FX Chain presets can be used in track, clip and bus FX Racks. One or many FX Chain containers can reside in a single FX Rack, but you can not nest an FX Chain container inside other FX Chain containers.Figure 380. To create a new FX Chain, drag an FX Chain preset from the Plug-in Browser’s Audio FX tab to an audio track or audio clip FX Rack.A. FX Chain container in FX Rack B. FX Chain property page
1. Right-click an FX Rack and select FX Chain on the pop-up menu.
2. Insert the desired plug-ins in the FX Chain container by doing one of the following:
Drag audio plug-ins from the Browser’s PlugIns tab to an FX Chain to append to it. As you drag a plug-in over the container, it will open automatically, allowing you to drop in the plug-in at the desired position.
To delete a plug-in, right-click the plug-in and select Delete on the pop-up menu.Figure 382. FX Chain.A. FX Chain container in FX Rack B. FX Chain property page C. Right-click to add a new plug-inFigure 383. FX Chain controls.A. Effects Chain name (double-click to edit) B. Bypass Effects Chain C. Input level D. Input meter E. Scroll plug-in list left F. Click button to bypass/un-bypass plug-in G. List of effects in chain (double-click to open plug-in; drag to reorder) H. Assignable rotary (right-click to assign) I. Assignable button (right-click to assign) J. Scroll plug-in list right K. Output level L. Output meter
FX Chain preset name. The name of the current FX Chain preset. Double-click to rename.
Global bypass. Bypass all plug-ins in the FX Chain.
Input level. Input level before the FX Chain. This parameter is automatable.
Input level meter. Measures the pre-FX Chain level.
Output level. Output level after the FX Chain, before next effect or FX Chain. This parameter is automatable.
Output level meter. Measures the post-FX Chain level.
List of plug-ins in FX Chain. List of all plug-ins that are included in the current FX Chain preset. The signal flows from left to right. Drag to reorder plug-ins, and right-click to add/remove plug-ins. You can bypass individual plug-ins by clicking the small bypass toggle to the left of the plug-in name.
1. Right-click the FX Chain container in an FX Rack and choose Rename on the pop-up menu.
To save an FX Rack as an FX Chain preset, right-click any blank space in the FX Rack and choose Save FX 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 FX 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.
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/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.
To delete an entire FX Chain container, right-click the FX Chain container in an FX Rack and choose Delete on the pop-up menu.
Right-click the FX Rack and choose Convert FX Rack to FX Chain on the pop-up menu.Right click the FX Chain and choose Extract FX Chain Plugins on the pop-up menu.
Hold down the ALT key while you drag an FX Chain preset to an FX Rack. The FX Rack is cleared and replaced with the FX Chain container.To replace the FX Rack content and automatically extract the plug-ins from the FX Chain preset, hold down ALT+SHIFT while you drag an FX Chain preset to an FX Rack.
Effects in an FX Chain can be automated just like other effects in an FX Rack. Parameter names for plug-ins that reside within an FX Chain container are listed in submenu's prefixed by the associated FX Chain name.You can also use ACT to control the FX Chain’s input level, output level and assignable knobs and buttons. For details, see ACT.
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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