a Max device prepares it for distribution. A frozen device
contains files it needs to operate. These files might include subpatchers,
(When you freeze a device that contains third-party external objects, you can include
both Windows and Macintosh versions of the external in your Max search path, if you have
them both. The frozen device device will then will contain both versions, and will work
on both platforms.) Max analyzes your device to find any files it uses (called
and then combines these files with your device. When a frozen device is opened,
the files inside the device are used, even if similarly named files reside on
your disk in the Max
Click the Freeze button in the device window toolbar.
Choose Save from the File menu to save the device. The device is now frozen and is reloaded in Live in its frozen state.
Note that the device is not frozen immediately when you click the freeze button. It is frozen when you save it. Before saving, you can make further changes to the device after clicking the Freeze button by clicking the Freeze button again to unfreeze. When your changes are finished, click the Freeze button again, then choose Save from the File menu.