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 FX Rack. 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.
1. Do one of the following:
To save an FX Rack as an FX Chain preset, right-click any blank space in the FX Rack and choose Save Rack 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 FX Rack are consolidated into a single new FX Chain.
To save an FX Chain container as a new FX Chain preset, right-click the FX Chain container in an FX Rack and choose Save Rack as FX Chain Preset on the pop-up menu. Specify a preset name and location in the Save FX Chain Preset dialog box.
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.
Do one of the following:
Right-click an FX Rack 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.
From the PlugIns tab of the Browser, under Audio FX, expand the FX Chain branch and drag the preset to an FX Rack.
Caution: If you load a SONAR Artist/Home Studio/Steam Edition/Professional/Platinum 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.
1. In the Browser, click the PlugIns button to show the Plug-in Browser.
2. Under Audio FX, expand the FX Chain branch.
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