How to drive live.step?


    Nov 01 2016 | 1:35 pm
    I'm trying to get some definitive info on how to drive (the timing of) a live.step object, in sync to a tempo. There seem to be two methods - using a metro (with a time-value argument) and a counter, or using a transport object. I presume the latter is more likely to give more accurate/sophisticated sync, but I seem to be getting less reliable timing with it.
    I also suspect it relies on named transport objects - I'm running 16 of these, which ideally I want to have in bpatchers all pointing at the same abstraction (for ease of editing). As far as I can tell, without naming transport objects they don't 'autoname', and do interfere with each other.
    I'm also trying to keep things as lean as possible - as well as the 16 sequencers I've got a whole load more patch going on as well and things are getting a bit sticky.
    I realise this is a slightly vague question, but I suppose what I'm asking is - does anyone have any good, simple examples of the live.step object being used, preferably in multiple instances? I'm finding the help file slightly lacking on this and haven't been able to find much else.
    Thanks!

    • Nov 10 2016 | 11:27 pm
      Not sure if this will be of use, but i find [live.step] a bit limiting with its 16 step maximum. I have included a patch that uses [multislider]'s in the same way you would use a [live.step]. This patch also allows you to change the time signature to either 3/4 and 4/4. one of the benefits of using [multislider] is you can have the loop size as large as you like. Also included in the patch is a scale converter, so values 0 to 7 would be scaled to a scaled octave. if you like having the note length option that you have in [live.step] then give me a shout and ill add that for you.
    • Nov 10 2016 | 11:53 pm
      P.S. click the preset twice
    • Nov 14 2016 | 11:36 am
      Thanks @back - that's a useful patch. I do seem to be managing to get what I need out of live.step, with a few little gremlins left, but I guess I'll stick with that.
      It can go up to 64 steps btw - I don't know if that's something they changed?
    • Nov 14 2016 | 1:38 pm
      hey that might be stupid to ask but do you have overdrive turned on ? It is needed to get accurate timing from such things as metro and transport i think
    • Nov 14 2016 | 2:26 pm
      Oh it does, silly me. I like to have quarter notes so that's why I remember it as 16 :/ my bad