I have been using Cantabile for a couple of weeks now and while I’ve found it generally quite intuitive, I am still having difficulty with preset management.
I have a number of VSTs (Diva, Spire, Serum, etc) for which the first preset model is unavailable. This leaves me with the choice of Entire Plugin Snapshot or Parameter Sets.
Parameter Sets seems to make the most sense as it’s lighter and would work well with soft synths where all the controls are generally accesible.
However I cannot get my head round how to actually get the presets in my vst recognised as Rack presets. The way I’ve approached it so far is as follows:
1 - In the plugin editor, click on Parameter Set 1
2 - Use the plugin’s GUI to navigate to the desired plugin preset
3 - Rename the Parameter Set, to match the name of the plugin’s preset
4 - Save, go the next Parameter Set and repeat.
It’s a bit of an arduous task and I feel like I’m missing a better way of doing this. There is a paragraph in the User Guide (Preset Models > Changing the Base Program), which describes using a little P button to copy the parameters and name of presets in the plugin to the Cantabile rack. This would be a lifesaver. Unfortunately, this button does not appear on any of the VSTs I am using.
Anyone who can help me out ?