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Old 05-27-2019, 04:35 AM   #2961
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Originally Posted by MixMonkey View Post
I don't see this as a problem or even much of a limitation. You tend to fall into one camp or the other depending on what hardware you are using.

You can't really use both simultaneously anyway because they require completely different .fxt files.

SelectedTrack, as it maps all the FX on the track to the surface at once, requires much care to avoid collisions between the parameters of different FX.

Because FocussedFX maps a single FX slot to the surface, you don't have to worry about mapping collisions between FX.
Thanks for the input, I agree it's probably OK to go with this, at least for now.

Originally Posted by MixMonkey View Post
I wanted to ask if it would be possible to have one more Navigator for FX mapping. That is SelectedFX.

On the surface this would seem to be the same as FocussedFX, and indeed, when you focus an FX by clicking on its open window, you do select it. The advantage of SelectedFX is that it would not require the FX window to open in order for the parameters to appear on the surface, as FocussedFX does.

It requires a track to be selected and then:

SWS/S&M: Select next FX (cycling) for selected tracks

SWS/S&M: Select previous FX (cycling) for selected tracks
select the slot.


SWS/S&M: Toggle float selected FX for selected tracks
shows the selected FX window if needed.

Most of the time I find the opening and closing of FX windows more of a distraction than a help. I much prefer to listen than look at graphics and on my C4, A1 always shows the FX name (and is Dry/Wet control)

The ideal scenario (for me) would be to select a track on the surface and be able to step through the FX with no windows opening and have the currently selected FX parameters map to the surface.
Just had a quick look at the Reaper API, didn't see any obvious way to check for selected FX, will dig deeper into the SWS code.
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