How to get numbers into the path object in order to define track and clip slot
Hi grateful for any help. Nearly have my first M4L device which I can actually share.
I have the following object: path live_set tracks $1 clip_slots $2 clip
And what to get data into both $1 and $2
I tried using midi definable number boxes and the "pack" object – but that doesn’t seem to work.
I assume you meant to say that you have a live.path object which contains "live_set tracks $1 clip_slots $2 clip" ?
Because that’s not going to work since live.path doesn’t support substitutions.
Fortunately the solution is quite simple: use a message object. A message object does support substitutions like this and providing it with information is as simple as sending a list which contains 2 numerical values.
Here’s an example showing how you can do this. It shows both a ‘message box only’ solution as well as a situation in which pack is used:
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Thanks alot for that – makes sence and a lot closer to realising the patch.
My problem now is that I am trying to separate out the function of firing a clip / from that of setting the track and clip slot number.
My patch is to designed to record a fixed bar length clip of variable length – from midi map able track and slot numbers. The only stuff I have found on firing clips, it is hard to see how to separate out the two functions – But what I want to do is have 2 triggers in the device – One to prime the device and one to fire the initial clip.
I have attached the device below – Once I have sorted this I will publish it, hopefully someone else will find this a useful device. (I couldn’t figure out how to past the device as text).
Hope someone can help – Very nearly there at my first useful M4L patch.