Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

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Parduz
KVRist
217 posts since 12 Apr, 2010 from Bologna, Italy

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:37 am

I can't find any info about how to automate the various sliders in this VST:
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The VST does'nt list any parameter, and i don't have any reference for midi CC, and no hardware available right now, so i'd like to avoid to try to write events for each CC to see what happens, this is why i'm asking here before...

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Ensoniq SQ1, Korg Wavestation A/D

Mr Arkadin
KVRAF
1541 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Re: Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:29 am

Have you tried contacting the developer?

https://www.electroniksoundlab.com/

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Parduz
KVRist
217 posts since 12 Apr, 2010 from Bologna, Italy

Re: Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:42 pm

Mr Arkadin wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:29 am
Have you tried contacting the developer?
https://www.electroniksoundlab.com/
I tried the Beatmaker site but is gone, i did'nt know they are ElectronikSOundLab now.

Thanks!
Ensoniq SQ1, Korg Wavestation A/D

Mr Arkadin
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1541 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Re: Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:54 pm

Well they have Horror Box XL so I assume you have an early free version and I assumed it was the same people. I'm interested in the XL now, love horror libraries.
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Parduz
KVRist
217 posts since 12 Apr, 2010 from Bologna, Italy

Re: Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:19 am

Still no answer :(
Ensoniq SQ1, Korg Wavestation A/D

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Forgotten
KVRAF
3233 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:28 am

What do you mean by automate?

Automate in a host? If so, which one?

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KVRAF
3233 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:05 pm

From the image on their site, it looks like you can assign the mod wheel to parameters. Can you send CC:1 changes to the plugin and modulate whatever it is mapped to?

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Parduz
KVRist
217 posts since 12 Apr, 2010 from Bologna, Italy

Re: Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:41 pm

Forgotten wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:28 am
What do you mean by automate?
Writing events (or using DAW tools) to alter the value of the various parameters in certain points of the track.
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:28 am
Automate in a host? If so, which one?
FLStudio: it lists the "automatable" parameters exposed by a VST.
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:05 pm
From the image on their site, it looks like you can assign the mod wheel to parameters. Can you send CC:1 changes to the plugin and modulate whatever it is mapped to?
I've tried to send any CC, and seen/heard nothing changing, other than what the ModWheel do on the filter.
Ensoniq SQ1, Korg Wavestation A/D

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KVRAF
3233 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:15 pm

Parduz wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:41 pm
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:05 pm
From the image on their site, it looks like you can assign the mod wheel to parameters. Can you send CC:1 changes to the plugin and modulate whatever it is mapped to?
I've tried to send any CC, and seen/heard nothing changing, other than what the ModWheel do on the filter.
Sorry I don't know FL Studio, so I don't know how to modulate CC's, but I would think that if the plugin responds to the mod wheel then you should be able modulate the same parameters with CC:1.

I found this old thread about automating the mod wheel in FL Studio, and it sounds like it's not very straightforward compared to other DAWs:

viewtopic.php?t=335893

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chaosWyrM
KVRAF
1831 posts since 29 Apr, 2010 from NYC

Re: Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:06 pm

i took a look and yeah...i dont see a way to do it either. moving a knob/slider doesnt display a value, "browse parameters" doesnt show anything at all (and i mean anything...the window doesnt even open), "last tweaked" doesnt give a value, "link to controller" responds to the controller, but doesnt effect the plugin, and the plugin responds to the mod wheel (i can hear the change) but theres no visual feedback and it also doesnt display the changing value.

odd.
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Forgotten
KVRAF
3233 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Beatmaker Horror Box: can it be automated?

Post Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:06 pm

Has anyone tested whether it works in any other host? It might be an issue with FL Studio. I would check but it's Windows only...

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