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  • That is excellent info John.  Thanks!
  • If you option drag a processor in the processor chain list it makes a copy of it.
  • Is it possible to duplicate processors in the processor chain?  I've got a processor that I'd like to duplicate and edit by hand and was wondering if that's possible without having to either export/import a preset or drag one over from the processor library and editing by hand.
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How to emulate the old MSG Evolver ArtMapper in SA V5.

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