Can Max communicate to liveAPI without M4L?


    Sep 23 2012 | 1:06 pm
    Hi folks,
    just got Max 6 a few days back. I am amazed at what one can do with Max and overwhelmed by the amount of learning that has to take place, but I am up for it. have been on it 3 weeks in demo mode, during which I started doing my homework.
    glad to be here.
    must I have M4L to access the liveAPI or can I access it through to/from Max 1 midi ports? I know Python and have written a few remote scripts before but can do it only in Max?
    Thanks Emerah

    • Sep 23 2012 | 1:57 pm
      It is possible to use remote (Python) scripts - appearing as Control surfaces in Live preferences - to access the Live API. This is how, for example, Kapture Pad (not Kapture) enables remote control of Live via iOS (via a Max based connector app) . A basic overview/intro of scripting in Live here: http://createdigitalmusic.com/2010/03/hacking-ableton-live-unofficial-osc-scripting-for-more-control/
    • Sep 23 2012 | 5:06 pm
      If you want to keep it simpler - of corse depending what you need - you can send MIDI messages from Max to Live as you suggested through the Max MIDI ports. Also take a look at [rewire~].
      Cheers Jan