Blue Cat's PatchWork 2.3 Available, with Drag and Drop support

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KVRist
330 posts since 14 Mar, 2006

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:27 pm

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:51 pm
3. LFO's/modulators. It would be really cool if a modulation section could be built in, allowing users to assign plugin parameters to LFO's, input followers, etc. for more fun.

4. A multiband util in Patchwork. Yeah, I know MB-7 is the multi-band plugin, but it would overkill for some application. Plus, it's relatively easy to workaround the lack of a multiband utility in Patchwork using other multiband plugins, so just having a built-in MB splitter would be a nice addition IMO. MB-7 would continue being it's own thing, with far more capabilities than a simple multi-band splitter in Patchwork could offer.
I second these two requests. It would be great for sound design to have each of these feature requests granted.

KVRAF
4144 posts since 17 Aug, 2004

Post Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:58 pm

Blue Cat Audio wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:12 am

Thank you for the suggestions. Please find below our answers & comments.

1. 2.3. parameters / macros etc: we have plans to improve parameters assignments in the future - there is quite a bit of work on this topic!
Apologies to thread revival. It's been almost three years after this was commented (and pointed out by Funkybot's Evil Twin ). I just watched several Youtube videos.

1. Do I miss something obvious or this is still not possible. Macros? One can not assign (example) one knob (like a Macro) which will control several other parameters? Something like in Ableton Rack, or Reason Combinator or other DAWs. Is that possible or not?

Plus there is neat trick in all of the DAW "combinators" I tried and that is - Macro Min and Max value - where (example) moving macro knob from full left to full right will change mapped control according to min and max value, not necessarily fully left or right.

I see many improvements over the years, perhaps this one slipped under my radar but I can't seem to find it? Perhaps Blue Cat's Plug'n Script can do this?

2. I loaded latest demo and PDC is not working. Whatever I load inside Patchowrk is always zero latency. UAD plugins for example. This has worked before ? (or perhaps I messed something in my memory). It's like Patchwork can not detect plugin latency and report it to a host. I must be crazy I saw that working or perhaps I saw video..It was long time ago when I was into these things. Sorry if I am asking something stupid but clearly UAD plugins were never zero latency.

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KVRAF

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4533 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:30 am

Macro params are indeed still in the todo list, but we have made some progress behind the scenes to get there, slowly :-).

PDC has two facets in PatchWork:
1. parallel chains and unprocessed channels are delayed to compensate for latency if any.
2. overall latency is reported to the host application.
However some host applications (such as Live I think) do not support changing the latency dynamically during a session (which happens when plug-ins are loaded in PatchWork), so you may have to disable/re-enable Patchwork using the host's bypass button to have it ask the plug-in for its updated latency.

KVRist
244 posts since 17 Feb, 2014

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:04 am

I am interested in Patchwork and want to know if it supports multithreaded processing, which also has an effect to PDC when loading some VST(i).

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KVRAF

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4533 posts since 8 Sep, 2004 from Paris (France)

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:24 am

MorpherX wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:04 am
I am interested in Patchwork and want to know if it supports multithreaded processing, which also has an effect to PDC when loading some VST(i).
The latest preview indeed implements multicore processing so that each parallel chain is (potentially) processed on a different core. However it should not affect PDC in any way.

KVRist
244 posts since 17 Feb, 2014

Post Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:27 am

Blue Cat Audio wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:24 am
MorpherX wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:04 am
I am interested in Patchwork and want to know if it supports multithreaded processing, which also has an effect to PDC when loading some VST(i).
The latest preview indeed implements multicore processing so that each parallel chain is (potentially) processed on a different core. However it should not affect PDC in any way.

Thanks for the info !

2 more questions:

1. If I buy Patchwork is in that version multithreaded processing included and is there also multiprocessing when using third-party Fx in chain (let's say I am using 1 VSTi and 5 third party Fx)
2. Would it be possible to add Drag and Drop for Patchwork presets from a browser (OS-Browser or DAW-Browser).

KVRian
1133 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Germany

Post Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:30 am

Is it somehow possible to route the signal in a way that if I want to play my superior drummer and send the signal to a high latency UAD reverb the direct superior drummer signal doesn't get delayed ?

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