I have just moved over to M4l - been using Max since Max4 on OS9 and Live since 6. Updated from Live 8 to 9 today, but been playing with M4l for a few days now on 8.
Maybe my choice to jump straight into the LOM is cavalier, but that's why I got M4l. I've decided to have a go at porting my MIDI Controlled Resonators patch to M4l after requests from M4l users. The original Max 5 patch and Ableton project is here:
This allows you to use a MIDI Keyboard or MIDI clip (any Note on and offs in fact) to control the Resonators effect in Live.
The best plan I guess is to create two devices:
1) Placed on the MIDI Track, using [send] to choose the Note-On source and
2) Placed on the Audio Track, using [receive] to control the Resonators parameters. Latency should be tolerable, we'll see.
So after three evenings of reading the LOM and forum posts like these:
watching some (rare) LOM YouTube videos and playing with some other patches:
It looks like the SimplerCTL above or Jeremy Bernstein's alltrackdevices.js get's me nearly there at being able to place the second M4l patch (receiver) in front of the Resonators effect I'm targeting.
I need to be able to have the patch automatically target the correct Resonator parameters next along in that track's devices, so relatively. The parameter numbers should remain the same within the Resonator, so as long as I get the correct device ID relatively it should be quite easy. My head's gonna explode before I get there at this rate. live.observer/object/path is a wood for trees situation for me at the moment. What am I missing?
Gonna keep battling away, but if someone sees the solution before I post mine (hopefully soon) then please give me a shout.