Custom components

PraxisLIVE allows components to be defined and re-defined at runtime. However, you do not need to code to benefit from this new functionality. There is a growing repository of custom components that you can use in your projects.

The Start Page will automatically install components from the following repository into your palette, or you can download them manually.

https://github.com/praxis-live/pxg

Import a .pxg file

Custom components are defined in .pxg files. To import a custom component into your project that isn't in the palette, simply drag the file from the File Browser tab into your graph editor. Custom components are only currently supported in the graph editor.

If you find yourself using a custom component regularly, you can also add the .pxg file to the Palette. Use the pop-up menu on a palette category and select Import .... Make sure to use a suitable category, remembering that some categories will be filtered depending on the type of graph you are editing.

Unlike built-in components, the code that defines custom components will be stored in your project. This keeps projects self-contained - you do not have to copy the custom component files alongside your project.

Export a .pxg file

To create a .pxg file, simply select the component(s) you want to include and select Export from the popup menu.