When automating Track DSP effect parameters with pattern effect commands you use four numbers in the effect column, xyzz, where x is the the xth effect in the chain, y is the yth parameter in the device. With a lot of automation going on you can be easily forget which number correspond to which effect/parameter. This tool helps you find out the DSP and Parameter name from those numbers.
Using a keyboard shortcut, the tool displays the DSP and Parameter name in the Status Bar for the effect under the cursor in the Pattern Editor.
You can find the keybinding under: Pattern Editor > Navigation > Display DSP Parameter.
I’m forced to do some thinking… ie: “xyzz -> x is the the xth effect in the chain, y is the yth parameter in the device”, then scroll through the effect chain and look for the the correct slider with a little icon that indicates an automated parameter. Or look in the pattern FX commands list below the pattern editor for the correspondent number.
It would be nice if there was a quicker way to identify the automated parameter. Like a tooltip over the command displaying the parameter name. Would something like that be possible? Or perhaps selecting the command and right clicking…
Maybe an idea for suggestion into the core program?
But it would probably be possible to script something that reads the value of the effect under the cursor and displays something in the Status Bar as you navigate to it. Or add a keyboard shortcut to do so…
local col = renoise.song().selected_effect_column.number_value
local pos = renoise.song().transport.edit_pos
local dsp = math.modf (renoise.song().selected_effect_column.number_value / 256)
local param = col - (dsp*256)
if col == 0 or col == nil then message = ("not a dsp command")
else message = ("Parameter is " .. renoise.song().selected_track.devices[dsp+1].parameters[param].name .. " of DSP " .. renoise.song().selected_track.devices[dsp+1].display_name)
Does that make sense to you to try or do I need to package it as an actual tool? If I was to do so it would be utilising a keyboard shortcut to display it, rather than automatically doing so on cursor movement.
I installed the “Create Tool” tool, but don’t really know where to paste the snippet and what else I need to do to… I have no experience with LUA or much scripting at all. So if you could do this, I’d be very grateful.
A keyboard shortcut would be a good idea I guess. Could you not use numpad as I’m on a laptop, or make it editable?
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Please contact the author (Kazakore | firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance...
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main.lua:9: in function 'dispparam'
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Take your time. I think I’ll get something to eat myself. Thanks for creating this tool. Since I work with Duplex:GridPie I can’t use graphical automation… FX columns are slowly getting packed with numbers.
Good call. I’ve gone with DSP Name >>> Parameter (EG Comb Filter >>> Feedback)
One thing it does NOT work with currently is any parameters automated from the Mixer device (device 0 which is in every track with Vol, Pan, Width etc. It will flag the message that it’s not a DSP parameter even though it in fact is. Sorry but think I will leave that one as is…)