Thanks to us scripters now being able to select the automation parameters in our scripts I have been upgrading a tool that I`ve had on the backburner:
Automation Single Slider:
On tools site:
Ledger`s scripts: Automation Single Slider
Automation Single Slider
Automation Single Slider
Large Rotary is MIDI mappable to a rotary/ slider with 0-127 range. Search "rotary" in midi assignments: (Ctrl + M in renoise will open the Mapping selector)
Open the tool gui with:
~`AUS` Automation Single Slider"
Add a new automation device with:
~`AUS` Add Inst. Auto Device To Track"
Add a renoise Instrument Automation Device to the current track (same as [+] button on gui):
~`AUS` Add Inst. Auto Device To Track"
Cycle through already automated parameters with (same as lower popup):
They will open the automation lane if it isn’t already. Unlike the tools gui selection method, you don’t have to choose the next device manually, these shortcuts just take you up and down the renoise automations list.
~`AUS` Next Automated Parameter
~`AUS` Previous Automated Parameter
When in the automation editor, duplicate the selection with:
~`AUS` Duplicate Automation Selection"
It should be fairly straightforward to use. It syncs the selected automation parameter with the selected device in renoise. Both can be chosen from the GUI. You get a second parameter dropdown showing you your already automated parameters, selectable too.
Pattern Follow needs to be enabled in renoise for the tool to work as expected i.e. drawing the envelope as you go along, otherwise you will be just changing the value of the current line.
[+] button adds an
Instrument Automation Device to the current track in renoise (or selects an already present one).
[Selected DSP Device] Choose DSP device to automate, it is synced with selected device in renoise.
En. Checkbox Enable/ bypass selected device.
EXT. Ed. Opens Gui of plugin if it has one.
[G] button to grab a moved slider of a vst effect or instrument (instruments need renoise`s native *Inst. Automation Device to be loaded first, this can be achieved simply via the [+] button)
- Select a VSTfx and the G button appears along side the Ext. Editor button
- Press it with the song not playing* and it will turn red. If the VST GUI is not already open it will open too.
- Move the gui element in the vst that you want selected.
The parameter should now be selected in the “Selected Param:” popup of the tool, the G button will turn green for a short while to confirm it worked, then grey.
If you want to select a different parameter then repeat 2) and 3)
*If the song is playing the button is disabled, as the feature would not work properly if the device is already automated. When a plugin is already automated the parameters are moving when the song plays and the grab function would just select the first one of those moving parameters it comes across.
[~ parameter name ~]
~ symbols added in popup lists mean that a parameter is automated. These only appear in the Automated parameter list once more than one parameter is automated as visual freedback that there are more entries in that popup to select.
[X] button --shows green when parameter is automated (also pattern automation),
press to delete current pattern graph-automation for selected parameter,
press again to delete for whole track
if yellow, press to set parameter to its default value
Lock Button means slider will set whole pattern automation to single value --still controlled by the rotary
Checkbox (next to [view] button) means the view will change automatically to the automation lane when rotary is used, switch off if want to control the view manually (state only remembered per session but will be pref in future)
Large rotary starts recording automation as soon as used
When enabled the the Latch mode button has two colours; red and orange. When orange it means it is armed so the next time you use the large rotary the overdubbing will occur. When the overdubbing is occuring it remains red. It automatically goes back to orange (armed) when the transport stops or you change parameters. You can also toggle it off again by re-pressing the button.
Bottom Slider is just a readout, interacting with it will be fruitless!
– AVOID HAVING THE “ONLY” AUTOMATED BUTTON IN THE PARAMETER LIST ON while the tool is open, it will cause problems. Also using the search feature in that list can have a similar effect. The tool gui will go blank to warn you in these situations that no parameter could be selected.
note: thanks to danoise for a snippet pointing me in the direction of rawequal() function and to taktik for implementing the new selection stuff!
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Latest Version 0.82
-Added a [+] button that adds an “Instrument Automation Device” if one is not present on the track. If one is already present will just select that one, ready for automating.
Shortcuts now prefixed with
AUS so will need updating if already set
AUS Automation Single Slider",
(NEW shortcut) --adds an instrument automation device to the current track
AUS Add Inst. Auto Device To Track"
(NEW) Now the [G] (grab) button works on Plugin (VSTi etc.) instruments: (As with fx-grab renoise needs to be stopped to use this feature)
Simply add your
Instr. automation device to your track and with it selected and **THE CORRECT TARGET INSTRUMENT SELECTED IN THE INSTRUMENT LIST, press the [g] button. It will turn red, and open the selected instrument gui. Move the parameter you want to grab and it will be selected in the automation list and shown as selected in the tool.
Instr. automation device only has about 35 parameters that can be active, so if the newly selected parameter is not already included, then the first unautomated parameter popup will be changed to accomodate it.
**As the API/ script can
t see which is the target instrument in theInstr. automation device` you will need to make sure that the selected instrument in the renoise instrument list (above the renoise browser) is the correct one. If for some reason this goes wrong a warning will fire with some explaination to try again.
-Added a [+] button that selects the last Instrument Automation Device present on the track. If none are present then a new one is added
-[G] grab button works for instruments aswell as fx
-New shortcut to load an *Inst. Automation device, to speed up workflow-
-bug fixes, code tidying
–Bug gone on selecting mixer device error
–NEW parameter readout underneath minislider
v0.77 --gui more efficient when updating parameters, update timer more efficient, general small bugs squashed
v0.74 --bug gone where timer wouldn`t be released if top right [x] was used to exit the tool
v0.73 --left an active print in the tool so minor update removing it
–menu entry for tool added
–large rotary midi mappable
–[G] Grab button added to select Plugin fx parameters via their gui