2: Cubase Studio 4
3: Trying to load patches in KarmaFX that you have deleted from the Patches folder (but showing up in KarmaFX due to the index.txt inconsistency) causes Cubase to stop functioning.
User inflicted, but still a crash which can ruin an entire project if you haven't recently pressed the save button in your host. I think KarmaFX just needs an algorithm so it doesn't crash when you try to load nonexistent patches. I bet it'd be easy to add.sync wrote:well its rather a user inflicted bahaviour. why do you delete patches from a folder (externaly) for an active program - its somewhat as is/as expected.
Oh yes, and KarmaFX does not have to be active as you claim. This is because of the index.txt system that KarmaFX uses which I really like, by the way.
But that said, generally, manually editing the index and the files in the banks is not something I recommend that you do. What is it you want to achieve ? I agree that it is currently not possible to delete patches from within the synth. But you can, e.g., create a new bank and copy existing patches from other banks into this bank, all from inside the synth!
If you don't know what you are doing, manual disk editing might leave you with a bank where the patch files and the index file are out of sync, potentially causing all kinds of weird problems! However, if you know what you're doing, hacking the files and index isn't hard at all, and was of course made this simple for the exact same reason. But if you break the synth this way, it does not really classify as a bug. However, as said, crashes should always be avoided, so I will investigate.
I'm still getting unexplained crashes from KarmaFX but I haven't been able to reproduce them. Actually, recently I had KarmaFX crash a few times in a row for the same reason, but suddenly it stopped crashing. I didn't know what to report.
I agree.Argitoth wrote:...but any crash that can be avoided is one more point in all-round stability of a synth.
hmm.. does not sound good.Argitoth wrote:I'm still getting unexplained crashes from KarmaFX but I haven't been able to reproduce them. Actually, recently I had KarmaFX crash a few times in a row for the same reason, but suddenly it stopped crashing. I didn't know what to report.
Please let me know which patch you were using/editing and in what host (if different from "Cubase Studio 4").