[PD] re: state saving

David NG McCallum d at mentalfloss.ca
Fri Nov 28 11:10:46 CET 2003


Actually, I'd also come to the same idea of using Pool to cover my state 
saving. The only problem was that Pool saved in a path relative to the 
Pd dir and I needed it to save relative to the patch dir, but I think 
that's being changed.

I've currently got a really ugly (but it works!) method for saving 
abstraction states in files in the path of whatever parent patch is 
making use of the abstractions. This way each of your patches can have 
unique state settings. I've got a modular mixer strip setup that makes 
heavy use of this.

Interesting with what you've done about using one file to hold the 
settings for multiple abstractions, though... I'll have to think more 
about that... Actually, that's going to be awesome. You could have *all* 
possible drum settings all stored in just one settings file... hmmmm... 
Good work, Frank. :)

. David McCallum
.  Music wants to be free
. http://mentalfloss.ca/sintheta

Frank Barknecht wrote:
> So all saving of all used patches can be done in a central place. Dave
> MacCallum had to overcome a lot of ugly obstacles to do largely the
> same just with builtin objects in his reworked d-angriff patches and a
> lot of other patches, but with pool it's so much more simple, that
> it's worth the extra external. Dave, don't you agree after seeing the
> attached example?

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