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how do I copy and load Mozaic scripts please?
I want to try some scripts from Patchstorage. What is the best way to get the scripts to my iPad, then how do I load them in Mozaic. I do have AUM to use as a host.
The script will install into Mozaic automagically.
Pick it from the Load menu.
You will have to have a host for Mozaic to function.
@gkillmaster If you find yourself downloading a bunch of them, you can zip them up and then open that zip in Mozaic (using a share sheet in Files or Dropbox) and it'll import the whole lot in one go.. pretty handy.. they'll end up in User Patches in the Load menu in Mozaic. In case they don't appear right away, hit the refresh button when you're inside the Load menu..
I added @audiblevideo’s nicely-done guide to the wiki page that @_ki has done such a fantastic job updating with the patchstorage.com list.
@wim Cool idea to add the download and installation instructions.
On my iPad (with iPadOS 13.1) tapping the download button on PatchStorage automatically downloads the file to 'On My iPad / Downloads' - so i added instructions for this case.
Long pressing the download button brings up a list of options, offering 'Download' or 'Share'. Using 'Share' brings up another list but Mozaic is neither in the list of icons nor in the list of actions.
I think this is an iOS 13 issue. I forgot about that since I haven’t upgraded yet because of ~#$!*& Korg.
If I install the scripts from Patch storage in Mozaic, will I be able to see the actual script? Copy/paste? Learn from existing code? When I download them on my computer it only looks like a binary file that doesn't contain anything of value that I can compare to the manual (I've been reading up on the (excellent btw) manual over the last couple of days).
The files from PatchStorage start with a binary section of saved data and the script text starts further into the same file. Opening the PatchStorage files in any text editor will start with a page or so of unreadable characters.
Keep going... we need more users of this amazing tool to make a robust community. Millions of programmer write code for us and expect (hope for) "Thank You" as a payment.
@hellquit Yes, you can browse the source of all scripts in Mozaic.
The .moziac format is a compressed binary format, thats why downloading the patches to a desktop computer and opening them does not work.
Thanks! Definitely good to know. Thing that's confusing me is I sent the file from patchstorage to Mozaic but it doesn't seem to show up in "Files" app on my iPad.
@gkillmaster Mozaic does not add a folder to 'On My iPad' or 'iCloud', so you can't see the installed presets in the files app.
If you are on iPadOS 13, safari should download files into 'On My iPad / Downloads' (if you didn't configure that otherwise under Settings App / Safari / Downloads) and you need to 'Share' from there.
Good stuff. I also appreciate your efforts on the code highlighting in Sublime, so thanks for that, it is good for me when investigating when I try to figure out if I should "get in there" or not (I can completely nerd down if I get it, which is why I've held off so far).
Today, whilst bored in a kids center where my kids were, drinking my 86th cup of coffee, I had a look in Dash to see if the documentation was in there (it wasn't, but I wasn't actually expecting it to be either) and also looked up if my latest fave iOS tool (the app Working Copy, which is a great git client and editor) could take custom language files (I couldn't find a way for it). I'm getting closer and closer to getting it still though. Might even look at the possibility to create code highlight for Visual Studio Code, but that will have to wait until I've gotten the current music out of my head.
Thank you! I see my problem I think. I was using Chrome instead... Doesn't seem to automatically put in On My iPad/Downloads...
Where is the manual please? I can't seem to find it on my iPad...
Firstly, go to the wiki, which is great (another effort from @_ki ). There you'll find links and all kinds of good stuff.
It also has this link for the manual: http://ruismaker.com/wp-content/uploads/Mozaic.pdf
EDIT: It is also worth checking that link for updates now and then. I had v1.2 until just the other day when I noticed the current one is 1.6 or something.
Thanks a ton!
When using Chrome to browse PatchStorage, i get an 'Open in Mozaic' on downloading a patch (even on iPadOS 13) The popup also offers 'Safe in Files'
I guess I've been saving them in my Dropbox and then zipping them in there.. and Yes, as @_ki mentioned, if you're using iOS 13 and use Safari to download the scripts, you'll find them in the Downloads folder (Safari creates it within Files > iCloud Drive -OR- On My iPad) and then zip them from there etc...
O! I see now, thanks again...
Great! yes, that works...
To help anybody else struggling to load a script for the first time: I got nothing when trying to load in Mozaic AU in AUM (it did load in the Mozaic stand-alone). I refreshed. Actually, not taking any chances, I completely rebooted. It worked.
From the AB Wiki:
By the way, @rs2000 created a zip file of all the Mozaic scripts in a single ZIP file on PatchStorage. The scripts show up in the subfolder called "scripts"... 127 at one go.
If you worry about storage waste they consume about less than a MB I think... 0.001 GB's.
Text is so light on storage. You can delete the whole subfolder too.
The number of scripts as of last night was 135.
Use the sharing icon "box with up arrow" on the downloaded file.
Select "Open with Mozaic"
Launch it in a DAW (standalone Mozaic doesn't seem to send out MID... am I right?)
Open any script in the new "script" subfolder
Play with 1 of 127 new MIDI FX "applications".
No coding required for anyone that has $8. 127 Apps for $8... oops 135... oops ?
For future reference: I've just built and uploaded part 2 of the Mozaic scripts collection, now including the original html descriptions and screenshots, if available.
Mozaic can import zip files. You might need to refresh the file browser to see the new folders.
Mozaic is installed, but there us no Open in Mozaic option. Any hints? Screenshot attached, showing the options available, and that Mozaic is running as well. Mozaic does not appear on the "Share..." list of apps, either.
Mozaic should show in the Share ... list. Did you try scrolling right, then hitting the '...' button to see if it's there?
Yeah, I tried, it's not there. I've got 50 options there, and Mozaic is not among them. The options are (amazingly) not presented alphabetically or in any other apparent logical order, so I had to carefully go through that list, but it's not there. There's also an Edit button which let me turn any of the existing options off, but I could not add a new one, so that wasn't the answer either. I must be missing something...
Sometimes the app you want doesn’t show up in the share list unless it’s been used recently and or frequently. I’d recommend opening the app, or using it a few times, even if you don’t literally use it, just add it to a session, then try.
It seems weird that one would have to jump through hoops to accomplish this. Any chance it's an incompatibility with iOS 16? Can anyone here confirm that bringing in scripts works in iOS 16?
Yes. Works fine here in iOS 16. Just to confirm: you are in Files app trying to open it after the download completes?