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Master Template that can be used selectively to quickly spawn a new template [Feature already exists]

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asked Mar 13, 2021 in MIDI Editing by stephenwalsh6 (270 points)
I'm a hobbyist and new convert to Studio One which I use primarily as a means of making songs using midi / virtual instruments from Spitfire, Spectrasonics etc.  I have a master template with a couple of hundred of my favourite instruments and sounds (which is heavy on the CPU and takes quite a while to load - and I'm pretty sure it dims the lights down the street when I open it). I'd love to have a feature where I could load up my master template (perhaps in a 'fast' mode / lowest CPU) and then have an option to selectively choose which tracks / packed folders from that master template that I'd like to populate into a new separate song file.  A tick box menu on a per track and/or per folder basis or something like. I'd love to then open that new song and find it pre-populated with all my selected tracks, with the settings intact and the VST links armed, ready to go. That seems a fast and tidy way of working, at least for me! I imagine it could speed up workflow for many others as well.

So that is my humble feature request. My apologies if I missed this being asked elsewhere!


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answered Mar 19, 2021 by stephenwalsh6 (270 points)
selected Mar 23, 2021 by Lukas Ruschitzka
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UPDATE - RESOLVED. As an update to my own request - I've now found an easy solution and I love it! In a new empty song, go to the browser menu (the right hand banner), choose 'Files' tab. Scroll down and navigate through the folders and subfolders in that files browser menu to find your templates - and then you can highlight any selection of folders or individual tracks and simply drag what you want into the main screen of your empty song - it will then populate with the selected template tracks with all VSTs armed and ready to go.
commented Mar 23, 2021 by Lukas Ruschitzka (255,790 points)
Exactly. Not sure if you already did this with Song files as well: They can be opened as if they were folders so you can drag folders and tracks (or performances and effects) directly into the new song.