There are a few parameters that affect the operation of Mobius regardless of which Preset or MIDI Configuration is active. These are called global parameters. To set global parameters, pull down the Configuration
menu and select the Global Parameters...
- Quick Save File
- The location of the file where the current loop is saved when selecting the Save Quick menu item from the File Menu. This should be an absolute path name including a drive letter. If this is a relative path, it will be relative to the Mobius installation directory, which by default is:
The name must not include the .wav extension. The actual name of the file will be derived from the specified name plus a number to make the name unique. This allows you to use the Save Quick item several times without overwriting the file containing the previous loop that was saved.
- Noise Floor
- Determines the minimum signal level that is considered to be "interesting" content when overdubbing. This is used in the implementation of what the EDP calls "auto undo". While overdub is on and new content is added to the loop, a new layer is generated at the end of each iteration through the loop. If the new content is below the noise floor however, a new layer is not generated. This allows you to leave overdub on and listen to the loop a few times without having unnecessary layers generated on each iteration.
- Fade Frames
- Mobius performs a cross fade whenever playback must change abruptly such as when performing an unquantized loop switch, replace, or unrounded multiply. This value is the length of the fade in audio frames.
This is necessary to prevent "snapping" or "clicking" sounds during playback caused by sudden changes in sample level. Setting the number of fade frames to zero will remove all cross fade processing. This can result in audible clicks which are generally undesirable but can sometimes be used as a rhythmic effect. Setting the value too high can result in audible "pumping" or "breathing" which is also undesirable but might be used as an effect.
- Drift Resync Frames
- The number of frames Mobius will allow a loop to drift out of sync with a master clock when using one of the synchronization modes. When the drift is greater than this number of frames, the loop is retriggered to bring it back into alignment with the master clock. See the Drift Retrigger section for details.
- Save Project Layers
- When checked, complete layer histories are saved with a project. By default, only the most recent layer is saved. Saving layer histories can be interesting if you want to know more about how Mobius manages memory, but is normally undesirable as it requires more disk space. BUG:There are problems restoring projects saved with layers, avoid for now.
- Monitor Audio Input
- Causes the audio input for the active track to be sent immediately to the audio output device. This can be used to monitor the signal being sent to Mobius if you are not monitoring using an external mixer or the sound card. This is normally done only if you are using Mobius as a VST plugin, and only if your sound card supports ASIO drivers.
- 16 Bit Wave Files
- When checked, Mobius will save all audio content as 16-bit integers. If not checked, audio is stored as 32-bit floating point numbers. 32-bit is generally preferred, but not all audio applications are able to open 32-bit files.
- Group and Focus Lock Functions
- Specifies which functions and scripts are sensitive to the track group and focus lock settings. If a function or script name does not appear in the panel on the right, it will be performed only in the selected track.
- Modes Ignoring Secondary Feedback
- Specifes the loop modes during which the Secondary Feedback control will not be active. This is an advanced parameter that is used when the Interface Mode parameter is set to Expert or Stutter. Normally all recording modes are subject to Secondary Feedback when using these interface modes.