Apologies up front if this is a stupid/obvious question; I have some experience with Live and mapping Live controls to control surfaces, but know next to nothing about Max (though I've now been wrestling with it for a couple of days).
I'm a guitar/piano-playing singer/songwriter trying to hack together a Live-based rig that allows me to loop guitar, vocals, and keys, as well as get crazy with dub-style FX on all 3 instruments, and I'm trying to use Max For Live to build a simple custom device that displays essential information, specifically:
- What the current state of a Looper device on track 1 is (recording, overdubbing, reversed, playing, stopped, cleared)
I've actually had some valuable help from S4racen over on the Ableton forum on this (thanks again!), and have put together a patch that seems like it might be 75% of the way there. However, I must be missing something, because it doesn't seem to actually do what I'm expecting it to do, or...anything, really. I initially inserted this as a device in Ableton on my Master track, where it seemed to have no effect. Then I added a Print object at the bottom to see whether I could see any output in the Max Window when I clicked the path message box at the top - nothing happened, though.
I thought I'd post here too because I can actually post the patch I'm working on, in case anyone's moved to check it out and comment on what incredibly obvious thing I'm missing :).
If anyone had the time to take a look at this and either quickly describe what I might be missing, or direct me towards some Max patches with functionality similar to what I'm trying to build, so that I can deconstruct them and maybe steal some components for my own patch, that would be ace!
Hopefully that makes sense. Any helpful advice would be incredibly welcome. Thanks!