How control Simpler Parameters in DrumRack with M4L API

Mar 29, 2011 at 8:14pm

How control Simpler Parameters in DrumRack with M4L API


I would like to control the parameter of Simpler, when it is inside a Drums Rack, with M4L API (I would like to control parameter of Simpler of the kick, of the snare, of hihat….).

But I have a trouble. For a better understand, I send to you a screen capture.
In the screen capture, there is only on TR808 kick sample inside Drums Rack.

I would like to drop and drag a M4L patch between “Drums Rack” in the left and TR808 kick sample in the right (sample in Simpler). In my M4L patch, there are abstractions “M4L.api.SelectDevice” and “M4L.api.SelectParameters”. I have the practice of used this abstraction in others M4l patches to control Live's parameters. And I would like to select parameters of Simpler of the TR808 kick.

However, when I do that, this abstractions select only macro-commandes of Drums Rack (in the left) and not the parameters of Simpler.

What is the solution to select parameters of simpler in this configuration with M4L API.

In the future, I would like to control Simpler Parameter of each sample inside Drums rack with external Controler (Monome).

Best regards.



  1. ControlsimplerviaM4L.tiff
Mar 29, 2011 at 10:12pm

Check out the API Tools folder under Max Audio Effect in the newest version of Live. The devices have some helpful bpatchers which should get you started

Mar 31, 2011 at 1:23am

Slightly spamming, but my latest blog post is dedicated to this topic.

Although I’m mentioning an audio effect rack here the same procedure applies to accessing a drumrack. So basically all your pads are different chains.

Hope this gives you some ideas; some friends of mine considered this blog entry useful, hope it may help you too.


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