how to view or decompile .adg ableton preset file with a text editor

i want to figure out what goes on in here so i can batch generate my own presets.  namely convert the whole native instuments library into the ableton database on mac.


But if i try to open it up in a text editor i have no way of reading it.  do you have any ideas on how we could do this?


i tried to put a massive vst in a group with the afex preset, and saved it as a .adg

its unreadable in textedit though.  i think this would be an excellent way of achieving better vst integration for those using push.


queglay 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • [stm] Ableton staff
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    While this is certainly not a supported feature, I'd like to let you know that the reason you cannot read the .adg files in a text editor is that they are compressed files in XML format. Hope this helps in further experimentation.

    10 months ago | 1 comment
  • sjeijk
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    1 vote

    9 months ago | 0 comments

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