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Best approach to name presets?

Apr 20 2014 | 2:19 pm

I want to be able to name/rename presets and manage them with the Pattrstorage object.

So far the object that allows me to name/rename items is the Umenu object.

If I modify Umenu’s itmes using messages in Max, changes are persistent, all works as expected… but if I do the same within Ableton, changes to preset names are lost after reloading the project.

Is there some way I can keep those changes to the Umenu within Ableton Live?

Is this the best approach to have presets renamed?
Note that I don’t want to use external files (i.e. .json data files)


Apr 20 2014 | 6:56 pm

as first guess, you’ll need to either store a preset as external file, or resave m4l patcher after changing preset. Or is there a solution to embed in live session ?

Apr 20 2014 | 7:13 pm

I think I will store the individual ascii chars on individual live.number objects, so they will save automatically and without using external files.

Apr 21 2014 | 9:08 pm

I asked a very similar question in this post.

I think using parameter mode with the dict object saves the data without using an external file.

Apr 23 2014 | 4:54 am

Indeed Mike, is the approach I’m using now.


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