An educated guess would be that the one or two guys at Ableton who implement support for controllers, aren't that excited to create an ethernet protocol tacked onto the limited features of the Live API.nuperspective wrote:have you tried emailing support and asking when they plan or why not? there could be a big reason this cant be done at this stage or it could be a low priority. ive asked about features and got a decent response in the past. sometimes its not always what you what but at least you get some info from the horses mouth.
Also if there are plans to create a free MFL runtime, it would be redundant to do so.
And if it actually were technically possible, Live would be supporting Jazzmutant's Dexter.
Been saying it for about 4 years and I'll say it again: Ableton needs to create a way for us to support any controller and not having to rely on them for that support.
Suppose Eucon is supported in Live tomorrow and the whole Eucon firmware gets an update next week that requires a Live update, you'll be back to square one..
I'm not downplaying the need for this support. But Live has yet to catch up with almost 30 years of MIDI. I'm just saying I'd rather see full support for all possible controllers as opposed to half-assed support for a proprietary protocol.
Ah this thread makes me nostalgic... http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=53402