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The Presets View

Actually, there are two presets views, a list view and a grid view. You can toggle between these two views by tapping at the User Presets toolbar icon.

As the presets are stored in files, they can be moved to iCloud. Attention: For Sounding Presets, and for presets that refer to images (as decorations of preset buttons in the User Presets grid view), you also need to move the corresponding audio and image files to iCloud if you would like to use these presets on another device.

The User Presets list view

This view is extremely simple. It is just an alphabetical list of the reverb presets that you have saved by tapping Save in the Parameters view or by selecting Create Sounding Preset for an audio file in the Files view. Long-tap to get an action menu with the following options:

Furthermore, there are the usual iCloud options, and you can swipe to the left to delete the preset. Simply tap an entry to load the preset. For a Sounding Preset, this starts a playback of the corresponding audio file. If the Sounding Preset includes reverb parameters, then beforehand these reverb parameters are installed, but only if no other Sounding Preset is already playing. While Sounding Presets are playing, the top left of the view shows a stop sign. As you might have expected, you can finish the playback by tapping this button.

Presets whose reverb settings coincide with the currently activ settings are indicated with a checkmark. The detail text of each preset shows information about the reverb parameters (if the preset contains reverb settings), the linkage to an audio file (if the preset is a Sounding Preset), the label and image for preset buttons (if these are set), and the MIDI control configuration of the preset (if MIDI is activated in the Settings view and the preset has MIDI control information:

The User Presets grid view

To use the functionality of this view, you need to perform the in-app purchase "Preset Buttons".

The User Presets grid view can hold any number of pages, where each page is built of a 3×3 grid. The user can place preset buttons at the positions of these grids. Browse through the pages by swiping horizontally. The view title gives some orientation about the current page. For example, the title ○○●○ means that there are four pages, the third page being current. The action menu at the top right of the view offers the possibility to add more pages and to remove the current page.

The following must be understood: In this view you do not create presets, but you create buttons for existing presets. More than one button can be created for the same preset, on the same or on different pages. Removing a button does not delete the preset. However, the button data is stored in the preset. Consequently you cannot create two buttons with different labels or images for one preset. Instead, you need to create two presets, each with its own label or image, and then use one preset for one button and the other for the other button.

If you work with several devices and create a button on device 1 with preset A and a button on device 2 with preset B, both at the same position, and then synchronise preset A and B via iCloud, then you get a situation where two buttons are placed at the same position. It is undefined which button will be displayed in this case, so better avoid to do this.

At the beginning, there are no buttons defined. Grid positions with undefined buttons have a dashed border:

Tapping or long-tapping an empty grid position gives you an action menu for adding a button at this position by selecting a preset. Tapping a button loads its preset, long-tapping a button lets you remove this button.

The look of a button depends on its preset's properties:

Buttons with presets whose reverb parameters match the currently active reverb are displayed with a red border.

For Sounding Presets, the behaviour is as described in the User Presets list view: Reverb parameters get established only when no other Sounding Preset is playing, and while Sounding Presets are playing, there is a stop button in the right top of the view that lets you finish the playback at any time.

Starting with Thafknar 5.1, there is an expansion button in the bottom right of the view. This is for changing to full screen mode which shows only the preset buttons and a contraction button for returning to the normal view. There is no edit functionality in the full screen mode and no pages display at the top, but you can still swipe horizontally to change pages. The full screen mode is not allowed during recording.