the glorious/dreaded "lock to control surface" function

    Apr 14 2014 | 10:29 pm
    I was wondering everyones thoughts on using max msp or m4l to create a function where you could midi map the "lock to control surface" to a device instead of right clicking and selecting it.
    This would be very useful for APC40 users who don't neccesarily appreciate the way that Ableton behaves when a user selects a device rack and then automatically adjusts focus to any channel's device when clicking around with a mouse.
    Naturally, you could always right click and manually select "Lock to Control Surface" but I personally feel this is a very tedious proccess if you have 7 or 8 device racks your using in a live set.
    Is this even possible to do while still maintaing the original APC40 controls? It would be almost pointless to deactivate the device as a control surface and manually map everything.
    Any feedback is appreciated and welcome! thanks!