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Which Sounds embed, which don't, in a VCS with a mixer as rightmost module?

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In the Overview/User Guide/Virtual Control Surface, pp. 2 - 6 you introduce your new concept of embedding, where in certain situations the VCS will surround each (or some of the) constituent Sound(s) with a box, each with its own set of controls pertaining to that Sound only.  This is a welcome feature, but in experimenting with a number of situations, I cannot understand which situations will produce the embedding and which will not. For example, in a 4 input stereo mixer, with 4 Sounds, only one of the sounds is embedded, the rest displaying the hot values in alphabetical order as before. How do I get all of them to embed in the VCS?
asked Jan 8, 2015 in Using Kyma by bartonmclean (290 points)

1 Answer

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Any Sound that has a VCS layout will appear in an embedded layout in the VCS of the Sound to its right.  A Sound acquires a VCS layout (and its VCS layout will be embedded) when one of the following occurs:

  • If you select the Sound, go to the Action menu, and select Add VCS Layout
  • If you play that Sound and save a Preset
  • If you change the widget type, range, position or any other of the default settings of that VCS

To see whether a Sound has a VCS layout, look at its icon in the signal flow editor.  If it has a small black box with the letters VCS above it, then it has a VCS layout.

To remove a Sound's VCS layout, select it, go to the Action Menu, and choose Remove VCS Layout.  Remember that the presets are part of the VCS layout, so be cautious about removing a VCS layout.

answered Jan 8, 2015 by ssc (Savant) (120,590 points)