I recently reformatted my computer. While I backed up all my old projects, I forgot to backup all the ANA 2 presets I created.
When I load up my old projects and play the track, at first ANA 2 is able to play the originally saved preset. However, when I try to open ANA 2 to modify the preset I created, it immediately changes from the patch I created back to the initial “A Beautiful Dread Lead” patch.
My guess is that ANA “panics” after it cannot find the original preset in the User folder. In case it helps, I used the same version of ANA 2 before and after the format–version 2.0.94.
Hmm, I’m afraid that if you had saved User Presets but forgot to backup your User Presets folder from your previous installation, then ANA 2 can’t reload those presets any more.
Let’s say you load a Factory preset, tweak a few settings and do not save the preset using the “Save As” option within ANA 2 and saved your DAW project → When reopening the Project, ANA 2 should recall it’s settings.
But if you’ve used the 'Save as" option, then a new .SndPR Preset file would have been saved into your User Presets folder. If this folder was not backup from your previous installation, then they are now lost and ANA 2 will revert to the default preset since it can’t find those .SndPR files now.
Hi Tekalight, my apologies for replying back a couple weeks later. I just found out that I was hired for a second job, so I’ve been backed up and put everything music related to the side while I adjust.
Just to answer your question, I am currently using Sonic Academy V2.0.994 (not the Slate Digital version). Additionally, I am on Windows 10 Home.
To provide some clarification, what bryan_spence mentioned was actually exactly my issue. When I open my project, ANA 2 is able to recall the last tweaks I did to a preset just fine. I’m able to play my project with the sound I created. However, once I open the GUI to edit, ANA 2 reverts back to default rather than letting me tweak away.