VFX Color Mapper

When VFX (voice effects) Color Mapper is used in Patcher, up to 16 independent generators/instruments (or groups of generators) may be controlled from the 16 note colors of the Piano roll.


In most cases there's no need to adjust the Voice output or Color mappings. Simply add VFX Color Mapper to the Patcher project by dragging from the Browser > Effects > Voice category and drop on the Patcher Map. For fast linking drop on the Events link into the plugin you would like to control.

Voice Output

VFX Color Mapper sends 'voice' data, note and note related events, to linked plugins. A voice port is conceptually similar to a MIDI channel except that it is limited to note data including note related properties (Pan, Velocity, Mod X, Mod Y & Fine Pitch).


Color mapping changes the note color associated with a voice as it passes through VFX Color Mapper. Why would you want to do that? Some note colors are used by certain plugins for special purposes. For example, note color 16 controls filter cutoff frequency in Harmless. So if color 16 was re-mapped to voice port 1, you may also decide to remap color 16 to color 1 to avoid it being used as a special purpose color by Harmless. Or you may like to work with colors 1, 5, 9 and 13 as they are most distinguishable, but want 13 to act as special note color 16 and so remap it.

Working with VFX Color Mapper

To connect a plugin to VFX Color Mapper, generally it's easiest to drag from the plugins event input port to the middle of VFX Color mapper to expose the pop-up ports available.

NOTES: A single Voice output may be routed to as many instrument/generator inputs as desired. To activate all Voice outputs - Right-click VFX Color Mapper to open Outputs > Events > Activate all.

Control up to 16 separate plugins (or plugin groups) with VFX Color Mapper.