Logic Pro 8 Pedalboard - no way to save settings

#1
Whenever I try out something new, I always check to see if there's a way to save settings once I've been fiddling around and find something I like.

I have been looking at Pedalboard and read about Import mode, where one can load settings for stompboxes.

But.... (*BIG BUT.....*)...I don't see any way to SAVE settings for individual stompboxes. Sure - you can save and load settings for the entire board, but what if you find a great setting for Heavenly Chorus and want to bring that into an existing Pedalboard setup? No way that I can see....

There also doesn't seem to be a way to even load settings for a specific stompbox. You can only load settings from categories (eg Fuzz/Reverb) which then load a stompbox with that setting.

Please tell me if I'm missing something. If not, this goes straight to Feature Requests...
 

Orren Merton

Logic Samurai / Administrator
Staff member
#2
I have been looking at Pedalboard and read about Import mode, where one can load settings for stompboxes.

But.... (*BIG BUT.....*)...I don't see any way to SAVE settings for individual stompboxes. Sure - you can save and load settings for the entire board, but what if you find a great setting for Heavenly Chorus and want to bring that into an existing Pedalboard setup? No way that I can see....
Think of it this way:
Everything inside Pedalboard is one plug-in. It's not multiple plug-ins inside one plug-in shell. So what looks like "saving one stompbox" would really be like "saving just the pre-delay parameter" in a chorus.

This is where Import mode comes in. You can save settings for the Pedalboard plug-in, and with Import, you can Import the settings for a single plug-in at a time. So if you're playing around with a pedalboard and find a great setting for Heavenly Chorus, save the setting as "Heavenly Chorus" and then you can use Import mode to import just the Heavenly Chorus settings into another Pedalboard.

There also doesn't seem to be a way to even load settings for a specific stompbox. You can only load settings from categories (eg Fuzz/Reverb) which then load a stompbox with that setting.
That you can do. When you chose to import a setting, you get to see all the available plug-ins in the preset that you are importing from, and you can import just the setting you want into just the stompbox you want.

Please tell me if I'm missing something. If not, this goes straight to Feature Requests...
I think you should play around with saving settings for "whole" Pedalboards and then importing just the stompbox you want. But don't let that stop you from making a feature request! It would be useful, absolutely.

Hope that helps,
Orren
 
#3
.I don't see any way to SAVE settings for individual stompboxes. Sure - you can save and load settings for the entire board, but what if you find a great setting for Heavenly Chorus and want to bring that into an existing Pedalboard setup? No way that I can see....
Do a Save As just as with any other Logic plug-in. Your unique Heavenly Chorus stompbox setting will be part of the saved plug-in setting. So from any other Pedalboard preset, that includes Heavenly Chorus, you may import that specific Heavenly Chorus setting.
 
#4
Thanks Orren and Per!!! :beer:

I understand this better now, and it's clear you CAN save individual stompbox settings in this way.

Excellent.....
Thanks for the help!!
 
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