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Please make the project and scene filter configurations savable with scenes and projects.

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asked Mar 1 in StudioLive Series Feature Requests by barrettcarlson (250 points)
Please make project and scene filter configurations savable with scenes and projects.  It I can be tedious to chose these filters each time a project or scene is recalled.  Scenes on any digital mixer are confusing by nature, especially when you start using scene safe filters and channels.  There is no way around that.

The way UC clearly shows the filters on the left and right is a great way to know what you are going to get before you commit to a recall. You don't get that great visual confirmation of what is going to happen when you press the recall button on other digital mixers.  That being said, being forced to make these selections each time can be tedious and confusing especially in a live situation.

Scenes are intended to be used during a performance, right?  If my math is correct, having to chose between the 15 filters gives you 32,768 possible filter configurations for each scene and changing a scene could be up to 15 button presses on top of having to remember what is contained in each filter.  Saving the filter configurations would make projects and scenes a much more powerful tool.  Not saving this important parameter adds confusion and makes recalling scenes and projects dangerous and tedious.

Adding the ability to save the filter configuration to the scenes would make it possible for each recall to be just one button press without having to remember the 1 out of 32,768 possible filter parameter configurations before you press recall.  It gets exponentially worse when you add the project filters.  Now it could be over 30 button presses with a 1 in 1,073,741,823 chance of recalling the desired parameters in both your project and scene filters. (I know, that seems like a crazy high number.  I'm not a mathematician so please correct me if I'm wrong on this) It is pretty easy to make a mistake with those odds. I understand that most of the time scenes are not that complex, but they could be and that is also how powerful they can be if you have the ability to save this information.

Two simple toggle switches at the top of the UC scene page where it says "Project Filters" and "Scene Filters" that switched the filter configurations from "as saved with scene" to "custom filters", would provide a powerful tool to greatly increase workflow and, in my opinion, actually simplify the complex task of saving and recalling scenes and projects with configurable parameter filters.  Being able to see the blue buttons change when each project and scene is selected would clearly show what is going to change when you recall.

I've heard that PreSonus' philosophy on scenes is to save everything.  Please make that a reality by making the project and scene filter configurations savable.

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answered Mar 2 by benpierce (95,450 points)
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Thanks for the feature request!