How do I get a message value saved with my current song?


    Nov 11 2013 | 5:01 pm
    Hi there! I notice that if i set a MESSAGE's contents while using my M4L device and save my song, close and reopen it in ableton live, that message's contents are lost and i'm not sure how to fix that.. I thought maybe I had to route the messages to a COLL, but that COLL data gets lost with the song save/close/load as well.. I also heard that you might have to connect a PATTR's middle outlet to the MESSAGE, but max won't even allow that so that's not it.
    Thanks so much in advance!

    • Nov 11 2013 | 5:43 pm
      Hi ! did u have a look at [pattr] help ? there is shown how to store a message , and bang it out .
      you could also EMBED your [coll] into the device ( but it will not stay unique for every instance of your device ,if used more that one time ), as well using [Dict] as it is [pattr] friendly and stays unique . but maybe there is another way ,it would be great to know actually .
    • Nov 11 2013 | 6:12 pm
      This works.
    • Nov 11 2013 | 6:13 pm
      hrmm. i tried PATTR, but it appears that it doesn't keep it's current contents when you save/close/load the ableton live song. it reverts to it's initial value instead.
      embedding COLL doesn't sound like it would work either because i need dozens of these devices loaded at once, all with their own contents..
    • Nov 11 2013 | 6:26 pm
      actually, JOHNISFASTER, i don't think the message is retaining it's changed contents...
      for example, if i load that device, click the uzi bang button and look at the new values of the message, then save/close/load the song again, the message will not retain it's values that were generated when i pressed the uzi button. it'll have the values that were defined in the patch itself...
      so in that case, it appears the multislider was retaining it's values when i save/close/reload the song, but the message was not.
      are you not seeing that on your machine?
    • Nov 11 2013 | 6:47 pm
      You could use [textedit] with [pattr] connected.
    • Nov 11 2013 | 7:38 pm
      awesome!! i just tested the TEXTEDIT+PATTR and it does work. the textedit does retain it's content with the save/close/load of a song. thanks so much!!!! :)
    • Nov 11 2013 | 8:43 pm
      My mistake I misunderstood what you were after. Nice to learn messages themselves can be saved too :)