m4l device using "key" - only active when device is active


    Oct 09 2011 | 9:32 pm
    hi,
    I made a small patch using "key" to trigger presets of another live device (e.g. change feedback parameter of a delay from 69% to 96%) with keystrokes.
    works fine, but it is only responding to the keystroke if the m4l device is active - meaning I have to click into the background of the m4l device. if I click somewhere else, it doesn´t respond to the keystrokes.
    is there a setting to make it always active?
    thanks for your help!

    • Oct 09 2011 | 11:04 pm
      Alternatively, you could use the key mapping feature of Live.
    • Oct 09 2011 | 11:12 pm
      I don't know if that's possible. It would probably be better to use ableton's built in key mapping feature to map key strokes to change presets.
    • Oct 09 2011 | 11:35 pm
      yes, the ableton key mapping works but only for 2 values - the minimum and maximum range that you can set.
      but my idea was to have 3 or more values mapped to keys - like key a = 0% key s = 25% key d = 67% and so on...
    • Oct 09 2011 | 11:40 pm
      so use the keystrokes from live to control the patch you made that changes the live device.
    • Oct 09 2011 | 11:53 pm
      argh.. of course.... it´s too late for my brain. thanks, this does the trick!
    • Oct 10 2011 | 1:05 am
      are you a mac user?
    • Oct 11 2011 | 12:00 am
      yes.. do you think this has impact on my brain?
      ; )