One thing I gleaned from the video that hasn't been told is how the M4L device "Presentation Mode" seems to be handled. It looks like there is a partition in the patcher that separates the "guts" from the GUI, which seems to sit in a rectangular space that corresponds to Live's device strip.
Not really. What you're seeing is a visual reminder of the size of the final panel you're going to be working with, provided as a service to the plucky Max/MSP device creator. The normal daily business of setitng your patch to open in Presentation Mode using the Patcher Inspector and all that's still the same/no surprises.
Right, that's basically how I understood it, I just called it "Presentation Mode" because it's essentially limiting where you can put the front end that's seen in Live, whether your objects are actually in Presentation Mode or not.
I cant tell you how excited I am for max for live and the apc40!!!
man!!! ahhh!!!! finally trustworthy live max/msp/jitter sets not worrying about rewire or sync issues!!! I remember when I first started using max in os9 max 4.2 I think.. it would crash so often and I never trusted it to perform live.. I only did a few gigs with it and they went awesome except there would always be some issue, like a hang or a buffer fart or something.. now with max 5 and Im sure max inside live its so stable and trustworthy and I can finally use all the really great easy to use live tools as well as the awesome max/jitter tools.. whole AV performances on one laptop, and with the bad ass apc40 I will be able to not do the whole "checking email" set. Ive switched to using a nord g2 and kp3 for live sets lately, but it will be great to integrate those things with ableton.. and have the computer be a part of everything again.. I can use ableton to sequence the nord and loop percussion and use the rest of my cpu and gpu to do GL vid live!! syncd!! wooooooooooohooo!