mod dwarf user here, mostly focused on guitar!
As for me this is a must-have feature, I wanted to describe a simple workaround I found.
First, I explain why the proposed solutions don’t work for me:
- switchboxes: It’s very limited in terms of things that you can activate/deactivate simultaneously. I couldn’t for example bypass a pre-amp and two post-amp effect simultaneously.
- Snapshots: Are OK for offline rehearsal, but to play live you may want to jump from one sound to the other without iterating (and listening) through the snapshots in between (maybe this could be easily done with an external midi controller?). Also, I find annoying that if you want to modify a parameter jointly for all the snapshots, you have to save them one by one.
My solution consists of two plugins:
Control to CV (control = 5V) → CV attenuator booster (multiplier = -1)
You can map the CV attenuator booster bypass button to a foot switch, so that it outputs a binary control signal (-5/+5v). After this, you have to activate the checkbox at the output of the CV attenuator booster and give it a name. Finally, on each effect that you want to control, you can “assign to” CV and select the name of your control signal.
I understand that it’s difficult to track everything being controlled, but in my case I use it mostly for bypassing guitar effects and the on/off led helps me with that.
Also, as the last answer has more than 3 years, I assume that there should be a better way of doing this now. Hope this helps, but also let me know if there are better ways to do this