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Prophet REV2 editor VST

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #120 on: May 12, 2020, 11:48:03 AM »
Hi, figured I'd post a situation I dealt with just in case it's bothering anybody else.  I know some people mentioned some kind of MIDI issues.

The instructions on CodeKnobs website for setting up the Rev 2 include these two steps

•MIDI Param Send to NPRN
•MIDI Param Receive to NPRN

This however also enables some MIDI CC mappings built into the rev 2, such as CC 20 = osc 1 pitch.  This was pissing me off because certain faders/knobs on my MIDI controller were effecting my rev 2 patches.  Given the understanding that these settings MUST be set to NPRN per CodeKnobs guide, it seems I'd have to find enough CC values that were undefined by MIDI standard + the rev2, to set my knobs/faders to on my keyboard... this leaves very few values since the rev2 takes advantage of undefined CC values.

I have found that setting "MIDI Param Receive" on the rev 2 to OFF, and setting "Param Receive All" unchecked in the CodeKnobs VST settings menu, that you can still successfully send/receive programs and have the VST and Rev2 knobs be in sync, without arbitrary CC values effecting your patches.  I'm not sure what setting Param Receive to NPRN/checked is supposed to accomplish, but since it is defined in the guide I'm assuming there is some functionality I'm missing here that I haven't noticed.  Please let me know the purpose of Param Receive within this context if you know.

Anyway, this software is really changing the game on connecting my rev 2 into ableton.  I also have the SoundTower software and the CodeKnobs one is much much much cleaner/easier/intuitive, not to mention it's half the price.  The fact that I can create 5 tracks in ableton with this VST, and each be a separate instance that I can go back/forth between without even touching any kind of patch saving on the rev 2 or editor is amazing, and now I can now save patches as an ableton instrument.  As far as I can tell the only feature SoundTower has over it is the patch morphing thing, but that's not something I care about.  I really hope that this software continues to work through whatever wrenches MacOS or Ableton updates might throw at it.  Thanks a lot for your work developing this.
Thank you for positive review! Btw codeknobs editor aslo have morphing feature and another one for random generation.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2020, 11:52:32 AM by codeKnobs »

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #121 on: May 12, 2020, 11:52:01 AM »
Hi All,

I just wanted to share my experience with this very interesting plugin and hope to find some help/suggestion since my first try was close to a disaster (-;
I am using my Prophet Rev 2 in conjunction with Reason 9.5 on a PC running Windows 7 64 and an old Tascam US 322 with no MIDI connections. (changed later with a Scarlet Focusrite 18i8)

1st attempt with the Tascam US 322 and usb connection (+Midiloop for the virtual port):
All when quite good, following the instruction on setting up both the Rev 2 and the vst.
The problem I have is related to hanging notes, as soon as I use after touch or wheels (pitch and mod)...plus some missing notes here and there.
In few cases, when scrolling the programs knob on the synth, I loose the connection with the vst and need to drag again the vst into the Reason Rack and re-activate.
I started to think that maybe the problem could be related to the usb connection and the lack of a proper MIDI interface.

I then connected my new Scarlet 18i8 with MIDI cables and tried again...seems like worst.
Here are the setting on my Prophet:

3. MIDI channel 1
4. MIDI clock mode OFF
5. MIDI clock cable MIDI
6. MIDI param send NRPN
7. MIDI param rcv NRPN
8. MIDI control ON
9. MIDI program ENABLE
10.MIDI program send ON
11. MIDI sysex cable MIDI
12. MIDI out select MIDI
15. Multimode OFF
16. Local control OFF

I also attach the following:

- Codeknobs preferences
- Midiloop port setting
- Reason control surface

I could not even play any notes on the Rev 2, scrolling programs would cause the Rev 2 to freeze and then play random notes all together...and most of the time a pop up message on screen telling the computer is not fast enough to process all MIDI data (i7 3770k cpu)
If I use the MIDI device inside Reason and forget about the vst editor, everything working great...but of course no editor, no librarian and no full interaction between the Rev 2 and Reason...which was the main idea to implement the vst editor.

Any suggestion?
Hm... settings looks properly, Strange. Could you try to connect your rev2 by USB and disable all music gears and software (except Reason of course). Also could you please try another DAW if it possible?

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #122 on: May 13, 2020, 07:23:55 AM »
Appreciate your answer  :)
A copy of Ableton Lite comes with the Scarlet, I will try and see if the problem is persistent.
I realize it could be everything (Maybe Windows 7 or my old PC...???)...excluding the Rev2 connected via midi with the Scarlet, which is working great so far.
When you say "disable all music gears and software", would you include all devices connected to Reason?
I have a Nektar Panorama P6 configured as a master keyboard plus another MAudio locked to a specific track.
A part from that, only Midiloop is running in background to enable the additional virtual port.

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #123 on: May 17, 2020, 02:57:14 AM »
Hi CodeKnobs, is the editor compatible with Catalina? Just wanted to check before I upgraded

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #124 on: May 17, 2020, 01:30:20 PM »
Hi CodeKnobs, is the editor compatible with Catalina? Just wanted to check before I upgraded
Yes, it should work on Catalina but not sure about latest update 10.15.4, can't check now.

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #125 on: June 10, 2020, 12:00:58 PM »
Hi Codeknobs! Thanks for the great editor. I wonder if it is possible to make a backup of the Program Manager database, with all patches and the tagging data I have added? For example, if I want to install the plugin on another computer and transfer the database there.

EDIT: I'm using the plugin on a Mac with Mac OS Mojave and I just found the 'codeKnobs' folder within the 'user/Documents' folder. Here I see a bunch of .tptags-files, which seem to contain all the patches and their tags. Should I copy all these files, if I install the plugin on a new computer, and add them to same location there?
« Last Edit: June 10, 2020, 12:11:41 PM by Karax »

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #126 on: June 15, 2020, 03:02:06 AM »
Hi Codeknobs! Thanks for the great editor. I wonder if it is possible to make a backup of the Program Manager database, with all patches and the tagging data I have added? For example, if I want to install the plugin on another computer and transfer the database there.

EDIT: I'm using the plugin on a Mac with Mac OS Mojave and I just found the 'codeKnobs' folder within the 'user/Documents' folder. Here I see a bunch of .tptags-files, which seem to contain all the patches and their tags. Should I copy all these files, if I install the plugin on a new computer, and add them to same location there?
Yes. codeknobs database stores in these folders
on windows:  %appdata%/codeknobs
on mac: ~/Documents/codeKnobs

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #127 on: June 19, 2020, 05:38:37 AM »
Yes. codeknobs database stores in these folders
on windows:  %appdata%/codeknobs
on mac: ~/Documents/codeKnobs

Thank you!

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #128 on: November 26, 2020, 10:03:04 AM »
Hi there,
this thread hasn´t been active quite a while... but I´d like to know if there will be Black Friday reductions tomorrow.
Thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: November 26, 2020, 10:06:25 AM by jatzemann »

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #129 on: March 21, 2021, 10:43:29 PM »
[Edit: except that I haven't received a license # or download link. Is there a delay?

No. Something goes wrong. Please email me to support@codeknobs.com

Hi Alexey,
I found the download link in my account on codeKnobs, but didn't receive an email with the license #. I sent you an email yesterday. Any issues?
Thomas

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #130 on: March 23, 2021, 05:49:50 AM »
[Edit: except that I haven't received a license # or download link. Is there a delay?

No. Something goes wrong. Please email me to support@codeknobs.com

Hi Alexey,
I found the download link in my account on codeKnobs, but didn't receive an email with the license #. I sent you an email yesterday. Any issues?
Thomas
Hi Thomas,
I answered on your emails twice. Please PM me if you still not received my emails.

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #131 on: March 23, 2021, 07:25:38 AM »
[Edit: except that I haven't received a license # or download link. Is there a delay?

No. Something goes wrong. Please email me to support@codeknobs.com

Hi Alexey,
I found the download link in my account on codeKnobs, but didn't receive an email with the license #. I sent you an email yesterday. Any issues?
Thomas
Hi Thomas,
I answered on your emails twice. Please PM me if you still not received my emails.
Hi Alexey,
PM helped!
Cheers,
Thomas

Re: Prophet REV2 editor VST
« Reply #132 on: March 24, 2021, 09:38:26 AM »
This may have been mentioned elsewhere in this thread so apologies, but is it possible to load the Prophet 08 factory patches using the editor?

I currently have the VST and it works great for any other syx file. But loading these 08 patches doesn't seem to work at all - the import menu stays blank after selecting the file.

I've heard that they need to be converted to REV2 patches or something, so I'm wondering if that's the reason why. Supposedly the Soundtower editor is able to handle this but I'd rather not have to go that route as I much prefer this one.