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Replace effect command for FX Rack

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I first made this request back on the old forum, 3 1/2 years ago, and it still pesters me every Cakewalk session. I doubt I was the first ever to request it.

As we have the Replace Synth command for virtual instruments, so we should have a Replace command for FX.

Pretty much simple as that. Each time you use it, it would replace 3 clicks (delete effect, effect rack, select Insert Audio Effect) with 1 (replace effect). If you're anything like me, replacing effect plug-ins is something you do a lot in every mixing session, especially if you're making electronic music or sound design, where the line between effect and instrument is blurry.

I'm sure it's already been endlessly requested, but the way it gets done is to keep it at the top of the stack, so if you'd like to see this, please reply here.

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+1 

Especially with EQ and Compressors that adds color where one don't need it. I go atleast through a handful until I find one for the job. 

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I usually stack compressors 2,3, or even 4 and mute -unmute.  Sometimes 2-reverbs on a bus. I wish you could group off/on button for this!  After I pick - then I get to clean up the mess lol!

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What's weird is that my brain seems to have decided that Cakewalk already has this feature and at least once a day, in the heat of battle, I'll right-click on an effect name in the bin expecting to get "Replace effect."🤪

If you like the idea of this feature, do reply.

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On 9/23/2021 at 12:12 AM, Max Arwood said:

I usually stack compressors 2,3, or even 4 and mute -unmute.  Sometimes 2-reverbs on a bus. I wish you could group off/on button for this!  After I pick - then I get to clean up the mess lol!

Yes. I do this to audition different processors. For the reverb send, I've set up two different buses and switched back and forth.

Neither allows for instant A-B testing, though. I've not figured out what would allow me to do that, maybe being able to select multiple FX and toggle their bypass status? I do have a license for MCompare. I'm sure it will do more than I've done with it yet, that's usually the way it is with Meldaproduction.

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To toggle between sends

  • set one send on and the other off
  • group the send enable buttons 
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I just figured out Hofa blind test free version does 3 tracks or buses - full version cpu limited. 

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On 10/11/2021 at 4:55 PM, Starship Krupa said:

my brain seems to have decided that Cakewalk already has this feature and at least once a day, in the heat of battle, I'll right-click on an effect name in the bin expecting to get "Replace effect."

AAARGH! Why can't I stop doing this? It's become more than once a day. Bump'd.

And while we're at it, replacing a plug-in, be it synth or effect, should absolutely default to opening the UI.

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