mileskb Posted August 16, 2016 Share Posted August 16, 2016 I took this comment from another thread as I really think it is the 400 lb gorilla in the room. Additionally, the IR loading needs simplified. IR's should be attached to the patches. Its to complicated I have to worry that a certain IR is in slot 71 to link it to my patch, etc. I primarily use presets that I've purchased from either Scott or Glenn and will be using Chris as well. They all seem to speak my language so I see no reason to re-invent the wheel. I'm also still exploring my Helix. I learn things every time I fire it up, and frankly I'm glad I didn't get into too deep on my own presets as Snapshots has been the game-changer that I didn't realize I was looking for and now I feel comfortable to start. However, IR's... I'm an old fart. I need to be sitting at comfortable workstation if I'm going to do extensive editing, and if you get a bunch of presets and want to try them out.... well "a bunch of editing" is what it takes. You have to go get the IR's, than figure out what slots they go into for each preset and load them. Of course, you have to hope that the IR from another preset doesn't take that slot, else you need to load the IR into a different slot and then edit the presets to point to it. Oh yeah... and then some IR's have a recommended global EQ setting and that's something you'll want to dial in anyway... There has got to be a better way. Thinking as a programmer, functions have names. It doesn't matter how they get into memory as long as they do, and then they are called by their name. I wonder if there is a way to do this with IR's. It would seem that the current coding with modification could almost support this. To be specific... 1. You would load your IR's. Each would have to have a unique name, but that's it. Just load'em. They don't go into slots as such, just load'em until you can't load no mo... I assume the limit would be the same number of slots.. but the "slots" won't matter. 2. When you need to add an IR block, you get a list of loaded IR's. Now here's where the beauty lies... If you have loaded an IR called "Vox AC30 1a" ANY preset, that has "Vox AC30 1a" in the IR Block is going to find that IR. A couple of corollary ideas would be that if you loaded a preset that referenced an IR that you didn't have loaded yet, the IR block be maybe Yellow or some other color to let you know that an IR is being referenced that isn't loaded. Then all you need to do it load that IR if you have room. Just spit-ball'n here, but it would seem "name" based rather than "slot" based would make life a whole lot easier in the long haul. I'm sure those with more experience have idea's too. But at the very least, this would eliminate the whole annoying restore process after updates. Doesn't matter what slot, just load'em up. 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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