On Saturday 31 Jul 2004 16:14, Silvan wrote:
> On Saturday 31 July 2004 06:35 am, Chris Cannam wrote:
> > In the case of XSynth though, a patch bank is defined entirely by the
> > state of the front panel controls, isn't it? So you can just set them up
> > and save the .rg file and they should be restored without your having to
> > use an XSynth patch to do it. I appreciate it'd be nicer to use a
> > patch, but...
> I don't think so, no. Wait... Ah. OK, it seems if I start with a preset,
> and still have the preset dialed into the combo, that takes precedence the
> next time I load the file. If, however, I start with a preset, diddle the
> controls from there, and then dial the combo back to <none>, the controls
> are saved with the .rg file. (Or, I suppose, more correctly, they're
> always saved, but the preset control rearranges the others at load time if
> it's set to anything.)
> That will do nicely.
For some reason this email just came back to my mind, after I'd failed to
reply to it at the time.
That behaviour might do for you in this instance, but it's not actually right.
What RG should do is remember both the program control and the specific
ports, and apply them one after the other so that the ports override the
program defaults where appropriate.
I've just done a quick test and it did appear to work correctly for me. I
guess you've got more serious problems with synths to worry about at the
moment, but I'd be interested in the results if you want to double-check