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Improvements to plugin favorites and categforization
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davemerrill
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It'd be great to categorize plugins, especially effects, so you could reach for a compressor or a delay, say, instead of digging through a huge list of them all. It'd also be great to set up one or more lists of favorite plugins, further focusing you choices when you wanted that.

Of course these aren't new ideas, and the best solution I'm aware of is built in, as described in the video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlxeEZwj6yI

I learned about that from this thread:
http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/15/18421.page

That's a great tip, way better than nothing, but overall, the whole process isn't fully fleshed out, or that well integrated into the rest of S1. This feature request spells out what I think would be some improvements in this area, specifically related to the technique spelled out in that video. Apologies if these are already mentioned elsewhere, but I didn't find anything like this with the searches I did.

- There are places where you choose plugins that this doesn't affect, like the pop-up menu when you hit the + symbol next to inserts.

- It doesn't have any inherent knowledge of the distinction between instruments and effects.

- You have to add a plugin to a track to do it.

- There's no way to put all plugins into some default category so they're visible somewhere in this world, then letting you adjust them later. Instead, you have to add *every* plugin you have to a track, one at a time, then drag it into a category, one at a time, pretty onerous. I'm new to S1, and still I have enough to make this a time consuming, boring, and annoying task. I spent quite a while on it the other day, nowhere near done, and I only worked on effects, without actually setting them to any optimal defaults, just getting them in there with their built-in default settings.

- Even better, it'd be great if you could designate a directory as the default location for effects , and another one for instruments, so newly added plugins would land there automatically. You could put them someplace more specific later, but they'd at least show up somewhere when you looked at plugins this way, and you'd know where to look for new or missing ones.

- You can't drag and drop plugins from one category to another (have to do it in the file system and refresh, or remove and re-add).

I realize that some of these wishes apply mostly to categorizing everything, and this model is apparently more intended for "a few" favorites. However, since it's apparently the only way to organize plugins for either purpose, it really needs tools for both use cases.

I hope Presonus will give this process some serious thought, and if folks have other ideas, by all means speak up.
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CTStump
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Okay this can be done already using the Files tab in the browser as a Preset, here is how:

#1. with a song open navigate to the Files tab in the Browser.

#2. Click on the "Studio One" tab, Either expand the Presets folder or Right Click and create a new folder.

#3. Right Click on that folder or the Users Preset folder and choose "New Tab From Here"'

#4. If you named the folder or wish to rename Right Click on the Tab and Rename "Favorites" or whatever you wish.

#5. Go to the Effect or Instruments tab and drop what ever plugins you want into Studio One Adjust parameters etc.

#6. Go to the Files tab click on your new Favorites tab and add a folder or drop your plugin and name it.

#7. Add Folders to Favorites to categorize further.

#8. When you want to use these Presets just Drag and Drop from this location.

Although it requires a little work it is the Studio One way of organization at the moment until your Feature request get attention. Also so others may find a way to do this.

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davemerrill
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Thanks for your reply CTStump , and for summarizing the video I linked to for people new to this tehcnique. Personally I found it a lot easier to get my head around the process when I saw it done in the video, but I'm fairly new to S1.

The suggestions I made are ways to improve *that* existing process, things about it that are awkward or limited, and some extensions I think would help.
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