how to update ableton's tempo


    Oct 23 2013 | 2:05 pm
    i am a little confused how to update the tempo of ableton from max. i am getting this tempo from a number box in a max patch (max is playing middleman between another application here).
    i looked up hostsync~ help and couldnt figure out how to get it to send anything over to ableton. I tried the adl_rewire as my audio driver and the DAC kept flipping off.
    now i am wondering, should i be using the rewire~ object instead? and does it matter what driver my system is set to?

    • Oct 24 2013 | 12:40 am
      Is there a reason you're avoiding M4L? it'd be really simple to do it using the API.
    • Oct 24 2013 | 8:36 am
      and what about midi ?
    • Oct 24 2013 | 1:39 pm
      Evan: i'm using this program called Espgrid, so i'm not sure how to integrate that into m4l. you can find it here inside the helpful code subfolder.
      Chapelier: how do i go about this with midi? that would be ideal!
    • Oct 24 2013 | 2:00 pm
      Make an empty scene (remove all stop buttons) in Live and set the BPM and time signature.
      Do a midi learn with the play function of the scene. Send that note from max to ableton. Voila !
      A very simple but old school solution.
    • Oct 24 2013 | 2:06 pm
      hi andro: not sure if that will work because i'm not going to be updating the tempo using note values or sliders. it's through a number box. i will try it though!
    • Oct 24 2013 | 2:27 pm
      what is espgrid outputting? OSC, I suspect?
      And yeah, an m4l client would be ideal.
    • Oct 24 2013 | 2:30 pm
      I don't get it i guess. I would stick a ctlout to your number box, scale it and midi learn your tempo in live. Am i totally missing the point ?
    • Oct 24 2013 | 4:41 pm
      ctlout and midi learn works only for a limited range of 128 BPM values.
    • Oct 24 2013 | 5:33 pm
      and it's kind of hacky, in that you need to redo mapping for every new live set where you attempt to use espgrid.