'Copy Effect Parameters', myth?

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  1. Chalky

    Chalky Well-Known Member

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    I have been recently re-united with my AF12 after a long while and so re-visiting some of the issues I recall from 2017 .. Here's one. Several threads allude to the ability to copy-paste FX block parameters from one PS to another using 'right-click' on an FX block etc etc... However right-clicking (or rather Cmnd-Clicking on my Mac) on an FX block produces nothing for me, PLUS there are an equal number of threads that say it ain't so and I cannot spot any reference in the manual ... so is 'Copy Effect Parameters' a myth or not?
     
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    You CAN and it's very easy to do:
    Select the effect block in the preset you want to copy.
    Go to FILE-COPY CURRENT BLOCK PARAMETERS.
    Select a new preset.
    Go to FILE-PASTE PARAMETERS.
    Save your newly updated preset.
    Jace
     
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    @Jace Nuzback

    Can you copy more than one block and paste at the same time (e.g., echo and reverb) ?
    Can you copy once and paste into multiple presets (without having to another copy)?

    I think the answer to the above is no.

    Why this is helpful: I tend to share various settings across multiple presets. As I update those settings or create a new preset, I copy/paste many times. This is error prone and tedious.

    Note that a better approach to this would be some type of global block and/or default block values (check a single box in a preset to use the current default settings for a block).
     
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    Dave_5150 Senior Member

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    @Eric Raymond why not just create preset some template presets that include the blocks you regularly use and then just tweak the amp block etc?
     
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    You cannot copy more than one block of parameters at a time.
    You can paste in to multiple presets without having to make another copy.
    You can also make a template preset that contains all the settings you use most often
    and save it as a new preset. Then make the needed changes to the other blocks.
    Things like expression pedal settings are made per preset. So if you tend to use the same
    expression settings this can be part of your template preset.
    Jace
     
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    @Chalky You can also right click on the preset to copy/paste (instead of the File menu).
     
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    Chalky Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jace, I thought that applied to the whole set of FX and not a single FX, I see that now, thanks ... though I can't get Eric's 'Right-Click' to work instead of the File menu. I am assuming Command Click if you are using a standard Apple mouse, but maybe that just won't work on a Mac?
     
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    I'm using my laptop's trackpad that I have setup with a secondary click on "two fingers". This is a MacOS system preference.

    I can also use Control-Click which I think is how the trackpad works? Not sure if it works on a mouse.

    FYI, when I say right click on the preset, I mean the name of the preset in the list to the left:
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