V0.3.23: not seeing chooser folder

Hello! I was just putting some older lua files into the chooser folder of the latest firmware - doesnt pick them up for some reason

Maybe this is since the last GUI refresh? row rather than column listed unit

I don’t think that has worked since 0.3, so a the moment, you have to actually insert an empty CU, then load a preset into it. I’m thinking @odevices was going to come up with another way to do this at some point in the future.

That’s right. The chooser folder has been deprecated since v0.3. Expect a smoother integration of presets and unit selection in v0.4.


Thanks! I thought that might be the case. Smooth is always good :sunglasses:

aghhhh!!! The suspense!!! :smiley:


Sorry if I’m missing this, but where should we put custom units in the meantime?

You can put them anywhere. The presets/custom-unit folder that it defaults to is probably a good choice.

At the moment though, you’ll need to insert a new custom unit, use load preset from the unit header menu, and browse to where the preset is saved.

The old 0.2 behavior was that if you put the preset file in the chooser folder, it would appear in the insert menu along with the native units. But that is deprecated in 0.3.

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Thanks for the response Joe, I appreciate it.

I think I’m going about it correctly—

  1. I add a new custom unit;
  2. click on the section that says open next to the header to the name of the custom uniut (this usually says something silly, right? The one I’m looking at right now says Sticky Map for example?);
  3. navigate to the name of the unit on the left (so in this case StickyMap;
  4. select Load from the secondary menu;
  5. navigate to the lua file for the unit I’d like to load & click Enter… but then nothing happens.

Or something does happen—it says, Loading chain preset; Loaded chain preset—but then the custom unit looks empty.

I’m sure I’m doing something obviously wrong; I appreciate any help.

(Two other things:

  1. for what it’s worth, the overall usage of the unit is extremely intuitive; I’m impressed with how quickly I’ve been able to dive in & make music, which isn’t what I expected for such a deep module without a manual :sweat_smile:
  2. is there a beginner thread? Sorry if I’ve missed it and I’d be better off asking beginner questions somewhere else please point me along.)

Ahh I figured it out.

For anyone in the future struggling with this and searching, instead of using the Enter button on the name of the custom unit, select it with the corresponding M# menu button and select Load Preset.


Just in case you didn’t know about it, there is a manual, though it is a work in progress:


Outside of that I’d say just feel free to ask. There are no stupid questions. The 301 is a deep and rapidly changing device.