Using the live.step object
live.step Tips and Workarounds
live.step supports up to five data types: Pitch, Velocity, Duration, Extra1 and Extra2. To inspect the various data types, open the inspector and look at the Display Mode attribute. Each data type displays in a certain way, for example, pitch is displayed as horizontal bars, velocity is displayed as vertical lines with needle hole eyes and Extra is displayed as unadorned sliders. The Extra1 and Extra2 lanes offer some customization. If you require a bi-polar data type, the Extra lane can be signed (this can also be found in the inspector.) The thickness of the Extra lines can be set from a thin line to a fat slider that fills the entire channel of the step.
live.step offers up to 16 sequences of up to 64 steps. All this data is stored and remembered automatically in your Live Session. To set the number of steps, use the nstep message followed by an integer. For example, if you want your sequence to be 32-steps, send live.step the message step 32
you don't have to use all the live.step data lanes. You can disable any data types you're not using so you can declutter the UI. For example, here is a streamlined slider appearance using Extra1.
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