Plug-in Learn in Cubase and Reaper
Regardless of whether an insert plug-in is pre-mapped by Nektar or not, you can create your own mapping if you prefer. An unmapped plug-in will display a Learn label over the 4th display button, as shown in the image above. This means Panorama receives parameters in the order assigned by the plug-in and that may not be how you would want to control it. It's easy to re-assign controls however and here is how:
Make sure the plug-in you want to control is visible on your computer display.
Pressing the display button labeled Learn to activate the learn function.
Once activated you can assign parameters to controls by first moving the parameter in the plug-in GUI followed by moving the control you want it assigned to on Panorama. Keep going until you have assigned the parameters you need.
Press the 5th display button now labeled Learn to get access to the functions that can be selected using the Data Control followed by pressing the display button labeled Enter.
- Clear One: Delete an assignment of the next active control.
- Clear All: Delete assignments for controls in the current Panorama display window.
- Save: Will save your current assignments to a map file so every time you use this plug-in, it will be mapped the way you want it.
- Exit: Exit learn without saving the control changes you have made.
Even if you have not saved the changes it does not mean you will revert to the unlearned mapping until you close Cubase and restart.
So if you prefer to work with temporary mapping, use the learn function but exit without saving.
Home: Takes you back to the Learn home page so you can continue to learn parameters to controls.
Insert plug-ins can only be assigned to the right encoder group of 8 as well as display buttons 1-4.
A plug-in that has been mapped by Nektar may have more advanced navigation structure and formatted parameter names. Read more about this in the section Instrument: Controlling a VSTi plug-in.
Whether you are controlling an effects or instrument plug-in, the principal is the same. Only the amount of controls that can be assigned is different.