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disable ALL activity in a max for live device

December 22, 2012 | 8:42 pm

Hello, I have a device that I am using that interferes with Live’s ability to play back automation, however Live goes back to working perfectly the second the device is deleted from a track. I thought this would mean that if I simply disabled the device that it would have the same effect, turns out it doesn’t, still seems to conflict with Live, is there a command I can use to COMPLETELY disable all activity within the device even more so than turning off the device would? I’m imagining some message that could be sent to a thispatcher object that would stop all calculations whether they be audio or otherwise, as well as cut all communication between live and the device.

Thanks!


December 23, 2012 | 9:46 am

I don’t know about switching a whole device off- I’d be interested in that too!

I do switch off observer objects in my patchers by sending them an object Id ‘id 0′ if I want to make sure they don’t interfere or use up resources. In fact I’ve created a little abstraction which is a live.observer with an on/off toggle input.


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