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!
Here's the patch: