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Reading Live Session clips with a buffer~

March 20, 2010 | 12:49 pm

Hi there,
simple question that is driving me crazy.
Is there a way to read Live Session clips into a buffer~ object?

This should be a basic feature of Max for Live but I don’t understand ho to do it!!! Is it possible?!

Thanks a lot.


March 20, 2010 | 2:08 pm

Not currently.
from thread on Abelton MaxForLive forum, responding to the idea that you could use current M4L API to do this:

Post subject: Re: Max/MSP user considering M4L… sending clips to buffers?
pukunui Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:45 pm

The clip name of a clip in Live is not bound to the file name. So you could not be sure that this would work all the time.
We have this logged as a feature request for a future version of the API – a way to get the absolute path of the file a clip references.
-A
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andrew@cycling74.com

Andrew is a C74 developer, so I tend to believe him.
Lots you can do w/ Max4Live, just not that right now. or MidI polyaftertouch or SysEx.


March 20, 2010 | 2:50 pm

Thanks Charles.
At least now I know what I can’t do for now… I hope.
I’ll try to go for the longer way, recording the clip into the buffer~ every time it’s launched… T__T


March 21, 2010 | 12:44 am

There’s a workaround. Just go to the ms.pinky forum and search for the M4L ms.pinky porting, all explanations are there.
It might be in this topic http://www.mspinky.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1000


March 23, 2010 | 6:39 pm

here is the core of the workaround, from Crampe’s linked file:

Note that in order for the clip to be loaded into Ms Pinky, the audio file corresponding to that clip must be located somewhere within the Max/MSP file search path.

if the clip is in the running max4live application’s searchpath, it will be found with just a unique filename, such as the clip is named with, we got that, out side of the app’s searchpath , it would require the absolute path, which we don’t have.
j2k



Jan
June 16, 2012 | 8:18 am

I just had a short contact with Andrew for Cycling – absolute file paths of clip files will be available when Live 9 is released!!!
J



Jan
June 16, 2012 | 11:18 am

— posted into the wrong thread , therefore removed—–


June 18, 2012 | 9:56 am

But isn’t it better to record it than to read the clip file?

If you read it you won’t take into account any new tempo/warping.


July 16, 2012 | 5:49 pm

Thanks for the heads up Jan! I am hoping that Live 9 will fix most of the little annoyances such as this for us. Looking forward to it!


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