4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2010 6:10 AM by Eriksimon
calmposer a Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have just posted this on another forum and received much feedback from people who have the same problem.

I own the entire Waves Diamond bundle - there are so many plugins and it would be extremely beneficial if I could, say, put all the compressors together in one sub-menu.

Same could, of course, be helpful for any bundle by any manufacturer.

imac 2.4G, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6 (11,770 points)
    Can't be done. Very alas. Would be a very useful feature.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/logicpro.html
  • Jonathan Timpe Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
    I 100% agree it would be very useful as long as they can implement it in such as way that Logic can still find all the plugins from other projects that weren't "organized." Perhaps this is whats holding up the feature?
  • F~L~E~X~I~S Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    Totally agree - would be very useful. (Seem to remember it was possible in OS9 - prior to Audio Units).)

    Would be great if you could group plug-ins (by type) in the Audio Units manager, so that the AU Manager actually becomes a manager, as opposed to just verifying whether plug-ins are deemed stable enough to pass validation!

    Taking the idea a little further, it would be even better if a 'Spotlight' type search engine was available in each channel strip, so that you could search for specific plug-ins (by name or type).

    In the meantime, I'd recommend disabling any unnecessary plug-ins in your Waves bundle (via the AU Manager). There's a lot of legacy plug-ins/fillers that you probably won't use - doing this will certainly make your plug-in list a lot shorter (& your workflow faster). (Of course, you can always re-enable them at any point).
  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6 (11,770 points)
    F~L~E~X~I~S wrote:
    Totally agree - would be very useful. (Seem to remember it was possible in OS9 - prior to Audio Units).)


    I could, with Cubase 5 VST for Mac, yes.

    Would be great if you could group plug-ins (by type) in the Audio Units manager, so that the AU Manager actually becomes a manager, as opposed to just verifying whether plug-ins are deemed stable enough to pass validation!


    Sounds good, and would work, and is indeed something that apps called plugin managers (used to) do.
    ...or maybe even simpler (and it should not be too hard to implement) to just let Logic follow the folder structure of the Finder for 3rd party Plugs... (then you could structure your main - and user Library/Audio/Components folder completely to personal taste).
    Hmmm, I feel a feature request...
    OK guys, how about this: One extra Preference setting called something like: "follow finder for plugin lists" which is off by default (which would leave things as they are now, "foolproof") but can be turned on to make the plugin menu's follow the folder structure of all Component folders.

    Any amendments? Comments? Endorsements?