M4L territory? ("Highest note to device X, lowest to Y")

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M4L territory? ("Highest note to device X, lowest to Y")

Post by sporkles » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:03 am

I've been pondering this for a little while: I've got some orchestral strings/brass patches set up, and I'd like to have a rack that, if you play a chord, will send the three notes to different devices, so that the highest note always goes to eg. violins, middle goes to cello, and the lowest goes to strings, and if you play a single note, it will go to violins (or perhaps either one of the parts, depending on the note you play). Is this (only) possible via Max for Live? I'm also wondering if it's possible to control parameters on several racks on different tracks from one "master" rack.

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Re: M4L territory? ("Highest note to device X, lowest to Y")

Post by 3dot... » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:50 am

yep.. both possible with m4l.. quite easily..
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Re: M4L territory? ("Highest note to device X, lowest to Y")

Post by Valiumdupeuple » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:57 am

Possible without m4l I think. With a midi filtering rack on your "master" track, then input from these different chains on other midi tracks.

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Re: M4L territory? ("Highest note to device X, lowest to Y")

Post by 3dot... » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:24 am

Valiumdupeuple wrote:Possible without m4l I think. With a midi filtering rack on your "master" track, then input from these different chains on other midi tracks.
how will the 'midi filtering rack' "know" which note is highest which is middle and which is low ?

and how will he control params on other tracks from 1 device?

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Re: M4L territory? ("Highest note to device X, lowest to Y")

Post by sporkles » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:39 am

3dot... wrote:yep.. both possible with m4l.. quite easily..
Cool! That would be really neat. I'm still going to hold off on M4L till I see what Live's next incarnation has in store, but I'm more tempted every day...

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Re: M4L territory? ("Highest note to device X, lowest to Y")

Post by Valiumdupeuple » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:52 am

You're right 3dot. I was drunk and misread the question a little bit :lol:

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Re: M4L territory? ("Highest note to device X, lowest to Y")

Post by myxomat0515 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:42 pm

As he said, M4L would be one option. You could also setup an instrument rack w/the 3 different string instruments on 3 different chains and then map them to three different zones on your midi keyboard. You wouldn't be able to play your chords quite like you described, but you could probably get close to what you need with some clever mapping, no M4L required.

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