So I just downloaded and installed Max For Live Beta along with Ableton Live 8.1 and have begun working through some patches that I'm planning on using.
One patch is essentially creating a grid that displays clip names and play status a la the APC clips grid. I've built buttons to navigate up, down, left, and right through the Ableton session, but I've noticed that with a few (8-16) instances of a subpatcher that observes clip name and play status the main patcher becomes very lagged - ie, it takes somewhere between 0.5 and 1 second to update the grid.
I'm wondering if this is reflective of some limitation of M4L in that it cannot handle too many calls to the API inside of one patcher, and, if so, if there is any way to poll the API more efficiently for large pools of data.
Any help greatly appreciated!