The modulators pane should have presets, to allow us to quickly set up our favorite modulators. There could be a presets tab in the modulators dialog.
Setting up modulators can be a repetitive task. If there are some modulators you use regularly, especially if it’s more than one and they require additional settings, an ability to save presets would be a time saver.
I use an Expressive E Touché MIDI controller with all kind of instruments and effects, The controller sends four different CCs, so I need to add four MIDI modulators to each device I want to modulate, and configure each of them for the right CC. Only after this chore is done I can map them to the parameters I want to control. I would love to add one preset instead of four modulators.
On a practical level, Bitwig has a preset tab in the dialog to add devices. It would be quite logical to see the same kind of preset tab also in the dialog to add a modulator.
On a more general level, this feature would strengthen the modulation capabilities of Bitwig by making them more accessible.
It is possible to set up a Chain device preset with MIDI modulators and add the devices you want to modulate to the chain. But this adds a level of complexity.
I don’t think so. Controller scripts do something else, AFAIK:
I don’t want to map my CCs directly to remote controls, as a controller script may do, I want to add modulators that map on parts of the range and push a parameter exactly as far as I want. This kind of fine-tuning needs to be done when mapping the modulators to the parameters individually. But the general setup should be done via a preset.
I don’t think so
The companion software for my controller, Expressive E Lié runs VST synths within the software and offers presets with a kind of modulator mappings for those. I want a more general solution within Bitwig for all kind of modulators.