Keyscape offers flexible ways to manage custom Patches. You can create custom sounds that can be searched, filtered, or selected using the Browser.

User Patches in Keyscape are saved in the following directory:

Spectrasonics/STEAM/Keyscape/Settings Library/Patches/User/

User Patches can be organized into subfolders to make management simpler.

Saving Patches

Selecting the Save Patch option from the Utility Menu will open a File Save dialogue. Give it a name, select or create a folder under “User” where you want to save it, and click SAVE. You can cancel the save process by clicking CANCEL.

NOTE: Patches must be saved into a Category folder inside User Patch Library – you cannot save at the User folder level. There is no need to press the “Refresh” button in the Browser after saving a new Patch.

There are certain text characters that are OS-prohibited and if included in a Patch Name will cause problems when searching.

MacOS prohibits:

  • : (colon)

Windows prohibits:

  • < (less than)
  • > (greater than)
  • : (colon)
  • “ (double quote)
  • / (forward slash)
  • \ (backslash)
  • | (vertical bar or pipe)
  • ? (question mark)
  • * (asterisk)

Managing Patches

The Browser is designed to handle all aspects of searching, browsing, and loading sounds. User-created Patches are managed using your computer’s built-in file manager (either the Mac Finder, or the Windows Explorer). This makes it easy to manage your custom Patch Libraries by organizing them in a way that makes sense to you.

The default save location for Patches is inside a folder named “User” located at: Spectrasonics/STEAM/Keyscape/Settings Library/Patches/User/

Renaming, Relocating, and Deleting Patches

To rename, move, or delete a user-saved Patch, you must use the Mac Finder or Windows Explorer. Navigate to the User folder following this path:

Spectrasonics/STEAM/Keyscape/Settings Library/Patches/User/

Once you have located the desired files and renamed, moved, or deleted them, you can reflect the changes by clicking on the “Refresh” button (the circular arrow in the footer of the Browser).