Scenes, Songs, and Setlists

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Scenes, Songs, and Setlists

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Forte's most defining feature is the ability to organize plugins for performance.  Organizing plugin settings into repeatable sets of sounds is what sets Forte apart from Digital Audio Workstations.


The most basic unit of performance is a "scene."  A scene is created as a snapshot of the current rack at a particular point in time.  See What's in a Scene.


Note that the Program Change remap is not included in a Scene. Scenes may be optionally changed using incoming MIDI program changes. When this feature is enabled, MIDI Program Remap does not work because the program change messages are used to change scenes instead of being remapped and sent to the instruments.



How Rack Changes Affect Scenes

It is likely that you will add or remove modules, buses, or effects from your rack after you have created some scenes.  When a Scene is used:
Any new Instrument Module the scene does not recognize will be muted. This is to preserve as much as possible the sound that was generated by the scene. To integrate the sound of the new module into a scene, unmute and configure it and then update the scene in the Setlist Manager, or by pressing [CTRL]+[U].
Any new Audio Effect the scene does not recognize will be placed into the bypass state.
If modules or effects have been removed, the scene will skip them and silently update itself to remove the unused data. This will happen even if the scene is protected in the Setlist Manager.


Managing Scenes and Building Sets

See Setlist and Scenes Editor for details on how to manage scenes, songs, and setlists.