Showing plugin preset name on rackspace panel?

Maybe this is a general Plugin topic. Today I was trying to get the current preset name of a Arturia B3 (e.g. “Jazz Organ”) or a Korg Triton (e.g. “M1 Organ”) and show it by a text or tape label widget. But it seems, that the plugins do not provide this information (or I have the wrong understanding…).

How would you readout a preset name of any instrument (or FX) plugin and show it on your panel?


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When a plugin does not provide this information as a parameter, I think it will not be possible.

Hm, I’ve not seen any plugin providing this information at all :thinking:

So I have to do this manually :frowning:

I’m currently in the process of duplicating some rackspaces, where the main difference is the name of the used plugin preset - so it would be helpful to show this automatically to get an better overview.

I also don’t see an approach to do this by GPscript :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


Why not just use a text widget and write down the preset name?
Or do you change presets on the fly?

It’s possible to show the GP rackspace name automatically in a text label widget using GP Script e.g. so if you duplicate a rackspace and change its name - the widget will automatically update.

That’s the way I will go now. But I also know myself: I definitely will change a preset in the future and not manually sync my label widget :wink:

I don’t change on the fly - but sometimes I’m browsing through my rackspaces to find something similar, so this could visually help…

OK, thx, good to know - maybe I could need this in future. But currently I don’t need the rackspace name to show up on a widget, but the name of a plugin preset…

It’s very rare (at least in my plugins) but if it exposes its preset names to the host, then GP Script can read them. If you use the GP menu in the top-right of the plugin window, and you can see preset names listed e.g.

Otherwise, you’re out of luck.


I don’t type in the preset name. I type in the name of the song, which exactly matches the same song as stored in my iPad. So when I call up say “Vincent”, Then GP automatically changes to the correct rackspace and “Vincent” shows on the GP main page

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