Greetings, Friends in Scaler!
The discussion the other day about a standalone version of Scaler leading to recommendation of Tone2’s NanoHost minimalist VST shell had me play more with Scaler in the NanoHost app. It turns out Nanohost lets you save Scaler state as MIDI standard patches in .fxb / .fxp format (program banks & patches) files, which then can be read by DAWs.
This explanatory snapshot is taken from within Nanohost…
So if you save certain Scaler configurations in Nanohost (Scaler itself does not seem to offer that capability yet - the native Scaler preset saves in a custom XML format), you can manage the presets in your DAW’s preset browser, such as for example in Bitwig…
This should also make Scaler presets easily exchangable across DAWs. This of course also works with the Scaler native XML files, but people familiar with their DAW might already do that .fxp/.fxb based process and it might fit better into their workflow - plus, you see Scaler patches integrated with all your other plugin presets.
In Ableton it looks like this:
Seems like Nanohost stores the preset files by default in the VST directory, but you can customize that to your liking.