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Raise VEP channel plugin from DAW
Last post Fri, Mar 20 2020 by juniperian, 6 replies.
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Posted on Wed, Mar 04 2020 21:04
by juniperian
Joined on Fri, Nov 05 2010, Valencia, CA, Posts 8
Forgive me if this is covered elsewhere, I’ve searched the manual, internet and forums, but couldn’t find an answer.

Is there a way to raise a plugin GUI in VEP from its corresponding track in your DAW, via the DAW? Rather than switching over to VEP and finding the plugin manually.

When you have a plugin instantiated on a track in your DAW, and you need to see its interface, you can click a button right there to bring it up.

With VEP, I love that I can assign a button on my MIDI controller to enable or disable a channel via the automation feature. I’d love to be able to raise a plugin interface the same way, rather than having to dig through instances, folders and channels to get there. But it appears that there’s no automation parameter for bringing a channel/plugin to the front.

Is there any other way to do this?
Posted on Mon, Mar 16 2020 12:14
by musicman691
Joined on Sun, Nov 18 2012, NJ USA, Posts 136

No

Jack
PT 2019.6 and DP 9.52 on OSX 10.13.6
Qapla!
Posted on Mon, Mar 16 2020 12:37
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11752

Hi juniperian, 

You could use MIDI Activity Focus, which switches to the instrument that receives MIDI (on one channel only). 

Best, 
Paul

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Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Tue, Mar 17 2020 17:40
by juniperian
Joined on Fri, Nov 05 2010, Valencia, CA, Posts 8
Thank you Paul. I’m hoping a Raise Plugin Window automation function can be added in an update.

The MIDI focus is cool, but it doesn’t open the instrument window if you’re in channel view. Even in instrument view, it sometimes doesn’t switch. And it’s helpful for my server computers, but on my DAW computer it switches apps away from my DAW to VEP every time I play my keyboard or a midi file, so I lose a lot of key command functionality until I manually return to my DAW, where I need to be most of the time.

It seems like the core functionality is already there in the app, between MIDI focus and the Raise Instance automation command, so it would be so helpful for a Raise Plugin Window parameter could be added to the list of automation commands for each channel. And please make it keep VEP in the background, instead to switching it to being the foreground app.

And if possible, some way to copy/paste automation functions across multiple channels. Assigning the same function to every channel (hundreds in my template) can get pretty time-consuming. :). I have a CC button on my controller to enable/disable each channel, which is great in use but takes a while to program.
Posted on Fri, Mar 20 2020 16:35
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11752

Hi, 

Thanks for the explanation, I have added this feature to our wishlist!

Best,
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Fri, Mar 20 2020 17:55
by juniperian
Joined on Fri, Nov 05 2010, Valencia, CA, Posts 8
Amazing! Thank you Paul! :)
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