Changing devices with the Live API

Nov 18, 2009 at 9:48pm

Changing devices with the Live API

Hello,

I’m working on a new hardware controller for Live and I would like to be able to change the chain of audio effects on the fly (in a track or in a rack). Is it possible to set the chain of devices with the Live API?

Thanks for your help

Alain

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#46750
Nov 18, 2009 at 11:05pm

For the first release of MFL, the answer to the question

“Can the API do X”

Is pretty much always going to be

“Yeah most likely it can if you can see that there are current hardware controllers doing this with Live already”

In other words, with the API in MFL, currently the answer to your question is no.

In MaxMSP,and therefore internally in MFL devices, no problem.

-A

#168167
Nov 19, 2009 at 6:16am

Does this mean that we can do dynamic patching in Max without knowing in advance what objects will be in a chain and how many chains there will be (“A la Reactable”)?

Quote:
In MaxMSP,and therefore internally in MFL devices, no problem.
#168168
Nov 19, 2009 at 10:04pm
Quote:
In other words, with the API in MFL, currently the answer to your question is no.

In MaxMSP,and therefore internally in MFL devices, no problem.

Unclear on this, but I think I know what you mean….

Its not possible through the API, because no Control Surfaces can do it. But there is some way to do it (perhaps via js or something) that we don’t know about but that is possible purely in MaxMSP?

Also, are we going to get access to all the control surface scripts, because it seems as though most are not responding in the betas.

Thanks Smile

#168169
Nov 19, 2009 at 10:40pm

Scripting max objects and doing dynamic routing in MFL devices is possible.

Scripting bits of Live into place is not.

-A

#168170
Nov 19, 2009 at 10:57pm

Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.

#168171
Nov 22, 2009 at 7:00pm

I’m wondering, is it the same thing with the orginal Python API?

Thanks for the explanations so far.

Alain

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