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m4l device using "key" – only active when device is active

Oct 09 2011 | 9:32 pm

I made a small patch using "key" to trigger presets of another live device (e.g. change feedback parameter of a delay from 69% to 96%) with keystrokes.
works fine, but it is only responding to the keystroke if the m4l device is active – meaning I have to click into the background of the m4l device. if I click somewhere else, it doesn´t respond to the keystrokes.

is there a setting to make it always active?

thanks for your help!

Oct 09 2011 | 11:04 pm

Alternatively, you could use the key mapping feature of Live.

Oct 09 2011 | 11:12 pm

I don’t know if that’s possible. It would probably be better to use ableton’s built in key mapping feature to map key strokes to change presets.

Oct 09 2011 | 11:35 pm

yes, the ableton key mapping works but only for 2 values – the minimum and maximum range that you can set.
but my idea was to have 3 or more values mapped to keys – like key a = 0% key s = 25% key d = 67% and so on…

Oct 09 2011 | 11:40 pm

so use the keystrokes from live to control the patch you made that changes the live device.

Oct 09 2011 | 11:53 pm

argh.. of course…. it´s too late for my brain. thanks, this does the trick!

Oct 10 2011 | 1:05 am

are you a mac user?

Oct 11 2011 | 12:00 am

yes.. do you think this has impact on my brain?
; )

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