controlling other devices - tutorials?

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mrniss
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controlling other devices - tutorials?

Post by mrniss » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:57 pm

are there any GOOD in depth tutorials around on how to control devices?

i can get to the devices with live.path but that's as far as i get. i still can't find a way to get a list of usable parameters, eg arpeggiator / delay etc.

one thing i'm trying to do as a learning project is to take 4 buttons on a launchpad and assign them to different arp styles as a multi selector, or do the same thing with pingpong delay times. (as opposed to picking them with a continuous knob)

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Re: controlling other devices - tutorials?

Post by olivierseb » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:43 pm

mrniss wrote:are there any GOOD in depth tutorials around on how to control devices?

i can get to the devices with live.path but that's as far as i get. i still can't find a way to get a list of usable parameters, eg arpeggiator / delay etc.

one thing i'm trying to do as a learning project is to take 4 buttons on a launchpad and assign them to different arp styles as a multi selector, or do the same thing with pingpong delay times. (as opposed to picking them with a continuous knob)
Hi,

I suggest you get this device :
http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device.php?id=331

Api.Explorer is a wonderful tool to understand API architecture and get the path you need.
if you are brave enough you can even open it and loot at the way it get all the parameters from a device.
Thanks to Mathieu Chamagne for this tool.
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Re: controlling other devices - tutorials?

Post by mrniss » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:05 pm

fantastic. this is indeed helpful;

now i just need to figure out the launchpad part. ugh.

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Re: controlling other devices - tutorials?

Post by kgmonarch » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:53 pm

mrniss wrote:fantastic. this is indeed helpful;

now i just need to figure out the launchpad part.
Which part?
mrniss wrote:ugh.
Yeah, M4L will put permanent creases on your forehead.

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Re: controlling other devices - tutorials?

Post by olivierseb » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:57 pm

mrniss wrote:fantastic. this is indeed helpful;

now i just need to figure out the launchpad part. ugh.
The novation Step Sequencer is a very well crafted device, grab it from novation's web site.

good luck

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Re: controlling other devices - tutorials?

Post by S4racen » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:12 pm

User 2 is designed for use with M4L....

Cheers
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Re: controlling other devices - tutorials?

Post by mrniss » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:09 pm

the biggest problem i have is that i'm used to building things for the launchpad to use outside of live in regular max/msp where you just deal with raw midi data. i'm still on the demo of m4l, and it's really frustrating to see that i now have to re-learn addressing the device entirely. the documentation just doesn't click well in my brain for some reason, or i wouldn't be here whining about it =P

edit: ok, even doing this simple thing i want to do is WAY outside my capability, so thanks for the help but i'm definitely giving up. no way am i gonna be able to accomplish this in 23 more days.

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Re: controlling other devices - tutorials?

Post by S4racen » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:30 pm

Ahhh... if you have a look at the toolbox on the cycling 74 website, you'll find some Launchpad objects that allow you to address the device through max rather then through midi...

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