PresetMagician: Generate NKS Presets from VST plugins

Discussion in 'MASCHINE Area' started by Drachenkatze, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. plopseaw

    plopseaw NI Product Owner

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    Drachenkatze,

    Thanks for your great dedication, I bought your software and very happy.

    Ways back you asked if anyone would be interested in something similar for Bitwig.

    I dont know if you got a good response. However, I would be very interested in a tool which creates Bitwig presets in the same way or that can convert NKS to Bitwig (even better as I have a ton of NKS :)

    Id be willing to pay and beta test such a tool and I guess if you ask over at the KVR Bitwig forum there would be many who would want it to.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Drachenkatze

    Drachenkatze NI Product Owner

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    I just updated the PresetMagician site so that the renamed installer is now downloaded correctly, which means that you can now download PresetMagician 0.6.3 from the main site. Users that use the in-app updater were not affected.

    For directly supported plugins, user presets are most likely supported. If not, please file a bug report. Note that "user presets" differ from plugin to plugin.

    Not entirely correct, see https://presetmagician.gitbook.io/help/faq/nks#additional-information-for-images-dist_database

    The most recent PresetMagician version should handle this correctly.
     
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  3. Drachenkatze

    Drachenkatze NI Product Owner

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    I have thought about this, however, I did not find time to reverse engineer the Bigwig preset format so far. Chances are good that I'll implement this at some time in the future.
     
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  4. plopseaw

    plopseaw NI Product Owner

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    Sounds great. Iam sure the Bitwig guys are much more open to sharing format info than NI.
     
  5. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    I'm thinking I might get this to run on my old Windows laptop (since main system is Mac). Can you add things like bankname for third party u-he and Omnisphere banks?
     
  6. Drachenkatze

    Drachenkatze NI Product Owner

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    Yes, in the preset editor
     
  7. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    Cool I'll demo it - it's Win 7 so will it run?
     
  8. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    Tried loading Synapse Dune (not Dune 2/3) but it crashed
     
  9. Drachenkatze

    Drachenkatze NI Product Owner

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    Please file a support request from within PresetMagician.
     
  10. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    I will when I can find the app to reopen it - hate Windows, it puts stuff all over the place. Where is it installed?
     
  11. Drachenkatze

    Drachenkatze NI Product Owner

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    You should find it in the Windows Start Menu
     
  12. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    It's not there I tried that first

    I need to find the app and create a shortcut
     
  13. Drachenkatze

    Drachenkatze NI Product Owner

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    In the start menu it should be in Drachenkatze => PresetMagician

    If it isn't, I assume your Windows installation is heavily broken.

    Usually all programs are installed in C:\Program Files
     
  14. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    It's heavily hacked - I hated the Windows shell so am running bblean - but the application did load after I installed it - it opens by default and I authorised the trial so it should be somewhere
     
  15. Drachenkatze

    Drachenkatze NI Product Owner

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    As mentioned in my last reply, the default installation path is C:\Program Files
     
  16. tempsperdu

    tempsperdu NI Product Owner

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    Just use the search function maybe.....................................alternatively try reinstalling it and if you didn't alter the path originally it should try and load the new installation into the same place and you can note it
     
  17. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    Got it working, it seems the setup download doesn't install anything on my system, it just launches Preset Magician as an app, so the app was in the downloads folder.
     
  18. Drachenkatze

    Drachenkatze NI Product Owner

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    Setup will always install, then PresetMagician is being started from the program files folder. There's no way otherwise.
     
  19. Kymeia

    Kymeia NI Product Owner

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    OK - well it's working anyway, the only problem is the preset editor window doesn't resize enough for the OK to show fully on my laptop
     
  20. tempsperdu

    tempsperdu NI Product Owner

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    This is a bit weird. In terms of visibilty I've not had any problems at all with Preset Magician and I mainly work on a laptop.. What graphics solution do you have?