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Copy settings from Q2 to Q3

Is there an official way to copy settings from Q2 to Q3?

I'm going through several projects and wish to replace my instances of Q2 with Q3 but I don't see an obvious way of moving the settings across.

Copy and Paste from the top right menu doesn't work.

Surely I'm not supposed to save a preset for every single control point in every instance of every project temporarily - there will be hundreds, and it will take ages, and it will leave my presets contaminated with loads of temp settings I don't want.

Tell me there is a proper way to do this?

Cheers,
John

John

Hi John,

Unfortunately the only way is to save the settings of each instance of Pro-Q 2 in a session as a temporary preset using the presets menu in the plugin, then replace them by Pro-Q 3 and load the preset to restore the settings. Any automation needs to be re-recorded.

Our recommendation would be to keep using Pro-Q 2 in existing sessions so you're 100% sure that they sound exactly the same as before, and use Pro-Q 3 for new instances/sessions.

There's some more discussion in this forum topic:
www.fabfilter.com/forum/3328/can-pro-q2-and-pro-q3-installations-coexist

Cheers,

Frederik (FabFilter)

Ta.

John

Hmm. This doesn't seem to be a workable solution.

I save my Q2 preset.

I go to my Q3 and look in the V2 preset subfolder, and my Q2 preset doesn't show. I can get at it using the Other Preset function.

But it's a bit of a pain it not showing in the V2 preset folder. Unloading/reloading Q3 doesn't even refresh the list. The only thing which refreshes it is closing and reopening the whole project.

This is gonna get messy for large projects updates.

Is there a better way to refresh the Q3 preset list then to have to reload the whole project?

Cheers,

John

This is why I requested Pro-Q 3 replacing Pro-q 2, just like Omnisphere 2 replaces Omnisphere 1. There's a big thread about this somewhere in the forum.

Ben Juodvalkis

Yes, I've read that thread and understand the arguments.

But I still need an answer to my question above. "Is there a better way to refresh the Q3 preset list then to have to reload the whole project?"

John

Hi John,

You can refresh the preset list by clicking Save As in the presets menu, and then clicking Cancel in the Save dialog.

Cheers,

Frederik (FabFilter)

Excellent, thanks.

John

Hmm. Tried this several times and it doesn't work. No refresh.

John

You're right, I've now tested it myself and only the main presets menu is refreshed if you do this. We'll look into a solution for the next Pro-Q 3 update because it's really inconvenient to have to close and reopen the session only to refresh the menu.

Cheers,

Frederik (FabFilter)

Many thanks. Look forward to the update.

Cheers

John

Maybe some concept of a transfer buffer which could be created by one plugin and collected by the other. This would avoid the need to make endless temporary settings files just to complete the transfer, and which are not otherwise required.

I could do with out all the manual file creation and deletion required to do it that way.

All we really want is to copy/paste the settings between plugs.

Cheers,
John

John

Hi John,

We'll think about that, but if you just use one temporary preset file, you don't even have to refresh the menu. So for each Pro-Q 2 instance:

- Open the Pro-Q 2 instance and save the setting to a 'transfer.ffp' preset
- Add a Pro-Q 3 instance, and load that preset from the V2 menu
- Remove the Pro-Q 2 instance

Cheers,

Frederik (FabFilter)
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