This is a vocabulary for LV2 plugin presets, that is, named sets of control values and possibly other state. The structure of a Preset is deliberately identical to that of an lv2:Plugin, and can be thought of as a plugin template or overlay.

Presets may be defined in any bundle, including the plugin's bundle, separate third party preset bundles, or user preset bundles saved by hosts. Since preset data tends to be large, it is recommended that plugins describe presets in a separate file(s) to avoid slowing down hosts. The manifest.ttl of a bundle containing presets should list them like so:

eg:mypreset
    a             pset:Preset ;
    lv2:appliesTo eg:myplugin ;
    rdfs:seeAlso  <mypreset.ttl> .

Index

ClassesProperties

Classes

Bank

Class
LabelBank
In range ofbank

A bank of presets.

Restriction on rdfs:label
owl:someValuesFrom xsd:string
A Bank MUST have at least one string rdfs:label.

Preset

Class
LabelPreset
Subclass oflv2:PluginBase
In domain ofbank
In range ofpreset

A preset for an LV2 plugin.

The structure of a Preset deliberately mirrors that of a plugin, so existing predicates can be used to describe any data associated with the preset. For example:

@prefix eg: <http://example.org/> .

eg:mypreset
    a pset:Preset ;
    rdfs:label "One louder" ;
    lv2:appliesTo eg:myplugin ;
    lv2:port [
        lv2:symbol "volume1" ;
        pset:value 11.0
    ] , [
        lv2:symbol "volume2" ;
        pset:value 11.0
    ] .

A Preset SHOULD have at least one lv2:appliesTo property. Each Port on a Preset MUST have at least a lv2:symbol property and a value property.

Hosts SHOULD save user presets to a bundle in the user-local LV2 directory (for example ~/.lv2) with a name like &lt;Plugin_Name&gt;_&lt;Preset_Name&gt;.preset.lv2 (for example LV2_Amp_At_Eleven.preset.lv2), where names are transformed to be valid LV2 symbols for maximum compatibility.

Restriction on rdfs:label
owl:someValuesFrom xsd:string
A Preset MUST have at least one string rdfs:label.

Properties

bank

Property
Labelbank
DomainPreset
RangeBank
TypeObject Property

The bank this preset belongs to.

preset

Property
Labelpreset
Domainlv2:PluginBase
RangePreset
TypeObject Property

The preset currently applied to a plugin instance.

Specifies the preset currently applied to a plugin instance. This property may be useful for saving state, or notifying a plugin instance at run-time about a preset change.

value

Property
Labelvalue
Domainlv2:PortBase
TypeDatatype Property

The value of a port in a preset.

This property is used in a similar way to lv2:default.

History

Version 2.8 (2012-10-14)
  • Use consistent label style.
  • Add preset banks.
Version 2.6 (2012-04-17)
  • Add pset:preset property for describing the preset currently applied to a plugin instance.
  • Remove pset:appliesTo property, use lv2:appliesTo instead.
  • Merge with unified LV2 package.
Version 2.2 (2011-11-21)
  • Update packaging.
  • Improve documentation.
Version 2.0 (2010-10-04)
  • Initial release.