amxd gene info

    Jan 25 2010 | 6:57 pm
    i've slowly been porting some of my max patches into m4l
    however, at some stage the situation has arisen whereby my M4L vanilla (starting point) patch has acquired audio plugin genes and no matter what i put in there (or can see from the patcher inspector) it loads as an audio (ie post-instrument effect) - even when there is *nothing* in the patcher !! the storage location does not come into this even copying the contents of a midi tutorial patcher into the empty patcher makes no difference
    i also now have a midi gene patch (deliberately started from a max midi effect)
    anyway, Q) How does one tell / alter the underlying mode ? I can't see anything
    cheers s
    suite 8.1.1 max 5.1.2 on Intel Mac (Tiger)

    • Jan 25 2010 | 10:29 pm
      There is no way to change what type of device (audio,instrument,midi effect) a given amxd file is. To switch device type, you will need to create a new device and copy/paste.
      Best, Andrew B.
    • Jan 26 2010 | 10:09 am
      Cheers, Oh well, I can see why it'd be useful to 'ensure' a patcher loads correctly. It just puts the onus on the programmer to start from the correct foundation. Not too problematic, but a shame it is not reported/changeable. Maybe something to drop into the help file for clarity ! Thanks