Presets are a feature of Live that permit you to store the current state of a device. Since it is Live, not Max, that does the saving, the state must be known to Live, which means a preset captures the state of all the parameters you have defined. This means that the value of a number box not connected to a parameter will not be saved -- Live presets are different from the Max preset object in this way.
Storing a Preset
- Click the Save Preset icon in the title bar of the Max device. (The Save Preset icon is the one at the far right that resembles a floppy disk, for those of you who know what a floppy disk looks like.)
- In the File Browser, a new preset will be created and its name will be selected, ready for you to edit. Type in a name for the preset.