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  1. I think it's worth pointing out that if you have one instance of a reverb on a bus, and use sends from the channels you want reverb on, you're creating a much smaller processing overhead than putting a separate instance of the reverb on every channel. Personally, I tend to use maybe three reverbs on different aux mixes. Typically, I'll have a Waves Abbey Road plate and two instances of Relab Developments LX480; one for a fairly tight room and the other for a bigger space. If I'm going for a 'bangier' 1980s drum sound, I'd probably use the Relab Sonsig Rev-A, then gate it if I'm really going full Phil Collins!
  2. Thank you, David. Many MIDI controllers seem to have Play and Stop buttons, but it makes more sense to me to change the Key Command for one of them to 'Play or Stop', so that it toggles. This frees up a button and is easier to use, IMO.
  3. I've got a couple of fairly cheap BenQ GW2250 monitors, but they're good enough for the job. The big deal for me was putting them on a dedicated multi-screen stand, so I could get them to the correct eye-line height. Screens that are too low will cause you pain in the end. The res is 1920 x 1080, and I also do a certain amount of video editing. Although the monitors aren't top notch, I find I can do colour grading pretty well, because I'm used to how they look. I'm not expecting a call from Hollywood anytime soon though. There are things I do in LPX that would become long-winded with just one screen, TBH.
  4. Basically, drag the audio file in the Arrange window to a parallel audio track while holding down the Alt key, so it copies, rather than just moving. If you do this until you have three tracks, you can pitch one up by maybe 3 Cents and another down by the same amount. Then pan one left a bit, the other right a bit, and leave the one with no pitch shift in the middle. If you then want to fatten it up using a small amount of modulation, and short delay times, that should get you most of the way there.
  5. I don't have a lot of use for the Play button on MIDI controllers, because the spacebar always seems handier. Here's a Controller Assignment mod you can make in seconds. In the Controller Assignment window (Alt-Shift-K), find the Play assignment and change it using Key Command/Windows Showing Audio Files/Show File(s) in Finder from the pull-down menus. When you've written the CA, go to the Arrange window and click on any audio file on the timeline. Then press Play. Now, instead of putting the arrangement into play, it opens a separate window, showing where the file actually is! If that folder happens to contain other audio files that are going to be used in the Project, it's quite a little time-saver.
  6. I'm glad you found a workaround. If you only want to make the channel stereo, you can switch mono and stereo using the button just above where the plug-ins go. All the Waves plug-ins I've come across seem to treat the mono version and the stereo version as two separate plug-ins. I've got round this by writing separate Controller assignments for the two, but it doubles the amount of work! You could probably do that with Revalver as well, but changing the channel to stereo is certainly a lot quicker.
  7. Wow, that's great! Thanks a lot for your help! This forum – and your book – have been wonderful resources for me, so I'm more than happy to give a little back when I can.
  8. OK chaps, I've cracked it. This what you do. 1) Right click on wah pedal. 2) Select Host Automation Mapping. 3) Select a parameter (I chose 'Stomp Tone'). 4) Switch Revalver to 'Controls' view and pull window mode enough to reveal on-screen sliders. 5) Advance Chosen wah slider slightly to indicate this is the one you are writing the assignment for. 6) Cmd L for Learn. 7) Move your MIDI Controller pedal until you see the slider reach the end. 8) Cmd L to stop learning. In real life, you'll probably want to go Alt/Shift K first to open the CA window, so you can select where your Assignment will be stored.
  9. Are we talking about this: https://www.audiomediaresearch.com? If so, I'll download the free version and have a play with it.
  10. If you change the view from Editor to Controls in the plug-in, you'll get a sort-of visual check list of the functions that can have Controller Assignments. If the wah pedal doesn't appear, I suggest you contact the developer for advice.
  11. I sort-of got it to work, but the results were so jerky, I can't imagine you'd have much use for it. The tempo lurched all over the place.
  12. I like the way you're thinking. I have another idea, which is not perfect, but is very easy to implement. I'm only trying to locate 40 individual 'video slides' to correspond with the functions of the controls when you click on any of 40 buttons on the MIDI controller. We know that Marker 1-20 can be accessed through CAs. This is a bit clunky, but if I create a Marker scheme like the one below, I can access all odd-numbered buttons directly (1-20) then use a Go To Next Marker command to access the marker for the even numbered button to its right. The only real downside is it creates an extra button push for every even numbered plug-in Assignment selected. The plus side is it works!
  13. But how do I send the expression signal from the software instrument track to the aux bus? An aux bus can only transfer audio signals, right? The problem is that the wah wah pedal I want to control needs an audio input (guitar signal) and also a midi input (expression signal). I think I may have misunderstood what you are trying to do. OK, with the Revolver as a plug-in on an audio channel, click on the wah pedal (on screen), hit Cmd L (for Learn) and turn any fader or rotary on your MIDI controller. Hit Cmd L again to turn Learn off. When you turn the control, does the on-screen wah pedal move too? Please let us know, because what anyone suggests next depends on what you find.
  14. No, I hadn't thought of that, but that is precisely the kind of input I was hoping for. As long as I can work out how to switch between Marker Sets using CAs, that could do the job. Thank you. It's really appreciated.
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