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Feature Request: Quantized Beat Jumps

January 7, 2014 | 8:18 am

I am really desperate for this feature. I have a project/idea that I’ve had on the back burner for a number of years for a device that will automatically replay or skip certain parts of a clip within Ableton based upon the position in the clip. I have every way I can think of to get this to work but the limitations of the API are really standing in my way. I know this is a feature that many other people are interested in (see MLR on the monome forums) and it would be such a boon and an end to such frustration for me personally.

The feature is available through the Live GUI by using the speaker icon so it would seem that it wouldn’t be too difficult to make it available in Max.

Many Thanks


January 8, 2014 | 12:04 pm

You can move the playhead in a relative nature, not by an absolute amount…

Cheers
D


January 8, 2014 | 12:08 pm

Yes I know but the call to do so will happen at random times due to the delay incurred by the API. Therefore if you want to cleanly skip a bar for example it is not possible because you don’t know when the jump will actually occur. The rather clunky work around is to programmatically move the start position of the clip and retrigger it. This works but is not very clean and can cause issues with launching and stopping other clips.


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