Since the new logical editor has been implemented, it is no longer possible for certain types of dynamic macros to execute, for example I had a macro assigned to a key that would open a specific logical editor preset and change CC values in 2 fields.
Since the menu item has been removed, I now have to use the setup menu every time to adjust the preset, and its not possible to open the setup with a specific preset pre-loaded for editing, adding several unnecessary steps, please can we have the ability to open presets from the menu list again?
Yes, you can execute the preset with a key command, you cannot however open the preset in the editor like was possible before via the dropdown. The only way to do this now is via the setup menu item, in this scenario you have to choose setup & type in the preset name to load it, adding 2 unnecessary and difficult to automate steps.
I have several macros that need to open the preset first, and then update variable fields, this is no longer straightforward.
Hi, yes the idea is to open the preset and edit it.
For example, a preset that copies 1 cc value to another cc value.
Instead of having multiple presets for each value eg preset 1 - copy cc 1 to cc 2, preset 2 copy cc 1 to cc 11 etc… which leads to making hundreds of presets, you can just have one preset and change the values, then apply. All of this can be automated, or rather, could be in previous versions, this functionality is severely diminished in the new system
It was a very common way for LE/PLE users to work, because we don’t create presets for every single variable of difference… We create a few presets around common averages for hotkeys, and then we create a macro that prompts the P/LE editor then loads the preset so that we can enter in exact variables.
I would imagine, if no other P/LE user has complained about this yet, it’s because they haven’t realized it yet.
Another reason to have it back the way it was previously is that iOS Apps like Metagrid now can’t access the PLE presets via menu commands (nor can a Mac app like Keyboard Maestro) - often used to create shortcuts.
Now, I have to use a more cumbersome ‘Generic Midi Device’ method where I first create a midi shortcut macro to access the PLE and its presets, and then link to that in Metagrid.
The developer of Metagrid or someone at Steinberg needs to hold off on that depreciation until there is a way for Metagrid, as well as some other apps, to somehow use the Midi Remote. There is a Midi Remote beta for Metagrid, but it doesn’t seem to work when I tried it last.
Plus, I have hundreds of Generic Remote commands. I fear once there is a working Midi Remote for Metagrid, I’m going to have to manually spend a lot of time doing the conversions.