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Snapshots make it possible to easily save and restore global state within a project. They are used to quickly recall different configurations.

Managing Snapshots

Manage Snapshots in the SNAPSHOTS section of the left-pane GLOBAL tab.

Use the + button to save a new Snapshot with the current settings.

Snapshots may be renamed with ⌘R, reordered with ⌘↑ + ⌘↓, duplicated with ⌘D and deleted with DELETE.

Each Snapshot has a set of controls.

  • Cycle: Whether the Snapshot is elgible for auto-cycle
  • Label: Rename using ⌘R
  • Recall: → button to recall this Snapshot

Use the right-click context-menu for additional options:

  • Update: Overwrites this Snapshot with the current settings
  • Cycle Time: Use a specific Cycle Time for this Snapshot

At the bottom of the SNAPSHOTS section are controls for Transitions, Auto-Cycle, and Snapshot Contents.


You can avoid abrupt changes by using Transitions.

  • Transitions: When active, transition between Snapshots
  • Transition Time: How long the transition lasts
  • Channel Mode: How to animate changes to a channel's Enabled state
    • Fade: Fade a channel in or out before toggling the Enabled button
    • Toggle: Change the Enabled value immediately, may result in a visual jump
  • Missing Channel: Specify how channels that are not found in the Snapshot are handled (e.g. if they were added after this Snapshot was created)
    • Disable: Turn off unrecognized channels
    • Ignore: Do nothing to unrecognized channels

A progress indicator for an active Transition is displayed in the Transition Time box.


Much like Playlist Mode for Patterns, an Auto-Cycle mode makes it possible to rotate through Snapshots on a timer.

  • Auto-Cycle: Whether auto-cycle is enabled
  • Auto-Cycle Mode: How to select the next Snapshot
    • Next: Always proceed to the next eligible Snapshot (one with the Cycle checkbox active)
    • Random: Choose an eligible Snapshot at random each time (not repeating the current one)
  • Cycle Time: Interval between cycles
  • Trigger Cycle: → button manually triggers a cycle rotation

A cursor is shown next to the Recall → button to indicate the current Auto-Cycle position.

A progress indicator for the current cycle is displayed in the Cycle Time box.

Note that when Transitions are enabled, explicitly recalling a Snapshot for a second time completes the transition immediately.

Snapshot Contents

Toggles are available to control whether recall occurs for each of the following categories.

  • Mixer (Mix)

    • Crossfader value
  • Patterns (Ptn)

    • Channel Compositing setting
    • Playlist Mode
    • Active Pattern setting
    • Parameter values for the Active Pattern
    • Composite Mode
    • Parameter values for all Enabled patterns
  • Effects (FX)

    • Enabled state of each effect
    • Parameter values for all Enabled effects
  • Modulation (Mod)

    • Parameter values for all Global Modulators
  • Master (Mstr)

    • Fader value