[PD] Preset management for Pd Vanilla

Albert Rafetseder albert.rafetseder+pd at univie.ac.at
Thu Jan 21 09:35:58 CET 2021

Re this half of your email:

> So I'm here to ask what people use in Pd Vanilla, be
> it a pure vanilla solution or an external.

Reporting from a noob-user perspective, I have used acre's ds (data
storage) since it is included in VRR (Virtual Rehearsal Room) for preset


AFAICT, it does what it says on the tin. It saves presets as plain text
files (which I appreciate for versioning), and allows for complex
scenes/programs to be stored, with namespaces and remote control and

I didn't try to include acre/ds in my own patches yet.

One detail:

> Once you save the patch, the presets you saved get stored in
> the patch.

I think acre/ds handles that differently: You'd do an explicit save into
a separate file that you choose.

> You can check what's up in my repository for more details...
> https://github.com/porres/pd-else/blob/master/Classes/Abstractions/preset.pd

Thanks for sharing, much appreciated!

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