hardware device reflecting looper's state?

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hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by peeddrroo » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:56 am

does such a thing exist?
i'd like to have a device that displays what's going on inside a looper instance: for instance having a launchpad button that goes green/red/orange depending if looper is playing/recording/overdubbing, or having a remoteSL button that is lit or blinking...
is there a way to do this? maybe with m4l?
even better would be to have a pedal that achieves this.

any input appreciated!
thx

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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by Rabalder » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:58 am

Been looking a long time for the same thing.
M4L is probably the way to go.
I made something in Bomes midi translator that works ok for me. I basically tell bomes to send a midi message to a specific light on my midi controller when I press one of the buttons mapped to the looper. I spent 3 days messing with Bomes to make it work.

Thats all I know.

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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by peeddrroo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:22 pm

bump and thx rabalder

any more ideas on this?
is it feasible with m4l?

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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by 3phase » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:33 pm

have you tried to assign lopper conrols in user mode of the lunchpad? is ther no visual feedback at all?
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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by peeddrroo » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:20 am

3phase wrote:have you tried to assign lopper conrols in user mode of the lunchpad? is ther no visual feedback at all?
i just tried that, it doesn't work.

any m4l user to give me their opinion on this?

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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by 3dot... » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:19 am

I'm gonna have a looksy..back soon..
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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by 3dot... » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:11 pm

paste this into a max audio effect.
put it before the looper in question.


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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by 3dot... » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:17 pm

edit : I'll make it more friendly
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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by Rabalder » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:54 pm

8O Really??
Could you pretty-pretty-pretty-please make a short step-by-step tut aswell? :oops:
I have no idea how to "paste this into a max audio effect"..

I promise I´ll dive into m4l very soon :mrgreen: Cross my heart!

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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by peeddrroo » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:32 pm

thanks

i don't have m4l yet. but if this works, that could be a good reason to get it!

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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by 3dot... » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:48 pm

Rabalder wrote:8O Really??
Could you pretty-pretty-pretty-please make a short step-by-step tut aswell? :oops:
I have no idea how to "paste this into a max audio effect"..

I promise I´ll dive into m4l very soon :mrgreen: Cross my heart!
1.copy the max text from my post .
2.paste it into an empty max-patch (audio effect) .
3.save it .
4.put it before a looper and it'll refelct that loopers state

currently it's mappable to 1 button/knob but I'll expand it to 4 buttons for the sake of 4 seperate buttons
("stoppd,Recording,Playing,OverDub)
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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by 3dot... » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:51 pm

peeddrroo wrote:thanks

i don't have m4l yet. but if this works, that could be a good reason to get it!
that's a very simple patch .. but yeah.. it's for stuff like this that I got it in the first place..
:mrgreen:
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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by 3dot... » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:47 am

here's one more button friendly version...
you can set it as well..
put this before the looper you want to control
map 4 buttons on the launchpad to the buttons on the device...also allows controlling the looper

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/639447/3dot.loo ... tate1.amxd

or

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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by 3dot... » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:57 am

should also mention that this doesn't work within racks... because of m4l API limitations
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Re: hardware device reflecting looper's state?

Post by peeddrroo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:01 am

so you have 4 buttons right? play, record, overdub and stop?

would it be possible to have only 1 button, the big one, mapped to a single launchpad button that would change colour accordingly?
do you see what i mean?

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