[LAD] The modular audio chronicles ep. 1

hermann meyer brummer- at web.de
Wed Jun 25 15:40:37 UTC 2014

Am 25.06.2014 17:09, schrieb Philipp Überbacher:
> On Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:08:51 +0200
> hermann meyer <brummer- at web.de> wrote:
>> Am 25.06.2014 15:34, schrieb Fons Adriaensen:
>>> On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 03:10:22PM +0200, hermann meyer wrote:
>>>> Drag the preset (bank) from the bank list, which is on bottom of
>>>> the main window, when you push the preset button on bottom of the
>>>> main window, drop it to the desktop, file-browser, web-browser
>>>> (upload then to guitarix preset share forum), or any window which
>>>> support standard drag n' drop. For import just the other way
>>>> round. It's like Open Office do it, for example.
>>>> The same way you move or insert plugs in the rack, by drag n' drop
>>>> them.
>>> I'm not using an obese desktop (so no desktop files), and I
>>> don't even have a file browser installed. So that means
>>> I can't load or save presets ?
>>> LibreOffice has as file browser built-in, maybe I should start
>>> that to load or save a guitarix preset ?
>>> I'm not a guitar player so this doesn't matter for me. But
>>> and app that *only* has DND and no other way to load or save
>>> seem s like severely crippled to me.
>> Oh, don't get me wrong, you can save/load presets inside the guitarix
>> preset window (no d'n'd' needed), d'n'd is used for communicate with
>> the "outside world", so to share presets.
>> And, if you won't use d'n'd' at all, you can as well go the route
>> over the usual copy and paste files with mc.
> Hi Hermann,
> there's one thing I wonder about when I read this description:
> Drag'n'Drop isn't scriptable (in any sane way), so is it possible to
> (at least) load a preset from commandline?
> Regards,
> Philipp
Hi Philipp

No, there is no support to load a preset file on commandline. But, there 
is support for "naming" and that is what the state file is about as it 
gives the name for the preset to load among other stuff. Guitarix will 
always start with the last used settings and save settings per instance. 
So, to start guitarix with a "specified" preset, you can start guitarix 
with a "name"  for example guitarix -n=blues  were you have used 
guitarix blues the last time with the preset blues. You can disable 
automatic save at exit to preserve this preset for the instance name 
(-k). This way you can manage a couple of different startup settings, 
and can start a couple of instances with different presets at startup.
This behavior is as well useful when you use guitarix as proxi client 
under NSM, you could create a couple of different sessions, and the 
state file will keep track about to load the right settings.


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