Does the searchpath need to point directly to the folder containing audio – if not – how high up in the tree can it point.
I guess haveing my documents in the search patch would not be accurate enough.
Folders in the Max search path are searched recursively.
Nota Bene: The full search path is built at *launch* time. Drag a new folder into, say, externals/ while Max is running, and you won’t have joy until you Quit & Restart.
The folder containing a patch is implicitly added to the search path when you open the patch, but sub-folders of this one are not added. Many have found this to be a PITA, but requests to modify this behavior have not been well-received (to put it mildly).
I wasn’t aware of that last part…It wasn’t well-received? I don’t mind a great deal, but i thought it was something Cycling hadn’t dome because of tech issues of because of lazyness. If they’re against it, why not make it an option?
You can make something yourself that adds subfolders to the searchpath (recursing should also be possible, but i never tried that). Example: