The Catalog is Patchboard’s default view. It gives you an overview of all the patches in Patchboard’s database, and tools for searching through them and pulling them up in your DAW.
- Quick filter lists populated with all the metadata from your patches. Only metadata that exists on a patch will appear here. If you press an item, it will show only the patches which match that metadata.
For more information, see the Intro to Patchboard’s UI to learn more about quick filters.
This list shows you all the patches in your Catalog or all the track in your Project, depending on the view (see 4). It displays the patch’s name and some relevant metadata.
Pressing any patch or track will instantly jump to the corresponding track in your DAW and record-enable it. This allows you to quickly call up tracks that you’ve found in Patchboard without having to hunt around your project.
Right-clicking or pressing and holding a patch will bring up a context menu with additional options for editing, favoriting, grouping and deleting patches.
The link indicator tells you whether the patch is linked to a track in the currently open project. A broken, red link means the patch is not linked to a track in the current project. A grey, complete link means that it is. If you press the link indicator, you can quickly link (or re-link) the patch to a track in the current project.
Whenever a track is record armed, there will also be a pulsing record indicator. Pressing the record indicator will disarm the track.