Saving pluggo presets in max msp

May 5, 2008 at 2:13pm

Saving pluggo presets in max msp


Im trying to use pluggo vst plugins in max msp. but i cant seem to save presets.

when i change parameters in the vst plugin and switch between presets they DO auto save, but when i close and re-open max msp, the presets revert back to the original ones saved with the plugin.

i have searched the manual with words like ‘save’ and ‘preset’ but i cant find any more info.

Is there a way to save the preset bank or something?

please help me!

im running max 4.6 with the pluggo jr plugins
OSX 10.4.11


May 5, 2008 at 7:07pm

Preset data from vst~ is not saved automatically. You will need to roll some kind of mechanism to save the state of the parameters.

You can query parameters with the get message and see the parameter data out the 4th outlet of vst~.

Also, some vst plugins save their parameter data as “chunks”. Currently in MaxMSP we do not support way of saving chunk data, however this is planned for a future release of MaxMSP.

An advantage of Max 5, with greater limits set on list length, is that VST plugs with more than 256 parameters can be managed simply using messages and the zl objects.

There have been a bunch of different patches for doing this sort of thing posted to this list over the years.



May 5, 2008 at 8:26pm

Thankyou. i guess i will try extracting the data and compiling my own presets!


May 5, 2008 at 8:59pm

Also – you can save and read preset bank files from vst~ as well. Maybe that’s a little more straightforward. It’s all in the vst~ help file


Sep 5, 2012 at 6:35pm

Is the chunk option supported in Max 6?

I wanted to use a product called Metaplugin but apparently it requires vsts to save their data in “chunk” format.



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