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Old 02-10-2020, 01:24 AM   #281
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The script seems to have trouble recognizing some VST3 instruments (at least on Mac), and there have been times when a template has lost all mapping thou that might be me doing something wrong.

Also, the 'Use Module Name Detection' function is confusing, to me at least.

But glad to hear compatibility won't be a problem!
With module name detection - it will identify the plugin using it's module name (the plugin filename). Without it - it will use the current name as it appears in the mixer (allowing multiple templates for a single plugin - if they are named differently).

Some software devs plugin range use a single wrapper for all their plugins (like Waves uses Waveshell). This means module name detection will not work for those plugins (if you use more than one).

There may be issues with my code when detecting Mac plugins also - I don't on a Mac. I'll see if I spot anything.
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:20 AM   #282
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I'm just happy this exists since Stripper is still too intimidating (documentation badly needed).
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Old 02-11-2020, 08:48 AM   #283
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lb0, thanks for this great script. I'm using it in conjunction with goldenarpharazon's controller script for the Akai MIDIMix. Previously, I never used the Akai for anything other than riding track faders in real time for volume automation, due to the time it takes to map controls to fx. With your script, I'm starting to use those 24 upper knobs.

I'm new to lua, but I'm wondering how hard it would be to modify the script to include variables for "columns" and "rows" that could be user-edited in the script and change how it draws the GUI. This would provide a way for us to make the strip match the general layout of our controllers, making it easier to reference slot X on the GUI to knob X on a device. For example, a user with the common keyboard control layout of 8 knobs over 8 faders would use rows=2, columns=8, or a Midi Fighter Twister would be rows=4, columns=4. Then, instead of drawing a vertical strip, the GUI would lay out the slots in that configuration.

That visual correlation between the GUI and controller would really take things up a notch because currently if I just see, say, ReaEQ gain for upper mids is in slot 17, I have to do some quick math and think "row 3, knob 1" (the Akai has 3 rows of 8 knobs).

These 2 variables would also satisfy the inevitable user requests for custom templates for this or that device.
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:25 PM   #284
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lb0, thanks for this great script. I'm using it in conjunction with goldenarpharazon's controller script for the Akai MIDIMix. Previously, I never used the Akai for anything other than riding track faders in real time for volume automation, due to the time it takes to map controls to fx. With your script, I'm starting to use those 24 upper knobs.

I'm new to lua, but I'm wondering how hard it would be to modify the script to include variables for "columns" and "rows" that could be user-edited in the script and change how it draws the GUI. This would provide a way for us to make the strip match the general layout of our controllers, making it easier to reference slot X on the GUI to knob X on a device. For example, a user with the common keyboard control layout of 8 knobs over 8 faders would use rows=2, columns=8, or a Midi Fighter Twister would be rows=4, columns=4. Then, instead of drawing a vertical strip, the GUI would lay out the slots in that configuration.

That visual correlation between the GUI and controller would really take things up a notch because currently if I just see, say, ReaEQ gain for upper mids is in slot 17, I have to do some quick math and think "row 3, knob 1" (the Akai has 3 rows of 8 knobs).

These 2 variables would also satisfy the inevitable user requests for custom templates for this or that device.
Hi,

Due to the way it's coded - it would be quite a big ask (not impossible - just quite a bit of work) to do this.

And for this version of the script - I'm not really developing it other than fixing bugs.

However - SK2 is in the works (as I'm sure you've read) - and this does allow for a graphics layout when assigning controls.

Eg:



But the script's still a work in progress - and I only have graphics for XTouch/XTouch extender and SSL Nucleus.

But it would be possible for the user to add graphics for their controllers with a bit of work (ie. the user would have to create a text file with the necessary hit areas for each button in the image - and would also need to cut holes (make transparent areas) in the controller image where each control is). Overall - it took me roughly a few hours for the XTouch one in the image.

The main SK2 window however still looks similar to the SK1 version - but you can expand into columns by making the gui wider (however it will fill vertically first before starting a new column).
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:51 PM   #285
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Oh dear lord.

That really looks like it could make my dreams come true.

Is there a plan to be able to sort of change presets? Like all the knobs control a plugin and then changing presets and now its controlling track controls?

Just curious.

Really big fan of your work Leon.
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:13 PM   #286
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WOW big news thank you I'm already a fan but it kills
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Old 02-11-2020, 04:09 PM   #287
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Oh dear lord.

That really looks like it could make my dreams come true.

Is there a plan to be able to sort of change presets? Like all the knobs control a plugin and then changing presets and now its controlling track controls?

Just curious.

Really big fan of your work Leon.
There are different modes - plugin mode - controls focused plugin, but you can add overlays to include other things such as actions/track parameters/ internal stuff.

Also track mode - which focuses the selected track - control CC's etc - and again - you can add overlays of anything else.

As well as a permanent layer - which is always mapped to the same thing - useful for transport controls etc.


Anyway - been discussing with the the team involved with SK2 - and we're hoping it will be ready early summer - which will give us time to get the main required functionality finished - and also necessary documentation and other bits and pieces.
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Old 02-11-2020, 04:36 PM   #288
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Sounds lovely Truly!

Can't wait!


Also if you need more people on your team I'd love to be of some help.
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Wow it looks amazing !
I'd wish we could releave the burden of documentation from your shoulders, so you could spend more time scripting (or whatever you want to, of course !) and less time explaining them...
Sadly I don't have enough time for doing it on my own, that's why I raised the idea of a wiki. What do you think about it ? We could share the parts beetween users who are willing to, then add whatever is needed and you could always verify if it is correct or not.
Best way of presenting would be text, pics and gifs Imho.
Obviously, it Would need some thinking about the general structure guide before anything.
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Wow it looks amazing !
I'd wish we could releave the burden of documentation from your shoulders, so you could spend more time scripting (or whatever you want to, of course !) and less time explaining them...
Sadly I don't have enough time for doing it on my own, that's why I raised the idea of a wiki. What do you think about it ? We could share the parts beetween users who are willing to, then add whatever is needed and you could always verify if it is correct or not.
Best way of presenting would be text, pics and gifs Imho.
Obviously, it Would need some thinking about the general structure guide before anything.
Thanks - I had a discussion with the guys I'm working with last night - and I think they're going to take on documenting SK2 - so I don't have to spend extra time on it. But I'm sure they'll chirp here if they would like any additional help.

Of course - if you want to do any documenting - Wiki style - or set something up - then that would always be useful to others - and others could add stuff that's missing...

I know Stripper needs documentation - and it's constantly requested - so a wiki might be a really good idea for that.
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Nice to know SK2 will be covered in that area! And yes stripper do badly require it for sure! I'll continue in that subject in the good thread...
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:28 AM   #292
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Any chance to Map VST in/Out Audio signal to Midi CC?
In reason they do it, I tryed but with no success. Mapping In/out from plugins it map the Knob and no the audio signal.
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Any chance to Map VST in/Out Audio signal to Midi CC?
In reason they do it, I tryed but with no success. Mapping In/out from plugins it map the Knob and no the audio signal.
https://iili.io/JFmnyb.jpg here Reason image
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I'm not quite understanding your meaning by this and am not familiar with Console 1 - but from the image - I assume it is also an audio interface - in which case - you would need to create audio hardware sends to and from the device... Is this what you mean? If so - you could only send the audio from a track Pre or Post fader - but not the plugin itself - unless there's some specialist audio routing plugin involved as well.
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Thanks for your answare.
Console 1 is a normal midi control surface, if you don't use Softube Plugins (that maps it when you start PC in own Vst/App).
Now, finally I try something that do what I need. But it's a old Vst and it don't work narrowly.
I need to Maps command CC112 (midi L output meter of console 1) and CC113 for R with audio signal of the track, or master.
As you can see, that plugin (midiAudioToCC) take a audio signal of the track and create an Envelope moving with audio signal. So I link the envelope with realearn and map it with CC112/113 of console 1, then for move on realearn constantly I link Envelope of plugin with parameter modulation. as you can see in last pic on the gif.
There is others way to take audio signal of the track on reaper and setting it on midi CC command?
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Old 04-20-2020, 09:59 PM   #295
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Great work. I am amazed at having midi feedback at last!

Quick question. Do you think could be possible to map the learn function to a key?
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Old 06-12-2020, 04:22 AM   #296
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I need a feedback of my Channel-Faders.
I have installed SWS Extensions, SmartKnobs script and the Faderbox plugin. It´s no problem to move a fader in Faderbox, by midi, but when I want to assign it in SmartKnops (klick on the field beside 1), nothing happens. No options pop up.
When I press the learn button, the following error message pops up and the script closes:

...cation Support/REAPER/Scripts/LBX/LBX_SRD_SmartKnobs.lua:1429: attempt to index a nil value (global 'FFX')

I have no idea how to get this working...

Thanks for any help
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Old 06-12-2020, 05:27 AM   #297
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Have you got the plugin window that you want to control open and in focus?
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O.K., that was the Problem...
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:11 AM   #299
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Has anyone tested this with the new version of realearn?

Just asking in advance. ON a big project at the moment so haven't got time to play with new installs etc :-(
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Old 07-01-2020, 03:55 AM   #300
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There aren't any changes in function, so you're safe to stay on the older version.

But if you really want to, I updated a moment ago and hadn't had any problems.
All track templates and previously running instances stayed intact.
Just remember to save/export your old ReaLearn presets [.rpl], before deleting it!

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Afternoon All,

I've been trying to get this thing going all night and as a consequence I'm a bit of a wreck, please forgive me. I recently got a Novation Impulse 41 and have damn near killed myself getting the scripts, ReaLearn and Faderbox singing in tandem... and I think I'm close.

I've had a Novation Ultranova for years and the automap feature was always a bit of a hit and miss so I've given it a wide birth with this effort - perhaps at my peril. I keep on getting everything singing and then the Faderbox and ReaLearn just stop talking and I have to re-map everything, (which takes a LONG time when you've got 30 control devices on the go.)

It may well be becuase I didn't have the, "plug in" button engaged on the unit, for anyone that's conversant with the unit but there have been other annoyances too - the faders didn't quite line up and the transport hasbeen a nightmare and the channel level and trim pot are stuck together, (though I can probably deal with that.) I've utilized cc numbers issued by the Impulse, (the device itself) as the reference guide for all the various parameters so that may have confused it all.

If anyone has successfully married a novation with the scripts, Realearn and the Faderbox any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated
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Afternoon All,

I've been trying to get this thing going all night and as a consequence I'm a bit of a wreck, please forgive me. I recently got a Novation Impulse 41 and have damn near killed myself getting the scripts, ReaLearn and Faderbox singing in tandem... and I think I'm close.

I've had a Novation Ultranova for years and the automap feature was always a bit of a hit and miss so I've given it a wide birth with this effort - perhaps at my peril. I keep on getting everything singing and then the Faderbox and ReaLearn just stop talking and I have to re-map everything, (which takes a LONG time when you've got 30 control devices on the go.)

It may well be becuase I didn't have the, "plug in" button engaged on the unit, for anyone that's conversant with the unit but there have been other annoyances too - the faders didn't quite line up and the transport hasbeen a nightmare and the channel level and trim pot are stuck together, (though I can probably deal with that.) I've utilized cc numbers issued by the Impulse, (the device itself) as the reference guide for all the various parameters so that may have confused it all.

If anyone has successfully married a novation with the scripts, Realearn and the Faderbox any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated
I have an Impulse 49.

You need a different approach with the Impulse (or any automap device). The impulse in MIDI mode won't work - as it does not receive any MIDI feedback except through automap (it isn't designed to).

So what I did to get it working years ago (have tried just now - but something is up with my system and automap is not working correctly with any plugin) - is you need to wrap the faderbox JSFX in ReaJS (as Automap only works with VSTs). Then learn the faders from the wrapped JSFX via the automap software (not reaper's midi learn).

Once this is done - when ReaJS has the 'automap' focus - it should work ok - you don't need to feedback any midi anywhere - as the automap software takes care of that. You don't need Realearn at all (it isn't any use as you can only feedback values to the impulse via automap).

Anyway - I used to have it working perfectly using this method - you just need to ensure the automap focus doesn't change from the ReaJS (on the __LBX_SKCTL track).
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There aren't any changes in function, so you're safe to stay on the older version.

But if you really want to, I updated a moment ago and hadn't had any problems.
All track templates and previously running instances stayed intact.
Just remember to save/export your old ReaLearn presets [.rpl], before deleting it!

Cheers!
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Life can be so cruel / testing and the devil travels in threes...

There's so many parts to this story so I've got to be careful where to begin, (and end.)

Upon buying the Impulse 49 I intentionally only read the quick set-up guide but did NOT delve into the manual for fear of getting bogged down and overwhelmed. I noted that the Master fader and the transport controls didn't work hence I commenced this journey. Then upon looking at the manual there was a whole section stating on Automap was being made redundant and the implementation of this new HUI system was effectively mandatory.

The manual has to be downloaded so I was not aware of the shortcomings of the existing protocols until considerably later.

Then upon loading the the sys files / firmware update onto the Implulse my whole system fell over: blue screens + the works.

A buddy very kindly helped me get the compute back up and then we figured out the keyboard updates etc and the HUI system does seem to function reasonably, (not that I've put it thru its paces - i'm too exhausted atm.)

Now I've got faderbox up I need to think how I'll use it...and tread carefully.
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Life can be so cruel / testing and the devil travels in threes...

There's so many parts to this story so I've got to be careful where to begin, (and end.)

Upon buying the Impulse 49 I intentionally only read the quick set-up guide but did NOT delve into the manual for fear of getting bogged down and overwhelmed. I noted that the Master fader and the transport controls didn't work hence I commenced this journey. Then upon looking at the manual there was a whole section stating on Automap was being made redundant and the implementation of this new HUI system was effectively mandatory.

The manual has to be downloaded so I was not aware of the shortcomings of the existing protocols until considerably later.

Then upon loading the the sys files / firmware update onto the Implulse my whole system fell over: blue screens + the works.

A buddy very kindly helped me get the compute back up and then we figured out the keyboard updates etc and the HUI system does seem to function reasonably, (not that I've put it thru its paces - i'm too exhausted atm.)

Now I've got faderbox up I need to think how I'll use it...and tread carefully.
I hope you get it working ok.

My experience with the Impulse has been pretty poor too. Build quality is not great - and the pitch and various other midi controls randomly send midi data which is annoying. Luckily the keyboard itself works well. I contacted support about the pitchwheel - as that was constantly adjusting the pitch of whatever track I had record enabled (so synths etc were going out of tune). Their response was to open up the keyboard and disconnect the pitch wheel - (and mod wheel - as that was also a problem). This was just after it ran out of warranty.

The automap knobs do still seem to work ok - but I've moved on and use different controllers now - and only use the keyboard for playing in notes.
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I might have missed this function but is there a way to wiggle the knob in the plugin gui that you want to learn and assign it that way, rather than using the drop down list?
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I just came across Smart Knobs and it's brilliant! Amazing work.

I was wondering if one thing was possible - Currently without SK you can map to a few plugins in on a track and choose to have the controller work only when the track is selected. The plugins don't have to be open, but the controller will still work on all FX mapped on the track. The problem here is of course: No midi feedback.

Is it possible to use SK at a track level? I'd want to build channel strips from a few plugins and map to my controllers. I don't want to have to open plugins to use the controller; just have the track selected.

My original thought was LBX Stripper mapped to Smart Knobs, but Stripper isn't a VST so that doesn't work. My next thought - and one I haven't tried yet - is using a plugin like Blue Cat Patchwork. From there I could load up my channel strip plugins and then it should expose all the parameters to Smart Knobs? However, the problem still exists (I think) that I'd have to have at least Patchwork open.

I apologize in advance if some of this has been covered in the thread already. I went through a few pages and wasn't able to find any mention of my specific question.

Thanks!
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I'm setting up Realearn/Faderbox/Smart Knobs to use my X-touch mini as an plugin control device, but when I run the Smart Knobs script and then select a plugin for it to control (it works fine before this) all of my MIDI control capability goes away. No matter what I do all of the FaderBox faders go to 0 and can't be increased. I can see them trying to increase (they come up from zero but then immediately go back). This definitely seems to be an issue with Smart Knobs as everything works fine until that tries to control a plugin.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

I'm using Reaper 6.13 on a Ryzen based Hackintosh (so I'm using the Clang build) not sure if that makes a difference

I believe this is the same issue that caronte23 was having, does anyone know if that was resolved?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I figured it out. Apparently Realearn HAS to be on the input FX chain, it won't work correctly if it is on the standard track FX chain

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I tried this with my Axiom Pro 49, that has a LCD with faders and encoders positions displayed. It is made for midi feedback, originally with the "HyperControl" technology, that is a dead tech in 2020, and never even worked with reaper. The smart knobs solution did not work for me, the parameters are jumping anyway and the keyboard doesn't notice any feedback. Is it normal for this kind of device ? Or I did something Wrong ?

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I tried this with my Axiom Pro 49, that has a LCD with faders and encoders positions displayed. It is made for midi feedback, originally with the "HyperControl" technology, that is a dead tech in 2020, and never even worked with reaper. The smart knobs solution did not work for me, the parameters are jumping anyway and the keyboard doesn't notice any feedback. Is it normal for this kind of device ? Or I did something Wrong ?

Thanks!
Hi - I've no experience with the Axiom keyboards - but if it recognizes standard midi feedback - then it *should* work ok if the output of the SK control track is sent to the device...

You can check the feedback being sent by the faderbox plugin by placing a midi logger after the Faderbox on the track - but if you are using Realearn - this is not a setup I have ever used - so cannot really provide any help with that.

If the feedback sent to the device looks correct - then maybe there is a setting on the Axiom that needs tweaking?
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I just came across Smart Knobs and it's brilliant! Amazing work.

I was wondering if one thing was possible - Currently without SK you can map to a few plugins in on a track and choose to have the controller work only when the track is selected. The plugins don't have to be open, but the controller will still work on all FX mapped on the track. The problem here is of course: No midi feedback.

Is it possible to use SK at a track level? I'd want to build channel strips from a few plugins and map to my controllers. I don't want to have to open plugins to use the controller; just have the track selected.

My original thought was LBX Stripper mapped to Smart Knobs, but Stripper isn't a VST so that doesn't work. My next thought - and one I haven't tried yet - is using a plugin like Blue Cat Patchwork. From there I could load up my channel strip plugins and then it should expose all the parameters to Smart Knobs? However, the problem still exists (I think) that I'd have to have at least Patchwork open.

I apologize in advance if some of this has been covered in the thread already. I went through a few pages and wasn't able to find any mention of my specific question.

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Sorry - I may have missed this post. Controlling multiple plugins at once isn't something SK was designed for.

The patchwork solution should work - but yes - you'd probably need the patchwork plugin interface open. SK was designed to use the GetFocusedFX API to tell it which plugin to control - and either something changed with this API, or maybe it just never returns a plugin ID if the GUI isn't open. I seem to remember it used to work if you opened the plugin gui and then closed it - but it seems not to work like that now - and once the plugin GUI is closed - it will no longer control the plugin.
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:41 PM   #312
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Saw this thread again ... been some time since reading it.

OK ... so I added the BETTERMAKER Eq232d to my collection. [really nice plugin].

Had the crazy idea to drag out my ole Novation Nocturn controller. Installed the Automap, and proceeded to Map it out.

It works ... but not in the way I'd need it to.

The BetterMaker plugin is a dual panel EQ that has Internal LINKing [for Stereo], as well as 2 ch mono, and M/S.

First, I'm looking at Stereo mode, where any change on one channel is automatically made on the 2nd channel.

Problem is ... the AutoMap is only doing 1 of the channels. I've not been able to figure, or know, if Automap can control both channels at the same time. [probably not].

Reason for looking back at 'Smart Knobs'.

Before wasting time, would Smart Knob offer any solution for this ? Whereby Nocturn could be used to control the plugin ?

[note: The LINK parameter does not appear in STRIPPER's FX list.

anyway ... hope this is enough pre-information to first determine if Smart Knobs might offer a possible solution ...

Thanks for any insight [the Nocturn is back on the shelf for the time being] :|
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Old 09-27-2020, 11:59 PM   #313
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Saw this thread again ... been some time since reading it.

OK ... so I added the BETTERMAKER Eq232d to my collection. [really nice plugin].

Had the crazy idea to drag out my ole Novation Nocturn controller. Installed the Automap, and proceeded to Map it out.

It works ... but not in the way I'd need it to.

The BetterMaker plugin is a dual panel EQ that has Internal LINKing [for Stereo], as well as 2 ch mono, and M/S.

First, I'm looking at Stereo mode, where any change on one channel is automatically made on the 2nd channel.

Problem is ... the AutoMap is only doing 1 of the channels. I've not been able to figure, or know, if Automap can control both channels at the same time. [probably not].

Reason for looking back at 'Smart Knobs'.

Before wasting time, would Smart Knob offer any solution for this ? Whereby Nocturn could be used to control the plugin ?

[note: The LINK parameter does not appear in STRIPPER's FX list.

anyway ... hope this is enough pre-information to first determine if Smart Knobs might offer a possible solution ...

Thanks for any insight [the Nocturn is back on the shelf for the time being] :|
Hi RJ - I don't think it can help. If the Link function is not visible externally - then there would be no way to determine if it was active or not. And Smart Knobs on it's own only allows a 1 control to 1 parameter mapping - so any linking would need to be done using something else.

It sounds like a bug in the plugin to be honest. If you wanted to record automation - with linked L+R parameters - sounds like you would need to record both L + R automation separately - which seems a bit of a hassle. IMO If the plugin is in link mode - then adjusting the left channel should also adjust the right one - whether controlling via the GUI or automation.
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Old 09-28-2020, 12:06 AM   #314
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Hi RJ - I don't think it can help. If the Link function is not visible externally - then there would be no way to determine if it was active or not. And Smart Knobs on it's own only allows a 1 control to 1 parameter mapping - so any linking would need to be done using something else.

It sounds like a bug in the plugin to be honest. If you wanted to record automation - with linked L+R parameters - sounds like you would need to record both L + R automation separately - which seems a bit of a hassle. IMO If the plugin is in link mode - then adjusting the left channel should also adjust the right one - whether controlling via the GUI or automation.
oh ... adjusting the EQ directly on the GUI [with Mouse] works. LINKED mode controls both L/R parameters. [The GUI can also be condensed to show only 1 of the channels ... but if Linked, both are identical.

It's when I tried to Nocturn control the plugin. Even with the plugin in LINK mode, Nocturn only controls 1 of the parameters.

I even wondered if STRIPPER could have been used ... but does not seem plausible.

The Nocturn is back on the shelf :|
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Im trying to install the files to get this working but Im not much of a code guy. Ive searched all over this site and even the help others received confused me. I have a mac. I created a folder called LBX and put it inside the reaper resource folder. I copied all the files that I dowloaded from the faderbox32 download. When trying to download the .lua file it shows all that smart computer person language code stuff. I assume I am supposed to copy all that and put it somewhere but Im in way over my head. I used to think I was a good computer-er, until I started this. Sorry if this is basic, but could somebody please explain this as if you were teaching a child to do this? Im almost 40 by the way, ugh.
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Im trying to install the files to get this working but Im not much of a code guy. Ive searched all over this site and even the help others received confused me. I have a mac. I created a folder called LBX and put it inside the reaper resource folder. I copied all the files that I dowloaded from the faderbox32 download. When trying to download the .lua file it shows all that smart computer person language code stuff. I assume I am supposed to copy all that and put it somewhere but Im in way over my head. I used to think I was a good computer-er, until I started this. Sorry if this is basic, but could somebody please explain this as if you were teaching a child to do this? Im almost 40 by the way, ugh.
Hi - I haven't got much time right now - but:

There are two types of script file used - JSFX and Lua Reascripts.

The JSFX file (Faderbox) must go somewhere in the REAPER/Effects/ folder (you can put it in a REAPER/Effects/LBX/ folder if you like.

All the other files need to go in the REAPER/Scripts/ folder - where you need to put the LBX folder so it's like:

REAPER/Scripts/LBX/

and you should have the SK resources folder in there:

REAPER/Scripts/LBX/LBXSK_resources/

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:37 AM   #317
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ok so I moved the "lbx_jsfx" folder from the downloaded "LBXCS_resources" folder to reaper/effects. I have the rest of the downloaded "LBXCS_resources" folder in reaper/scripts. I copied the .lua code to a .txt document and placed it in reaper/scripts/LBX. or does that have to go into the "LBXCS_resources" folder? I then selected rescript from the action list and clicked run. the file I selected tp run was LBX-SRD-Smartknobs.lua from reaper/scripts/LBX. Am I way off? I can see a LBX analyzer plugin from the menu but thats the only one. Thanks again....
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ok so I moved the "lbx_jsfx" folder from the downloaded "LBXCS_resources" folder to reaper/effects. I have the rest of the downloaded "LBXCS_resources" folder in reaper/scripts. I copied the .lua code to a .txt document and placed it in reaper/scripts/LBX. or does that have to go into the "LBXCS_resources" folder? I then selected rescript from the action list and clicked run. the file I selected tp run was LBX-SRD-Smartknobs.lua from reaper/scripts/LBX. Am I way off? I can see a LBX analyzer plugin from the menu but thats the only one. Thanks again....
I'm confused - are you trying to get Stripper working or Smart Knobs?

LBXCS_resources is resource folder for Stripper.
LBXSK_resources is resource folder for Smart Knobs.

But - assuming you just needed the faderbox - then it sounds like you've done the correct thing.

Now you need to create a track labelled "__LBX_SKCTL" (without quotes) - and place an instance of the faderbox jsfx on it - and learn your controller to the faders from the faderbox jsfx.

EDIT:

Ah - I think you need to download the faderbox JSFX separately from my github. It possibly isn't in the LBXCS_resources download zip file. The gfx-analyser mod is for Stripper.
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Old 10-20-2020, 08:26 AM   #319
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So i copied and pasted the individual faderbox32 file into text document and put it in the effects folder and it looks like I'm in business. only 4 faders but Ill work on that problem. Thanks for all your help. Im not much of a computer wiz.

Solved by removing the "-"

Update...
I got the faderbox working and mapped to my controller. Now the problem is running the smartknobs script. I’ve put the downloaded lua file into the scripts/LBX folder. When I try to run it in the actions list it says “can’t load file LBX/LBX-SRD-SmartKnobs.lua”
I’m new to scripts and working with them, no surprise. Donation on the way for all your help with this. Thanks.

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So i copied and pasted the individual faderbox32 file into text document and put it in the effects folder and it looks like I'm in business. only 4 faders but Ill work on that problem. Thanks for all your help. Im not much of a computer wiz.

Solved by removing the "-"

Update...
I got the faderbox working and mapped to my controller. Now the problem is running the smartknobs script. I’ve put the downloaded lua file into the scripts/LBX folder. When I try to run it in the actions list it says “can’t load file LBX/LBX-SRD-SmartKnobs.lua”
I’m new to scripts and working with them, no surprise. Donation on the way for all your help with this. Thanks.
Hmmm. What exactly does it say - "Can't load ..."?

Sounds like an error in the lua file - or else the filename has changed or something.

Try this link:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/L-...SmartKnobs.lua

Open it in your browser - then right-click and Save Page As (or equivalent if not ising firefox). Then save it in Reaper/Scripts/LBX/ folder

Ensure you load it in using the New Reascript->Load Reascript option in the actions list.

Now - that may not be everything - have you got SWS installed - you'll probably require that.

Also - then you need to set up the feedback to the controller - which depends on which way you want to do it... But once it's all done it should be straightforward
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