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Access Virus Editor Chapter 6 – Librarian Edit Menus

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LIBRARIAN EDIT MENUS

This chapter contains a lot, so let’s break it down a bit. When Librarian View is set to SINGLE BANK mode, Bank Edit menu contains different elements compared to MULTI BANK mode.

I.e., You can write SINGLE patches to a certain RAM bank in hardware, whereas in MULTI mode, there is only one destination available for data write.

We will cover SINGLE MODE functions from the menu first and compare those to MULTI MODE functions in the context.

After BANK functions are done with, we will check how to import banks to Librarian and how to save banks to HDD. There is also some helpful actions in the menu as well.

Let’s begin!

BANK EDIT menu overview

Open menu by clicking the BANK EDIT [1] button in the Librarian.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Bank Edit Menu

There are different segments in the menu to keep functions in order:

  • Request Patch / Multi Data…
  • Store Patch / Multi Data…
  • Sync Current Data from HW
  • Push Current Multi to HW

Functions above represents hardware to software and software to hardware specific commands.

  • Overwrite Bank
  • Save As…
  • Import…
  • Refresh Folders

Functions above are HDD to librarian and librarian to HDD specific commands. Rest of the functions are not relevant to Librarian usage, and we will discuss them later in the manual.

Request SINGLE PATCH Data from Hardware

Open BANK EDIT menu and select Request Patch Data… [1] item from the menu. This will open a sub menu, with different request options:

[2] from Active Slot to Plug-in GUI

  • Request data from hardware buffer to active part on Plug-in / Application user interface.

[3] from Active Slot to Librarian

  • Request data from hardware buffer to active slot in the librarian view.

[4] from Selected Program Slot

  • Request data from hardware to active slot in the librarian view, based on bank and program combination.
    • Bank is chosen from the plug-in / application control display.
    • Program is determined by the chosen slot in the librarian view.

[5] All Patches from RAM A … B (*)

  • Requests all patches from the selected hardware RAM bank to librarian.

[6] All Patches from ROM C … H (*)

  • Requests all patches from the selected hardware ROM bank to librarian.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Request Patch Data Options



*) Menu items vary just a little between older Virus models and Virus TI-series.

Store SINGLE PATCH Data to Hardware

Open BANK EDIT menu and select Store Patch Data… [1] item from the menu. This will open a sub menu, with different storing options:

[2] To Currently Selected Slot & Bank

  • Store single patch data to hardware memory based on plug-in / application Bank & Patch combination.

[3] from Selected Bank to RAM A … B (*)

  • Store all patches from currently active Librarian list to selected RAM destination!
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Virus Editor User Manual – Store Patch Data Options

*) Menu items vary just a little between older Virus models and Virus TI-series.

TIP #11: You can toggle on Category filter on the Librarian and store i.e., Sequence patches to the hardware memory if you wish to do so! Same applies to search results. Just remember to make the lower list active before storing data.

TIP #12: Do not disturb the data flow while writing is in progress. Let it complete the write task and start your tweaks after it is finished.

Request MULTI Data from Hardware

When Librarian View is in MULTI BANK MODE [1], open BANK EDIT menu and you can see that it has different items compared to SINGLE BANK MODE. Select Request Multi Data… [1] item from the menu. This will open a sub menu, with different request options:

[3] from Temp Buffer to Plug-in GUI

  • Request Arrangement data from hardware buffer to Plug-in / Application user interface.

[4] from Temp Buffer to Librarian

  • Request Multi data from hardware buffer to active slot in the librarian view.

[5] from Selected Program Slot

  • Request data from hardware to active slot in the librarian view, based on current program.
    • Program is determined by the chosen slot in the librarian view.

[6] All Multis from Selected Bank

  • Requests all multis from the hardware to librarian.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Request Multi Data Options

Store MULTI Data to Hardware

Open BANK EDIT menu and select Store Multi Data… [1] item from the menu. This will open a sub menu, with different storing options:

[2] To Currently Selected Slot & Bank

  • Store single multi data to hardware memory based on plug-in / application Patch number.

[3] All Multis from Current Bank

  • Store all multis from currently active Librarian list to hardware! There is only one bank available so we can’t offer any RAM bank destinations.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Store Multi Data Options

Sync Data with HW

Sync Data from HW [1] will request the entire Multi, Part 1 to 16 and System settings from the Virus to the plug-in / application user interface. Same function is achieved with “SYNC DATA FROM HW” button.

Push Current Multi to HW [2] will push your current plug-in / application user interface settings to the hardware temp memory. Same function is achieved with “PUSH DATA TO HW” button.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Sync and Push Data Options

Overwrite Bank

This option will overwrite your currently chosen bank in the Upper Librarian View. In this case we would overwrite “Access Virus Revealed Vol 1.mid” permanently!

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Virus Editor User Manual – Overwrite Current Bank

NOTE #1: If bank is previously saved with Virus TI configuration and your current model is now set to Virus legacy model, bank will be overwritten with legacy format standards. Same rule applies when current model is set to Virus TI-series and bank is in legacy format resulting Virus TI formatted bank in HDD.

Save As…

[1] Standard MIDI (*.mid)

  • Writes the current upper list bank as a Standard MIDI (*.mid) file to your HDD.

[2] Virus HE Format (*.vhc)

  • Writes the current upper list bank as a VHC formatted (*.vhc) file to your HDD.

[3] Virus|Powercore (*.mid*)

  • Write the current upper list bank as a Virus|Powercore compatible standard MIDI (*.mid) file to your HDD.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Save Bank As..

NOTE #1: Save your bank to Patches folder / sub-folder to view it in Patch Librarian.

NOTE #2: Set the bank name after selected option is chosen. Keep the name simple!

NOTE #3: If you select to Save As in Virus|Powercore compatible format and your bank is TI-generated bank, it will be converted to legacy format.

Import…

[1] Standard MIDI (*.mid)

  • Import Standard MIDI files to Librarian. See notes below!

[2] SysEx (*.syx / *.vhc)

  • Import System Exclusive / Virus Editor VHC files to Librarian. See notes below!

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Virus Editor User Manual – Import Bank..

NOTE #1: Librarian will only import data to librarian if the file contains Access Virus formatted Patches / Multis.

NOTE #2: Individual Patch / individual Multi import is not currently supported.

Refresh Folders

If you have made changes to the Patches folder outside the plug-in / application, you can click Refresh Folders to reload the Patches folder content and rebuild the menu structures.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Refresh Menus for New Banks

Other Helpful Things…

Some helpful actions and sources have been collected on this menu. Open BANK EDIT menu and choose Other Helpful Things … [1] to view the sub menu with following options:

[2] Open Data Folder

  • Open Data Folder will open the data folder based on you OS. If you run macOS, different location is opened compared to Windows. See data location notes earlier in the manual!

[3] Open Support Ticket

  • Opens your browser and sends you towards our ticket submission page. Report any bugs or feature request from Tickets page.

[4] Check for Updates

  • Checks for available product updates from internet.

[5] Initialize Bank

  • Initializes the entire bank from the Upper Data list view. This action can be reversed with DISCARD button if AutoSave is NOT on.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Other Helpful Things..

Register Plug-in… / REGISTERED

Indicates if the plug-in / application has not yet been or is registered. We covered this topic earlier in the user manual.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Registered Indicator

Version x.x.x.build | dd-mm-year

Displays which version of the plug-in / application you are using as well as the release date.

About…

Opens About window. Click X [1] in the top right corner to exit.

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Virus Editor User Manual – About This Product

Librarian View Right Click menu

We are not done with Librarian functions yet. We still have right click menu functions to cover.

Right click in lower list only shows option to copy, whereas in upper list it has a lot more options because the upper list is our edit buffer like mentioned earlier.

Let’s dive into the details!

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Virus Editor User Manual – Right Click on Upper List View

Lower list Right Click

Like mentioned above, there is only one option in the lower list, which is Copy. This will copy the right clicked librarian item to the clipboard.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Right Click on Lower List View

Upper list Right Click

Upper list has a lot more options than the lower list because this is our “edit buffer” like mentioned earlier.

[1] Copy

  • Copy data from the chosen slot to a clipboard.

[2] Paste

  • Paste data from clipboard to chosen slot.

[3] Rename

  • Opens a new dialog to rename the patch in the librarian.

[4] Initialize Slot

  • Initializes the currently selected slot

[5] Get DATA from..

[5.a] Plug-in (active patch)

  • Gets currently active part data from the plug-in / application user interface to selected slot.

[5.b] Hardware Edit Buffer

  • Gets data from currently active hardware part to selected slot.

[5.c] Hardware by Prog No.

  • Gets data from hardware based on the selected librarian slot.

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Virus Editor User Manual – Right Click on Upper List View

This is it – You’ve got it all from the plug-in perspective.

If you have any questions about the product, you can reach us online from our website at
https://auraplugins.com

We are open for new feature requests, roses and surely, we would love to know if we’ve done something wrong as well!

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