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Where do the patches go, & how are they called up in Ableton?

frustrated. Very Frustrated.

Apparently, some combination of Ableton and MacOS makes the presets fail to load. I haven't been able to reproduce this yet.

The workaround is to make your presets folder by hand. Make a folder ~/Library/Audio/Presets/Madrona Labs/Aalto . This is the one that Live should be making for you. Then put all the .aupreset files from the "Aalto 1.1 presets " directory in there. The Aalto patches show up in the Plug-in Devices menu in Live.

It's gonna be OK.

Please tell me your Ableton and MacOS versions!

Thanks Randy! I put the presets in the appropriate folder & the synth sounds great (which is why I bought it in the first place) I'm running OS X 10.6.4 w 8 gb RAM. My Ableton is 8.1.5. There is a major bug, at least for me-if I change ANY parameter of a preset, the sound cuts out. When I select the preset again, it's fine-move ANY parameter-silence. Need more presets! Or a bugfix. Sounds great BTW.

p.s. Some of the presets are a bit CPU hungry?

Wow. I have not heard of this one before and can't duplicate it here-- this morning I fixed an automation bug and changed params many many times. And I am on Ableton 8.1.5

Try starting with an empty Live document, and put a fresh Aalto in it (click the Aalto with the little AU picture, not one of the presets) then bring the GATE level dial up. Does that work? Then click the arrows in the Device frame to hot-swap presets.

If all else fails and you are brave you could try Live 8.2, out today.

It's no secret Aalto is a huge CPU hog. I am addressing this with the next update.