Is there a really simple way to fill a Live clip with Max generated midi notes?


    Oct 03 2011 | 11:10 am
    Hi, I just want to fill a 2-beat midiclip with 8 unique random numbers from urn. Can this be done easily?
    Thanks

    • Oct 03 2011 | 12:27 pm
      that's not too hard, just try and get the notes from a midi clip and study the syntax.
    • Oct 03 2011 | 12:55 pm
      In any case, to fill a clip with notes you need a sequence of function calls as described in the LOM. But it may be helpful to organize the task in 2 steps. (1) store generated notes in [coll] and (2) write [coll] data into the clip.
    • Oct 03 2011 | 1:46 pm
      go to
      [your ableton live library]/Lessons/8-MaxForLive Category/10-MIDI Note Operations Lessons/MIDI-Note-Operations.amxd
      and you'll find a bunch of tricks/abstractions to make your life easier
    • Oct 05 2011 | 12:52 pm
      Beside going too deeply in M4L programming, I tend to directly record the output of a M4L track with a second MIDI track. Simply set the output of the MIDI track with your M4L device to the second track and record a clip on that track. Probably not what you are looking for, but it is really easy and efficient. I use this a lot when using the M4L pattern sequencer to control a sampler.
    • Oct 06 2011 | 8:33 pm
      @pid thanks, but thats to difficult
      @pm yeah, I have to stick with that
    • Oct 08 2011 | 1:51 pm
      Have you checked out my MIDI Editor? http://bit.ly/MFLpack Might be easy to modify for you. It already changes notes with Random, Urn will work too.
      It generates notes from Clips that were already filled. But I suppose you could feed it some dummy data instead.