Like a Boss Looper

    Jun 23 2021 | 8:05 pm
    Hi all, I'm new to max for live and ableton live but I've created something pretty interesting (at least to me).
    I want to create loops on the fly, of any bar length, without any count in or setting a fixed length. Like a boss looper works. Just click in, click out, and it adjusts to be X number of bars based on what you've played.
    I was able to create a device that does this, and that is midi mappable. Along with some extras, like switching scenes if a clip is in the clipslot and panning two tracks so I can on the fly make dual panned rhythm guitars.
    There's barely any latency (although I do have my buffer at 32 because I don't need any effects going in) and it works great. There's some minor things I'd like to improve upon though and I'd like to clean up the code or have someone look at it and see if there is better ways to do it.
    I haven't decided what to do with it yet (whether making it freeware or donationware) but if I make it donationware I'm happy to share the proceeds (we can discuss beforehand).
    If interested in the device or helping improve upon it, please let me know. Or if anyone knows of any similar devices, I'd love to hear about them. The build in looper is close, but still requires you to punch in/out early.
    TLDR: Looper that works like a boss loop pedal in session view. Could use some help improving upon the code and GUI. If made donationware, happy to share proceeds.

    • Jun 23 2021 | 10:13 pm
      I am making a device which seems similar and would be happy to see your patch. Mine will be post very soon..
    • Jun 24 2021 | 2:17 am
      I ended up just releasing it. I didn't know there was copyrights that allow for free use/reproduction/so forth that have commercial use prohibited. I was just trying to avoid someone taking it, making it better, and then charging for it when I've spent a month building it.
      Fair warning, the code is pretty ugly. This is my first M4L patch.
    • Jun 24 2021 | 12:21 pm
      Hello Bradley I looked up the patch and I must say I don't really understand what it is supposed to do and how it works...
    • Jun 24 2021 | 12:30 pm
      I‘ll post a video on youtube and link it there.
    • Jun 24 2021 | 10:05 pm
      Hi Schlam, I'm working on making to so the midi mapping can be saved into a preset. Once I finish that and update the plugin, I'll make a video explaining. Might take me a day or two.
    • Jun 27 2021 | 2:32 am
      Hi Schlam, I finally finished and I think I like this version better. Hoping this is the final version for a while. I put up a video explaining on the device page. Hopefully I'll get some time in the next week or so to make a better video but I just wanted to get it out there for people to use.
      Note that if you look at the code, it's really messy now that I did the 3x3 grid version. I wanted to clean it up more but apparently there's some latencies with send/receives and since I wasn't having issues, I didn't want to break something that is working.
      If you run into any issues or have any suggestions, feel free to comment on the device page.