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Wire Tags allow you to simplify wiring in the Processing Map. The concept of wire tags is similar that of a single channel bus: you can create a Source Wire Tag that receives a single audio channel and then create one or more Destination Wire Tags that let you connect that audio channel to other nodes in your Processing Map. A set of wire tags allows you to connect an audio output node to any set of audio input nodes without needing to wire between these nodes with long or complex wire connections. This is especially useful when the nodes are relatively far apart from each other in the Processing Map.
As introduced above, Halogen includes two types of wire tags: Source and Destination.
A source wire tag provides an input node for an audio connection that you can use with one or more destination wire tags. The source wire tag also provides the name for the set of source and associated destination wire tags that use the connected audio channel. The source wire tag provides the properties to set the font and background color for all wire tags in the associated set. A set of wire tags for a single audio channel can have only one source wire tag.
note: The name, font color and background color are used for all wire tags in a set. This includes the source wire tag and all destination wire tags that are associated with the source.
To reposition a source wire tag in the processing map, hover over a blank area of the wire tag, click, and drag the wire tag to the new position. There is always a small blank region just after the name on a source wire tag.
Destination Wire Tags allow you to wire the audio channel connected to a source wire tag to a block input node in the processing map. This type of wire tag provides an output node for the audio connection, a control to duplicate the wire tag, and a drop down control for selecting the source wire tag.
note: You can only use wire tags once in a given signal path. This means that you cannot wire an output node of a destination wire tag to the input node of a source wire tag.
Each destination wire tag is associated with a single source wire tag. To change the association, hover your mouse over the destination wire tag then click on the drop-down arrow that appears just to the left of the output node. Select the desired source wire tag from the list:
note: After you change a wire tag association, the destination wire tag obtains the same name and color settings as the associated source wire tag.
To reposition a destination wire tag in the processing map, hover over wire tag's name, click, and drag the wire tag to the new position.
You can use wire tags to simplify your processing map by reducing the number of wires, especially for connections that are relatively far apart. You can also clarify the wire tag connections by color coding the wire tags so you can easily find them in a complex configuration. The following is an example of what you can do:
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