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Novation SNX 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 PERFORMANCE BANK and PATTERN mode.

We will cover SINGLE MODE functions from the menu first and compare those to PERFORMANCE MODE functions in the context followed by PATTERN functions

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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SNX User Manual – Bank Edit Menu

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

  • Request Patch / Performance / Pattern Data…
  • Store Patch / Performance / Pattern Data…
  • Sync Current Data from HW
  • Push Current Performance 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 HW Slot to Plug-in GUI

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

[3] from Active HW Slot to Librarian Slot

  • 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 control display.
    • Program is determined by the chosen slot in the librarian view.

[5] All Patches from Bank A … H (*)

  • Requests all patches from the selected hardware bank to librarian.
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SNX User Manual – Request Single Patches

(*) Note that Nova has only two Banks, A and B. Supernova has four banks, A … D and Supernova Pro (upgraded model) has eight banks, A … H

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] On Currently Selected Slot & Bank

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

[3] from Selected Bank to BANK A … H (*)

  • Store all patches from currently active Librarian list to selected bank destination!
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SNX User Manual – Store Single Patches

(*) Note that Nova has only two Banks, A and B. Supernova has four banks, A … D and Supernova Pro (upgraded model) has eight banks, A … H

TIP #6: 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 #7: 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 PERFORMANCE Data from Hardware

When Librarian View is in PERFORMANCE BANK MODE [1], open BANK EDIT menu and you can see that it has different items compared to SINGLE BANK MODE. Select Request Performance Data… [2] item from the menu. This will open a sub menu, with different request options:

[3] from Temp Buffer to Plug-in GUI

  • Request Performance data from hardware buffer to Plug-in user interface.

[4] from Temp Buffer to Librarian

  • Request Performance 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 Performances from Bank A … D (*)

  • Requests all performances from the hardware to librarian.
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SNX User Manual – Request Performance Files

(*) Note that Nova has only one Bank, A. Supernova has two banks, A … B and Supernova Pro (upgraded model) has four banks, A … D

Store PERFORMANCE Data to Hardware

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

[2] To Currently Selected Slot & Bank

  • Store single performance data to hardware memory based on plug-in Patch number.

[3] All Performances to Bank A … D (*)

  • Store all performances from currently active Librarian list to hardware!
 
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SNX User Manual – Store Performance Files

(*) Note that Nova has only one Bank, A. Supernova has two banks, A … B and Supernova Pro (upgraded model) has four banks, A … D

Request PATTERN Data from Hardware

When Librarian View is in PATTERN MODE [1], open BANK EDIT menu and you can see that it has different items compared to SINGLE BANK MODE. Select Request Sequence Data… [2] item from the menu. This will open a sub menu, with different request options:

[3] from Active Slot to Plug-in GUI

  • Requests active part pattern data from hardware buffer to Plug-in user interface.

[4] from Active Slot to Librarian

  • Requests active part pattern data from hardware buffer to active slot in the librarian view.

[5] All Patterns

  • Requests all patterns from the hardware to librarian.
 

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SNX User Manual – Request Pattern Files

Store PATTERN Data to Hardware

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

[2] To Currently Selected Slot & Bank

  • Store single pattern data to hardware memory based on librarian slot number.

[3] All Sequences from Current Bank

  • Store all patterns from currently active Librarian list to hardware!
 

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SNX User Manual – Store Pattern Files

Sync Data with HW

Sync Current Performance from HW [1] will request the entire Multi, Part 1 to 6/8 and System settings from the Nova/Supernova to the plug-in user interface. Same function is achieved with “SYNC DATA FROM HW” button.

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

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SNX User Manual – Data Sync Options

Overwrite Bank

This option will overwrite your currently chosen bank in the Upper Librarian View. In this case we would overwrite “Nova – OS41 – Bank A Programs.mid” permanently!

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SNX User Manual – Save (Overwrite)

NOTE #1: If bank is previously saved with Nova configuration and your current model is now set to Supernova model, bank will be overwritten with Supernova format standards. Same rule applies when current model is set to Nova series and bank is in Supernova format resulting Nova 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] SNX Format (*.snx)

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

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SNX User Manual – Save 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!

Import…

[1] Standard MIDI (*.mid)

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

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

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

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SNX User Manual – Import…

NOTE #1: Librarian will only import data to librarian if the file contains Novation Nova / Supernova / Nova II / Supernova II formatted Patches / Performances.

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

Refresh Folders

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

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SNX User Manual – Refresh Data Menus

Register Plug-in… / REGISTERED

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

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SNX User Manual – Registere Plug-in..

Open Data Folder

Open BANK EDIT menu and choose Open Data Folder to see where the patch banks, log file and license is stored in at.

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SNX User Manual – Open Data Folder

About…

Open About window. Click anywhere in the window to close it.

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SNX 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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SNX User Manual – Right Click on Upper List

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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SNX User Manual – Right Click on Lower List

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] Paste

  • Paste data from clipboard to chosen slot.

[2] Rename

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

[3] Initialize Slot

  • Initializes the currently selected slot

[4] Get DATA from..

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

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

[4.b] Hardware Edit Buffer

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

[4.c] Hardware by Prog No.

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

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SNX User Manual – Right Click on Upper List with Tour

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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