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MixingUsing real-time effects ► Presets and property pages

You manage presets with the Presets section that appears at the top of a plug-in property page, and the buttons next to the Presets box.
A. Presets menu displays the name of the current preset B. Previous/Next Preset buttons C. Save Preset button D. Delete Preset button E. The VST button preset controls appear only on VST plug-ins F. ACT Learn button G. Open view H. Solo button I. Automation read and write buttons J. Send all keystrokes to this plug-in button K. Pin plug-in window
The Presets menu displays presets in the following order:
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Most Recently Used presets. These appear at the top of the Presets menu, up to 8 in number, and followed by a horizontal line to separate this section from the next section of the menu.
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VST factory presets. Any VST factory presets appear below the Most Recently Used section, and are also followed by a horizontal separator line.
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Cakewalk and user presets. These appear at the bottom of the Presets menu.
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Click the drop-down arrow on the right side of the Presets menu, and click the name of the preset in the drop-down menu.
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Click the left or right side of the Prev/Next button to load the previous or next preset in the menu. You can click the button repeatedly to step through the menu.
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A VST factory preset.These can not be deleted or overwritten (the Delete button appears grayed-out). If you want to change one of these, double-click the name, enter a new name, and click the Save button.
Note: VST presets can be stored by saving a .fxp file (see the following instructions).
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A Cakewalk or user preset.Either save these under a new name: double-click the name, enter a new name, and click the Save button, or just click the Save button to overwrite the preset with current values.
Use the Load Preset or Save Preset commands, respectively, in the VST button drop-down menu
Use the Load Bank or Save Bank commands, respectively, in the VST button drop-down menu
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Open View button. This button lets you open a MIDI editing view for a soft synth’s corresponding MIDI track. Click the small down arrow to specify the default editing view from the menu. The following views are available:
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Automation read and write buttons. These buttons enable or disable automation playback and recording for the plug-in’s parameters. See Automation for more information.
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Keystrokes button . Enabling this button sends all keystrokes to a particular instance of a plug-in when the plug-in’s property page has focus.
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Pin plug-in window . This button lets you pin individual plug-in windows so they remain open when you open another plug-in window. If you prefer to always open a separate window for each plug-in, go to Edit > Preferences > File - VST Settings and clear the Recycle Plug-in Windows check box.
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If Recycle Plug-in Windows is enabled when you hold down the CTRL key to open a plug-in, all other open plug-in widows also become pinned.
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If Recycle Plug-in Windows is disabled when you hold down the CTRL key to open a plug-in, all other open plug-in widows close, and the new plug-in window is unpinned.
Note: Plug-ins that are docked in the MultiDock are not affected by the Recycle Plug-in Windows setting. Docked plug-ins are automatically pinned and cannot be unpinned. To dock a plug-in window, hold down the CTRL key and drag the window to the MultiDock.
A Solo button is available on all plug-in property pages, which allows you to quickly solo the track or bus that the effect is inserted on while adjusting the plug-in. The Solo button functions the exact same way as the Solo button on the source track/bus.
Figure 374. A Solo button is available on each plug-in property page.
A. Solo button
Note: If you solo a software instrument in the Synth Rack, the Solo button will also affect all associated MIDI and audio tracks.
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