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Max 6 abstraction question/request

November 27, 2012 | 8:14 am

I was just wondering if there was a way to add a description to abstractions when they come up in the autocomplete menu? In the attached image, you can see one of my abstractions (‘taptempo-average’), is it possible to add a description? If not, can this be a feature in the future?


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December 31, 2013 | 12:31 pm


January 1, 2014 | 6:30 am

I don’t see a single abstraction with a description in any of the autocomplete windows… even third-party externals. I agree it would be nice though.

For now you might consider using the File Browser feature. It allows you to edit metadata for all of your patches, sort by and search for your custom metadata and save custom searches for quick access. You can drag and drop abstractions from browser to patch too.

January 1, 2014 | 9:59 am

Hm, thanks though. What are the digest and description attributes actually then(in patcher inspector)? Is this something to come? Or do these show up somewhere?

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