clip observer in M4L


    Mar 23 2011 | 1:24 am
    Hi all,
    just a quick question - ive been looking for the path to observe whether an individual clip is playing.
    I know (for example the top left clip) needs the live.path pointing to 'live_set tracks 0 clip_slots 0 clip', and this runs into the right input of the live.observer object - ive tried a 'property value' message on the left input, with a num box on output - i expected to see a 1 when playing, a 0 when not, but this isnt the case.
    Anyone know where im going wrong here?
    Many thanks,
    J

    • Mar 23 2011 | 10:09 am
      According to the documentation, clip property 'is_playing' cannot be observed.
    • Mar 23 2011 | 10:44 am
      but you can observe the 'playing_status' which will give a bang when there is a change, then you need to recheck 'is_playing'
    • Mar 23 2011 | 12:55 pm
      sorry, maybe i misunderstand, but can you not do what you want with "playing_slot_index"?:
    • Mar 23 2011 | 2:04 pm
      thanks all - i ended up using the playing_slot_index as above. This can be combined with a getcount tracks, and an uzi firing across tracks to read a map of which clips are playing in the grid.
      J