Reading Live Session clips with a buffer~

Mar 20, 2010 at 12:49pm

Reading Live Session clips with a buffer~

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.

Mar 20, 2010 at 2:08pm

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.

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.

Mar 20, 2010 at 2:50pm

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

Mar 21, 2010 at 12:44am

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

Mar 23, 2010 at 6:39pm

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.

Jun 16, 2012 at 8:18am

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

Jun 16, 2012 at 11:18am

— posted into the wrong thread , therefore removed—–

Jun 18, 2012 at 9:56am

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.

Jul 16, 2012 at 5:49pm

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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