Is Push's browsing only limited to Ableton devices and instruments - or will some means be provided to enter 3rd party plug-ins and presets into the library so that they are able to be browsed and loaded from the hardware?
Push is primarily focused to work with Ableton devices, it's what we have the most control over and the most knowledge of. With Live devices, we try to have the 8 macros laid out in a consistent way -- so you almost always know which encoder to grab for filter frequency or resonance, etc. With VSTs, we currently can't access parameters in an automatic and consistent way, as we can with our own devices, so you would be left with a way to load a VST, but not control it automatically. The workaround, for the moment, is to save a VST into an Ableton rack, with parameters laid out as you'd like. Push both sees these presets in it's browser, and automatically maps to the device controls. The wish for more automatic control of VSTs is noted though.
Just to confirm.....let's say you save a VST to a rack and save that rack to one of your "Places". Will the Push browser be able to see your "Places" and the folders within then?
On a separate, but somewhat related question, there is mention of the browser search function finding, for example, bass sounds, so long as those sounds are contained in folders named "bass". I am not sure I fully understand. For those of us that pretty much live out of the "user folders" (places) we have built, do we need to optimize our current folder structures to better work with browser searching and Push browsing? If so, any guidance or tips?