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You can save effect chains in SONAR, which can be used in any project. An FX Chain preset stores all the settings of a specific effects bin. This allows you to effortlessly duplicate favorite effect combinations and settings without having to manually insert one effect at a time. FX Chain presets are saved as .fxc files that can be imported from the Plug-in Browser.
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Do one of the following:
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To save an effects bin as an FX Chain preset, right-click any blank space in the effects bin and choose Save as FX Chain Preset on the pop-up menu. Specify a preset name and location in the Save FX Chain Preset dialog box. All plug-ins in the effects bin are consolidated into a single new FX Chain.
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To save an FX Chain container as a new FX Chain preset, right-click the FX Chain container in an effects bin and choose Save as FX Chain Preset on the pop-up menu. Specify a preset name and location in the Save FX Chain Preset dialog box.
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Click the Browse Plug-ins button in the Browser, then drag the FX Chain container from the Track view to the Audio FX section in the Browser. The FX Chain is added to the FX Chain folder.
Note: FX Chain presets are stored as FX Chain Preset files (*.fxc). For track and bus effects bins, the default name for the FX Chain preset is the track/bus name. For clip effects bins, the default name is the clip name.
Do one of the following:
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Right-click an effects bin and choose Load FX Chain Preset on the pop-up menu. Select the desired FX Chain Preset file (*.fxc) in the Load FX Chain Preset dialog box and click Open.
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From the Plug-in tab of the Browser, under Audio, expand the FX Chain branch and drag the preset to an effects bin.
Note: You can automatically extract plug-ins when loading an FX Chain preset. To do so, hold down the SHIFT key while loading the preset. For more information about extracting plug-ins from an FX Chain container, see To extract plug-ins from an FX Chain container.
Caution: If you load a SONAR X2 project in an older version of SONAR, SONAR will report the FX Chain as a missing plug-in and the contents of the FX Chain will be unavailable. Resaving the project will permanently remove the FX Chain.
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In the Browser, click the PlugIn button to show the Plug-in Browser.
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Under Audio, expand the FX Chain branch.

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