I am looking into Max, as an alternative to Usine. The first issue I've encountered that doesn't seem to have a correlary in Max deals with how I load Kontakt patches.
Usine has a preset manager that will save the entire state of a VST plugin, not just the settings of its parameters. In the case of Kontakt, I can load an NKM, and store a preset for the patch containing Kontakt, then load another NKM, and store the state of the patch to another preset. When I switch presets, the appropriate NKM is loaded. This is great for live use, as even with 8 gb in my computer, I don't have room for all the sample starts for all the sounds I like to have access to live. Actually if Usine were 64 bit, (is max?) I might actually have enough room. But it's nice to keep adding presets and know I will never run out of RAM.....
Has anyone built anything like this for Max? It seems possible, but doesn't look like something the pattr object can handle. And AFAIK the complete VST state is not something that is exposed by the vst~ object.
Thanks in advance for any clues!