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#648347 - 03/24/21 03:35 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio for Windows FAQ] Saving to include vsti settings
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Greetings all. For my work on PT, I use three vsti libraries: Garritan and IK Multimedia's Sampletanks 3 and 4.

Sometimes when I save, PT WILL save the vsti settings, meaning that if I choose the piano setting on Garritan's player, PT will automatically load the piano setting next time I open the SAME work. And it seems to do it every time for this piece which is great! However, most of the time for my other pieces, it won't save my instruments and I have to add them again which is a huge hassle.

Is there a way that PT can save my vsti instrument choices every time on every composition?

Thanks.

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#649098 - 03/29/21 04:26 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio for Windows FAQ] Re: Saving to include vsti settings [Re: Leeky]
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I use RB and not PT but it should be the same when saving songs. The first time you save a song, use "Save As", not "Save". Doing this, at least in my case, also saves the VSTi settings.

After the initial "Save As" if you make additional changes to the song, you can just use "Save". But the first one needs to be a "Save As".

Hope that helps.

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#649303 - 03/30/21 12:36 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio for Windows FAQ] Re: Saving to include vsti settings [Re: Leeky]
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks, but I already do that. It's a real hit-and-miss affair and I though maybe I was missing something.

Best - Leeky

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#656821 - 05/24/21 01:39 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio for Windows FAQ] Re: Saving to include vsti settings [Re: Leeky]
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One thing that may help is once you have a synth all set up, use the Save Group feature.
This saves all of the VST/VSTi settings for all the effects on the track .. so if it doesn't remember when saving you can easily use 'Load Group' to recall them as opposed to starting from scratch.
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#675143 - 09/27/21 08:38 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio for Windows FAQ] Re: Saving to include vsti settings [Re: rharv]
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I have found this to be a glitch in RB and have asked repeatedly that the programmers address it, and if they did I would use RB for more than a generator and audio recorder. (For that it is great though.)

In Cakewalk, if you set up a midi vsti, close and come back later, what you pick is still there, i.e. it loads. In RB, the VST slot is now empty, if you close and come back (edit VST slot.)

UNLESSS, you choose it by way of an INSERT.

But that adds a few complications I won't go into here. It could have changed but the last time I tried, edit vsti doesn't "save" no matter what I do.

So, I just generate my tracks and go about my business.

If I used RB as my primary DAW I would be banging myself on the head though.
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#677380 - 10/11/21 02:08 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio for Windows FAQ] Re: Saving to include vsti settings [Re: Leeky]
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Many VSTi's work fine
For those that don't, try Save Group instead of Save preset.
Of course then you have to use Load Group when you want to access that same setup in other SEQ files.

I have had better luck with certain FX/synths using this method.
No idea why or what the difference is, except the 'Group' includes all slots in the FX area, not just a single preset for one slot and seems to save more detail.
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