Access VirusHC - Librarian Edit Menus

Access Virus Editor Librarian Edit Menus (EN) Chapter 6

User Manuals Knowledge Level

Everything you need to know about our plug-in install, setup steps, configuration and usage of various features

for Access Virus Editor & Librarian plug-in by Mystery Islands Music

v3.0.0 - 2021-October-26

LIBRARIAN EDIT MENUS

Working with Patches and Multis

In this part we are going to explain the different functions of the librarian BANK EDIT MENU, RIGHT CLICK MENU & Dran’g’drop. You can easily request, store and manage your files and access other useful functions like importing data, registering the plug-in etc.

BANK EDIT MENU [1] is only accessible in the PATCH LIBRARIAN [2] view. Bank Edit menu content varies based on the currently selected LIBRARIAN VIEW [3]. We will cover Single Patch Mode first with request and store functions and all of the other general functions as well. Multi Mode will follow after that.

VirusHC User Manual - Bank Edit Menu

Virus Editor User Manual – Bank Edit Menu

Bank Edit Menu (Single Patch Mode)

Request Patch Data

  • from Active Slot to Plug-in GUI
    • Requests temporary Patch data from Virus based on which part is currently active on the plug-in – to the plug-in user interface.
      Example: If plug-in has part 2 selected when the request is made, then plug-in will make a request from part 2 in Virus and will get its data to the user interface.
  • from Active Slot to Librarian
    • Requests temporary Patch data from currently active part on plug-in user interface to currently selected librarian slot.
      Example: If part 1 is active in plug-in user interface, patch data from part 1 is going to be requested to Librarian slot which is currently selected.
  • from Selected Program Slot
    • Requests Patch data from Virus memory based on the currently selected Librarian slot and current BANK selection.
      Example: If “slot 1” in librarian view and “Bank A” is selected, program number 1 from Virus Ram bank A will be requested. In other words; A:001
  • All Patches from …
    • Requests all Patch programs from currently selected RAM / ROM bank location.
      Example: If REQ DATA FROM “RAM B” is selected, then all 128 programs from that bank will be requested to librarian.

VirusHC User Manual - Requesting Patches

Virus Editor User Manual – Requesting Patches

 

NOTE #1 All librarian data requests will be made to the upper Patch / Multi program view window as explained earlier!

Store Patch Data

  • To Currently Selected Slot & Bank
    • Writes selected librarian slot patch to currently selected Bank in Virus memory.
      Ie: If “slot 1” and Bank “A” is selected, program number 1 will be overwritten in that bank location. In other words; A:001
  • from Selected Bank To …
    • Writes all patches from active bank to currently selected RAM destination in Virus.
      Example: If “RAM A” is selected, all patches will be overwritten in that bank location.

VirusHC User Manual - Storing Patches

Virus Editor User Manual – Storing Patches

 

NOTE #1: Bank from active program view will be used to send data to Virus. So, if you have active slot selection in lower Patch program view, then single Patch or all Patches from lower Patch program view will be written to your Virus depending which option you choose from the Bank Edit Menu.

TIP #1: If you have search active and you have some search results in the list, those search results can be stored to hardware too!

Sync Current Data From HW

  • This option will request the entire Multi, Part 1 to 16 and System settings from your Virus to the plug-in user interface. Acts like “SYNC DATA FROM HW” button.

VirusHC User Manual - Sync Data from Hardware

Virus Editor User Manual – Sync Data from Hardware

Push Current Multi to HW

  • This option will push your current plug-in user interface settings to the hardware temp memory. Acts like “PUSH DATA TO HW” button.

VirusHC User Manual - Push Multi to Hardware

Virus Editor User Manual – Push Multi to Hardware

Save (Overwrite Current Bank)

  • This option will overwrite your currently chosen bank in the Upper Program View. In this case we would overwrite “Access Virus Revealed Vol 1.mid” permanently!

VirusHC User Manual - Overwrite Current Bank

Virus Editor User Manual – Overwrite Current Bank

Save As…

  • Standard MIDI (*.mid)
    • Writes the current upper Patch Program bank as Standard MIDI (*.mid) file to your HDD.
  • Virus Editor Format (*.vhc)
    • Writes the current upper Patch Program bank as VHC formatted (*.vhc) file to your HDD.

VirusHC User Manual - Save Bank As..

Virus Editor User Manual – Save Bank As..

 

NOTE #1: In order to view the written bank, always store your banks to Patches folder / sub-folder in it.

NOTE #2: You can choose the bank name after selected option is chosen. Keep the bank name simple!

Import…

  • Standard MIDI (*.mid)
    • Import Standard MIDI files to Librarian. See notes below!
  • SysEx (*.syx / *.vhc)
    • Import System Exclusive / Virus Editor VHC files to Librarian. See notes below!

VirusHC User Manual - Import Bank

Virus Editor User Manual – Import Bank

 

NOTE #1: Librarian will only import data to librarian if the file contains Access Virus formatted Patches / Multis.

NOTE #2: Single Patch / Multi import is not currently supported.

Refresh Folders

  • If you have made changes to the Patches folder outside the plug-in, you can click Refresh Folders to reload the Patches folder content and rebuild the menu structures.

VirusHC User Manual - Refresh Data folder

Virus Editor User Manual – Refresh Data folder

Other Helpful Things…

  • Open Data Folder
    • Open Data Folder will open the plug-in data folder based on you OS. If you run macOS, different location is opened compared to Windows. See data location notes earlier in the manual!
      This User Manual, Patches folder and license.key is located in the Data folder!
  • Open User Manual
    • Open Plug-in User Manual in browser.
  • Open Support Ticket
    • Opens your browser and sends you towards our ticket submission page. Report any bugs or feature request from Tickets page.
  • Check for Updates
    • Opens your browser and sends you towards the plug-in downloads page. You can check if there is an update for the plug-in.
  • DAW Setup Guides
    • Opens your browser and sends you towards our documentation website which contains the latest Guides and Setup Instructions. Online version is always up to date!

VirusHC User Manual - Other Helpful Things

Virus Editor User Manual – Other Helpful Things

Register Plug-in… / REGISTERED

  • If you installed FULL version of our plug-in, you must register the plug-in in order to make total recall work and to be able to write data to your synthesizer. A new dialog will open when Register Plug-in… is chosen so you can locate the license.key. Once you have selected your license.key and confirmed it, remove the plug-in from the instrument channel and reload it. Now the plug-in will indicate that the plug-in is REGISTERED. If not, head down to our support pages and contact support immediately!

VirusHC User Manual - Register Plugin / Registered

Virus Editor User Manual – Register Plugin / Registered

About…

  • Opens About window. Click anywhere in the window to close it.

VirusHC User Manual - About VirusHC Plugin

Virus Editor User Manual – About Virus Editor Plugin

Bank Edit Menu (Multi Mode)

Request Multi Data

  • from Temp Buffer to Plug-in GUI
    • Requests temporary Multi data from Virus to the plug-in user interface.
      Works like Sync Current Data from HW but without System specific settings.
  • from Temp Buffer to Librarian
    • Requests temporary Multi data from plug-in user interface to currently selected librarian slot.
  • from Selected Program Slot
    • Requests Multi data from Virus memory based on the currently selected Librarian slot selection.
      Example: If “slot 1” in librarian view is selected, multi program number 1 from Virus will be requested. In other words; M:001
  • All Multis from Selected Bank
    • Requests all Multi programs from Virus to Librarian.

VirusHC User Manual - Requesting Multisq

Virus Editor User Manual – Requesting Multis

NOTE #1 All librarian data requests will be made to the upper Patch / Multi program view window as explained earlier!

Store Multi Data

  • To Currently Selected Slot & Bank
    • Writes selected librarian slot multi to currently selected slot in Virus memory.
      Ie: If “slot 1” is selected, multi program number 1 will be overwritten in that bank location. In other words; M:001
  • All Multis from Current Bank
    • Writes all multis from active bank to Virus.

VirusHC User Manual - Storing Multis

Virus Editor User Manual – Storing Multis

NOTE #1: Bank from active program view will be used to send data to Virus. So, if you have active slot selection in lower Multis program view, then single Multi or all Multis from lower Patch program view will be written to your Virus depending which option you choose from the Bank Edit Menu.

TIP #1: If you have search active and you have some search results in the list, those search results can be stored to hardware too!

Save As…

  • Standard MIDI (*.mid)
    • Writes the current left Multi Program bank as Standard MIDI (*.mid) file to your HDD.
  • Virus Editor Format (*.vhc)
    • Writes the current upper Multi Program bank as VHC formatted (*.vhc) file to your HDD.

VirusHC User Manual - Save As..

Virus Editor User Manual – Save As..

NOTE #1: In order to view the written bank, always store your banks to Patches folder / sub-folder in it.

NOTE #2: You can choose the bank name after selected option is chosen. Keep the bank name simple!

NOTE #3: If you want to learn how other menu items work, check the Bank Edit Menu (Single Patch Mode) section for the other functions as they work the same regardless to the mode of Librarian.

Right Click menu

In this section we are gonna go through how to use the right click menu functions in the librarian.

Copy & Paste

Use the lower Patch / Multi program view to copy content to your plug-in clipboard. Menu will open up once you click right mouse button. You can not paste or otherwise manipulate data on the lower view at all, it is one way operation.

VirusHC User Manual - Right Click Menu on Lower view

Virus Editor User Manual – Right Click Menu on Lower view

 

To Paste data, click any of the program slots in upper view and right click to choose operation, in this case Paste. See image below.

VirusHC User Manual - Right Click Menu on Upper view - Paste

Virus Editor User Manual – Right Click Menu on Upper view – Paste

Rename Patch / Multi

To rename a Patch or Multi in Librarian view, you must right click, choose Rename and a new window will appear where you can input your desired program name. Once new name is in, click enter to apply. If this is your first rename, then Discard button will lit up indicating that your bank has been modified. Overwrite your bank or Save As a new bank.

VirusHC User Manual - Right Click Menu on Upper view - Rename

Virus Editor User Manual – Right Click Menu on Upper view – Rename

Initialize Slot

Initialize Slot will initialize the current librarian slot to “default” patch / multi. You can then rename it if you wish or send it to your hardware with double clicking the item.

Again, discard button will be lit up indicating your bank has been modified. Continue with edits, overwrite or save bank as.

VirusHC User Manual - Right Click Menu on Upper view - Initialize

Virus Editor User Manual – Right Click Menu on Upper view – Initialize

Get Data From…

    • Plug-in (active patch)
      Requests active Patch / Multi from plug-in user interface to selected librarian slot.
    • Hardware Edit Buffer
      Requests active Patch / Multi from Virus to selected librarian slot.
    • Hardware by Prog No.
      Requests Patch / Multi from Virus memory location determined by the slot number.

VirusHC User Manual - Right Click Menu on Upper view - Get Data..

Virus Editor User Manual – Right Click Menu on Upper view – Get Data..

Drag’n’Drop

To copy & paste data faster than using the right click menu, you can also drag’n’drop patches / multis in the librarian view. See image below where I am dragging YanadaAcid from lower program view to upper program view. While dragging is ongoing, you will see the light gray box indicating where your mouse is positioned. Once you let go, it will place the selected data to that location.

VirusHC User Manual - Drag and Drop

Virus Editor User Manual – Drag and Drop

 

Once drag’n’drop is done, you can see how YanadaAcid is now on upper program view slot 004 [1] and Discard [2] button is lit to indicate that you have unsaved changes in your bank.

VirusHC User Manual - Drag and Drop complete

Virus Editor User Manual – Drag and Drop complete

 

Note #1: Patches and Multis can be dragged only from LOWER list to UPPER list. No limitations in location, just the fact that dragging works from Down to Up.

Note #2: You can change patch / multi bank in LOWER list as you go along with your bank customization.

Note #3: After drag and drop is complete, Discard button will be lit up indicating that the current bank has been changed. Now you can overwrite or save as under a desired name.

Previously in Virus Editor User Manual

Using The Librarian

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