I am just beginning to explore M4L and I have noticed that some of my devices are painfully slow to edit. When I click the edit button of a loaded device, the patch opens but it pinwheels for well over a minute when I attempt to toggle from presentation view to edit view. Is there something I can do to fix this?
In my experience the slowness of M4L editing mainly depends on the number of API controls (eg. live.remote~) that are used in the patch. Apparently maintaining the connections in the editor is rather complex, especially in preview mode where 2 copies of the device must be handled.
Hmmm.. well, thing is, there aren’t any API controls except for a single live.thisdevice to bang some initial settings. I think I may have had too many live.grid objects in the patch. Now there is just a single live.grid object but it still pinwheels for several seconds when I initially go from presentation to edit view. Other patches don’t do that, so it’s not a hardware issue. I think I just need to get familiar with the idiosyncrasies of M4L. In general, it definitely seems a bit clunky and buggy compared to regular old Max.