Embedding abstractions in patch files

    Jan 05 2010 | 2:05 pm
    Apologies for the newbie question, but I'm unsure about the best way to neatly package up a patch that contains references to external patch files. I have a simple patch that refers to a single external patch, and I'd like to be able to share it with others without too much hassle.
    Any tips?

    • Jan 05 2010 | 2:36 pm
      I think the simplest way is to put all abstractions you need in the same folder as your main patch and share the whole folder
      give a friendly name to the entry patch like "_MAIN" or something similar to help people to see it
      if you are using a lot of abstractions it could be better to put them in another folder but you will have to add this folder to your max search paths list
      I hope this helps (and hope my english is understandable...)
    • Jan 05 2010 | 3:33 pm
      If you have a larger project, you should look into "collectives". For something like what you mention, though, I often end up just copy and pasting the abstraction into a patcher object. It would be nice if there was an option to save abstraction (and js scripts) with the patcher, like with colls.
    • Jan 05 2010 | 6:26 pm
      if it's for maxforlive, maybe just freeze your device.
    • Jan 05 2010 | 11:09 pm
      Thanks for the replies, everyone. Since I am indeed using Max for Live, the best solution for me was freezing the device. Now I know what that button's for! =)