Soundtoys plug-ins offer a wide range of parameters, and while the end result is always outstanding, it's easy to spend hours trying to dial in that perfect tone. To speed up that process, Soundtoys 5 plug-ins include a variety of shortcuts and enhancements for added control, as detailed below.
Various Knobs Included in Soundtoys 5
Jumping to a Value using Text Markings
Some knobs have text markings showing minimum, maximum, or other values. Clicking on one of these markings will automatically move the knob directly to that value.
Returning a Knob to its Default Value
To return a Knob to its default value, simply hold down the Option key on Mac or the Alt key on PC, then click on the control. Alternatively, you can double-click the knob for the same result.
Viewing a Knob’s Exact Value
To view the exact numerical value of a control, you can:
- Click on the knob’s title (for example, Dry/Wet or Detune)
- Hold down the Control key and click on the knob.
- Right-click the knob itself.
To show the title again, just repeat one of the above actions.
Adjusting a Knob with Fine Control
To get finer control over knob values, hold down the Shift key on Mac or Windows while dragging the mouse.
Disabling Preset Changes on a Knob (Parameter Lock)
When auditioning presets, it can be useful to keep a parameter control knob’s value from responding to preset values, especially for things like the Wet/Dry mix value. To do this, click on a knob while pressing the Control and Option/Alt keys. The title of the knob will turn Red to indicate that it won’t change its value when loading presets. You can still tweak the knob with the mouse when it is "Locked". This state is not saved with the session, so next time, you can decide if you want it back on or not.