done using SWS commands.
Hey bFooz. That makes sense, and great news! Thank you.

If you'd be creating it from scratch, being able to choose which track template (maybe a drop down?) would be killer! Although happy to manually name the template with a fixed reference if that's much easier.
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I did not mean using track templates at all.

What I meant was to create tracks, sends, add FX and all stuff right in the script. Do you think this would be ok for you or do you require track templates?
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I did not mean using track templates at all.

What I meant was to create tracks, sends, add FX and all stuff right in the script. Do you think this would be ok for you or do you require track templates?
I do use two templates:

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Track 1: True Iron, Console 1
Track 2: ConsoleChannel

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Track 1: True Iron
Track 2: ConsoleChannel

Is there a way to choose plugins via script only, or would it always be hard-coded?
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:29 AM   #6
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It would be basically hardcoded. But you would be able to rewrite plugin names in the script to add different ones.
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It would be basically hardcoded. But you would be able to rewrite plugin names in the script to add different ones.
Could the script be duplicated, one script per template? Iterative script name or something?

If so, that would work just fine :¬)
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Sure, you just copy the script file, rename it as you wish, rewrite plugins as you wish, load it into Reaper and working. You have two actions for two different "templates".

But it will always create two tracks sending one into another.
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Sure, you just copy the script file, rename it as you wish, rewrite plugins as you wish, load it into Reaper and working. You have two actions for two different "templates".

But it will always create two tracks sending one into another.
As long as the 'post fader insert' routing (with a named hidden track) is in place and I can bind keyboard shortcuts that's fine by me!

Thanks!

Edit: Can you set the track colour also? My templates used a black colour for the hidden tracks so they were easily spotted in track manager.
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Just want to thank @bFooz for the great script (and communication)!

Cheers bud.
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