On occasion I’ve ruined a mix! And just couldn’t figure out what went wrong! I just couldn’t trace back what I’ve changed because it didn’t show up in the history of the project window nor in the mixer?
So I had to go back to the last version and do it all over again!
The good news is: I found out what caused it!
The bad news is: I probably still won’t be able to fix it if it happens again?!
Let me try to explain:
I often scroll up and down between the VSTi’s I have active using the tiny scrollbar on the right of the screen. Usually all goes well? But sometimes I might deviate from this very tiny path and maybe hit the forth 4 rotary button of a VSTi, and who knows even the third (?) of one of the VSTi’s knobs?
Also when I just have this right side panel open and vertically scroll up and down in the project window and slightly deviate from this path I might well be able to hit the first button or who knows, even the second?
But I did some further tests. And there’s more erratic’s….
If you hover you mouse over any part of the VSTi outside the buttons it will scroll up and down the window. But if you happen to hover above the tiny ‘page’ area field it will scroll up and down all the possible pages those 4 knobs can control. Changing even more in your VSTi that you can never trace back!
Also, these stupid buttons are not normalized for any use. It depends on the plugin and the page you choose? So it could be volume, but it could also be pitch or any other controller? And again, these changes are not traceable nor undoable in history. So whatever you touched unintentionally that changed the balance of your mix or sound is not revertible in any way! Unless you can find out what exact button you ‘unintentionally’ changed and what value it was set to before?
So these 4 tiny rotary buttons with 20 page options and more are a major pest! Every plugin seems to have its own preference on how to set these buttons? And some even don’t?
I wonder? Who even uses these ‘stupid’ 4 buttons to make any changes to their VSTi settings? I sure don’t?
Well…only when I’m not aware of it obviously?
Could this please be disabled by default or at least be set to be on/off by a preference?
Thank you very much!