M4L Tutorial - Saving multiple presets with a Live Set


    Apr 24 2010 | 2:22 pm
    Hi All,
    I want to share a M4L tutorial I wrote about how you can save multiple presets of data like the contents of a multislider with a Live Set.
    Its aimed at newcomers and I hope it makes sense to them but I also hope its not too boring for Max veterans who seek the same information. Its my first M4L tutorial so any feedback is greatly appreciated.

    • Apr 24 2010 | 4:08 pm
      hi hoffman.
      this is a really clear, really well laid out and well written tutorial. much better and more succinct than i could ever explain it! congratulations. cycling74 should put this one in their manual for all the noobs or give you a job.
      just a thought - if it really is aimed at beginners, perhaps a line or two on presentation mode would not go amiss?
      best.
    • Apr 24 2010 | 4:38 pm
      Thanks for the feedback. You're right. Since I explained other things in detail, I shouldn't have skimmed over the presentation bit. This has now been updated. It wasn't my intention to write this much, but somehow couldn't bring myself to write something only a handful of people would understand. I hope this is accessible for newcomers.
      Thanks for the comments.
      - Bjorn
    • Apr 26 2010 | 9:29 pm
      have you found any inconsistencies with how data is operated on how data is stored with the pattr or pattrstorage when used within m4l? i spend a considerable amount of time over the weekend trying to get the persistence of a track id, device id and paramter id in a live set stored and retrieved.
      some examples of craziness 1. a pattr object will update the selected index of a umenu if you rebuild it and it was mapped via the bindto attribute but not if it was using connections. 2. a pattr would sometimes restore data as float when a live set is restored vs. a int 3. a pattr would not have it's data restored in a timely fashion for patch initialization when sent a bang from a loadbang unless it came after a deferlow. 4. funny enough, the patch always worked consistently as designed when running standalone in max (the presets get populated correctly) but in m4l it never works upon load (if i open it in max from live it actually shows the restored values correctly).
    • Apr 27 2010 | 9:37 am
      Some problems may be due to different initialization/load order in M4L vs. Max standalone. It has been discussed recently here.