Everyone knows this situations. You play longer on a hardware Synthesizer (desktop, with keys or eurorack) or other music devices and at the end of the jam, you would like to keep the sounds. This is not possible with many hardware devices because they don’t allow to store presets. Often, the only way is to take pictures of the current settings and save them later as picture file on the computer. But honestly, how often do you go looking for those photos again. Rarely I guess.
Non-Lethal Applications released today in collaboration with the website Pro Tools Expert, a new free plugin with the name Snapshot. It allows users to store images of hardware settings in the plugin in your DAW. Snapshot is a super clever plugin that is useable for any kind of music hardware devices. This plugin is super handy for modular Synthesizer musicians, so you can store your created patches and re-create them later.
It certainly reverts to the concept of hardware modular Synthesizers since one likes to missed on presets but in my opinion it is a great tool when you record your created sounds.
Snapshot is a simple idea, take a picture of anything you are using in your recording session and store it in the tracks of your DAW.
- Got a sound on your vintage 1176 compressor you’ve set for the vocal? Snapshot it.
- Got a guitar amp setting you just love? Snapshot it.
- Want to recall the mic set-up on your cabs or drum kit? Snapshot it.
Snap it on your phone, send it to your computer and save it in your session using the free Snapshot plug-in. You can also add notes to each instance of Snapshot. It’s like a chinagraph for the 21st century.
Snapshot works with all major DAWs, uses minimal resources and is simple to use … and did we say it’s free?
Download Snapshot for Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Studio One, in fact, any DAW that supports AAX, AU or VST plug-in formats
More information here: Non-Lethal Applications Snapshot