Live API

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Rolo
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Live API

Post by Rolo » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:43 pm

Hi. I'm interested in the Live API, but http://www.liveapi.org/ appears to be down. Is this still available?

Cheers.

Rolo.

fx23
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Re: Live API

Post by fx23 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:54 pm

LiveAPI is now considered as a part of M4L.
you can find some references here:

http://www.cycling74.com/docs/max5/refp ... model.html

if your goal is to use a soft different than M4L, then you might more be after LiveOSC, wich
is now hosted on griid website.

http://liine.net/livecontrol/ableton-liveapi/

Rolo
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Re: Live API

Post by Rolo » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:13 pm

Nice one.

I'm somewhat curious about M4L but was hoping to use raw Python rather than Max, just to play around with some ideas initially, so LiveOSC could be what I'm after.

Thanks loads.

Rolo.
fx23 wrote:LiveAPI is now considered as a part of M4L.
you can find some references here:

http://www.cycling74.com/docs/max5/refp ... model.html

if your goal is to use a soft different than M4L, then you might more be after LiveOSC, wich
is now hosted on griid website.

http://liine.net/livecontrol/ableton-liveapi/

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Re: Live API

Post by Angstrom » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:23 pm

you could take a look at Stray's scripts for some ideas on implementaion.
ClyphX, Macrobat, etc.
These are python scripts which interact with the LiveAPI to extend live's funtionality.

http://beatwise.proboards.com/index.cgi ... production

Hanz_Petrov
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Re: Live API

Post by Hanz_Petrov » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:18 pm

There are also a few articles which describe how to access the LiveAPI using python scripts on my blog (specifically, remote scripting with the help of the Framework classes):
http://remotescripts.blogspot.com/

Best,

Hanz
http://remotescripts.blogspot.com/ - an introduction to the Framework classes

Rolo
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Re: Live API

Post by Rolo » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:23 am

Angstrom wrote:you could take a look at Stray's scripts for some ideas on implementaion.
ClyphX, Macrobat, etc.
Hanz_Petrov wrote:There are also a few articles which describe how to access the LiveAPI using python scripts on my blog (specifically, remote scripting with the help of the Framework classes):
http://remotescripts.blogspot.com/
This is great stuff! Thanks :>

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Re: Live API

Post by Hanz_Petrov » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:43 am

As Rolo points out, most of the old LiveAPI resources are no longer maintained, and although the Cycling '74 Live Object Model (LOM) documentation is very good, it is also slightly out-of-date (and due for an update soon, I would guess, based on the focus of recent Live betas). ST8 has been helping to keep things current, but the Live object dump text file at the LiveControl SVN is somewhat difficult to read, and does not include doc strings. So...

Although it's probably about the last thing anyone really wants or needs, I've built a little LiveAPI inspector script, which generates XML documentation for the Live API in real-time. The script files can be downloaded from my blog, on the support files page (API_MakeDoc), and sample output can be consulted online here:
http://hanzoffsystems.tech.officelive.com

Hanz

PS: All of the new Chain stuff is now ready and waiting in the API, as advertised in the betas, for anyone who wants to have a go...
http://remotescripts.blogspot.com/ - an introduction to the Framework classes

fx23
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Re: Live API

Post by fx23 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:00 am

very interesting, wished i had more time to dive-into...will have a look soon anyway thanks hanz!

ST8
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Re: Live API

Post by ST8 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:13 pm

I've got a few resources for the LiveAPI here too:
http://liine.net/livecontrol/ableton-liveapi/resources/

i need to commit the latest liveapi dump, not got round to that yet :)

fx23
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Re: Live API

Post by fx23 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:46 pm

aaaaahhhh Master st8 is back. cool news!

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