This is a feature we always wanted to have in Electra. The version 1.5 brings the very first proof-of-concept implementation of that.
A snapshot is a saved collection of all control values of a particular preset. A snapshot can ve saved, loaded, and sent to the devices.
Each preset has its own set of snapshots. ie. if you save a snapshot of preset A it will not be available for other presets. We will work on this in near future. It feels that a whole new section for the snapshot management will be introduced at some point.
For now we limit the number of snapshots per preset to 30 and the snapshots cannot be given custom names, organized in the banks. Again, that is something for the future. We would like to validate the idea, hear your feedback, and see if and how it works in your environments.
How to use it:
the user guide refers the right-middle button as [PATCHES]. From now on, we consider it to be [SNAPS].
- a short press of the [SNAPS] send all control values of the preset to the connected devices
- a long press of the [SNAPS] reveals the window where you can pick a location to save current values as a snapshot. Outline only pad is free location, filled pad is a occupied location. Occupied locations can be overwritten.
- SNAPS option in the MENU allows you to pick a snapshot to load. The snapshot is only loaded, not send the to devices. Again, very early version. This will be improved.
The control values are sent as individual midi messages at the highest rate allowed by the interface. It might be too fast for some older devices, such as TX81z. As promised, there will be an option to set the max rate per device added one day Also we want to make it possible to send the control values as a patch dump sysex message when available.