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optimal pattr setup

May 25 2006 | 8:33 pm

OK, I’m new to using the pattr family, and looking for tips on optimal setup.

I have a main patch, which contains several UI objects. It also
contains several bpatchers, each of which also contains UI objects,
and further bpatchers and UI objects. Like this:

Main Patch

My desire is to be able to use pattrstorage to recall presets.
However, I want to be able to have some presets recall *all* UI
object states (UI-1 through UI-7), but for other presets to *only*
recall sets of UI object settings within one or more of the bpatchers
(for example, just UI-4 and UI-5, or just UI-6 and UI-7).

Do I do this with pattrstorage? Do I use multiple pattrstorage’s,
one in each of the bpatchers?


Dan Nigrin
Defective Records
202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X

May 26 2006 | 3:10 pm

I would be very interested in the answer to this as well.
Surely there are experienced pattr users out there that can
answer this. It would be useful to know the proper method
of doing things.


May 26 2006 | 3:18 pm

I would use one pattrstorage per sub-preset group you wanna be able to coutrol. Then use the greedy attribute with the top patchers pattrstorage.

If you want UI-6 & 7 to be linked you could place both b-patchers in another bpatcher and put the pattrstorage here instead.

take a look at for structural ideas..

May 26 2006 | 3:49 pm

Thanks Brian, very helpful, I will give it a shot. Also, I presume
you meant , right?


Dan Nigrin
Defective Records
202 Hack / PC-1600 User / VSTi Host / OMS Convert / Jack OS X

May 27 2006 | 11:11 am

yes,that is what i meant :)

pretty weird, i’ve used it since the beginning and have always read it as Jamona. One should think that me looking at this word everyday should make me realize, but no.

May 27 2006 | 12:22 pm

hehe ! Don’t feel alone, I just realized, I read it ‘Janoma’…

That said, that reminds me that I should really take some time to
have a proper look at it.



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