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I have a vocal track that has my plugins set and tweaked to my liking. I have recorded another track without any plugins. Is there a quick way to copy plugin settings from one track and then drop them to another?

Right now I'm doing it dirty by copying the original track without audio and then dragging my other audio to it but this is not efficient. 

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You can duplicate the track (Duplicate Track) and then move the events/waves to the new track. Likely easier than a chain but you can create a "chain" (bundle of plugins) and save it in a preset. I do this a lot on sounds I want to use again.

Save the settings of each effect in a preset.

On the track with the effects, right click on the FX window title bar and select Save FX Rack as an FX Chain. Give it name and save.

In the new track, right click on the FX title bar and select Insert FX Chain Preset. Pick the one you save and it will load that chain (group of plugins.) You will get a single label with all of the plugins inside.

You can expand it back to the list by right clicking and Select Extract FX Chain Plugins.

Reload the presets for each plugin. There might be a way to do both the presets and chain at the save time but I haven't found it. I use the Duplicate Track methods and copy the events into it.

Read the manual regarding FX Chains. https://bandlab.github.io/cakewalk/docs/Cakewalk Reference Guide.pdf

 

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3 minutes ago, Terry Kelley said:

On the track with the effects, right click on the FX window title bar and select Save FX Rack as an FX Chain. Give it name and save.

In the new track, right click on the FX title bar and select Insert FX Chain Preset. Pick the one you save and it will load that chain (group of plugins.) You will get a single label with all of the plugins inside.

You can expand it back to the list by right clicking and Select Extract FX Chain Plugins.

 

Terry, 

Thank you so much! I can't believe I've been wasting so much time resetting vocals all these years. You are going to save me hours from this one tip.

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Read the edit I just did. I left out a couple details in the first post. :)

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My suggestion would be to duplicate the audio track without the events, and then just drag the audio from the 2nd vocal track to the original. (see image)

Other way to do it: Insert your plugins in a BUS, and route your vocal tracks to that bus.

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You can also CTL-drag plugins from one track's fx bin to another track to duplicate them.

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And you can save pre sets for most all plug ins including pro channel 

 

 

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