I decided as part of building a new PC (Windows 10 Pro) to buy a new license for SF Pro 12. I thought it would be a simple and easy transition, but it has not been.
I use Waves plug-ins a lot and I tend to love automating FX parameters such as a high-pass filter frequency to give myself some really smooth DJ mixes by cutting out the lows of one of the tracks (or swapping one for the other part-way through) - a trick Darude posted online years ago.
In SF Pro 10, doing this was really easy. You used to be able to load the plug-in chainer using the button next to the play button in the file, then select your plug-in chain (in this case just Waves Q3 Stereo) and on the right side you'd see the parameters you want to automate.
I would automate "Band 1 Frq" by ticking the check box to turn it on. Then I would draw my curve in the file (i.e. from 375 Hz down to the low of 16 Hz from like the start of the file to 15 seconds later for example - 8 bars at 128 bpm). Once I like my FX parameter automation settings for the high-pass filter, I would just click on the button that is two buttons over from the play button in the plug-in chainer (looks like a gray box behind a "check box").
It is not so easy in SF Pro 12 though. I manage to get to this point:
I get stuck here. I've tried to go to FX Favourites > Apply Plug-in Chain ... and then select the same chain I used in the screenshot above, but when I click OK I either get no effect or I get the full effect but not "automated" (i.e. the high pass filter at the non-automated setting, thus cutting the frequencies for the entire selection, rather than automating the filter upwards or downwards in the frequency range as the curve would demonstrate).
What should I do?
btw, I don't have issues in terms of amount of RAM or CPU as I'm built the specs to be a workhorse, not your typical "light use" PC.
Is there any way I can do in SF Pro 12 what I used to in SF Pro 10 and actually make it work?