Send Looper status to controller

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mrtunes
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Send Looper status to controller

Post by mrtunes » Mon May 14, 2012 12:59 pm

How do I send Looper's status (like record state) to my controller? In this case it's the Akai MPK Mini

barstu
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Re: Send Looper status to controller

Post by barstu » Mon May 14, 2012 1:24 pm

There is a 4 state parameter that you can observe on the looper. I can't remember it's index right now to get a path to it as I'm at work.

On the subject of looper control, It's a real shame you can't map to the record or reset button in the looper. I'm having to use a midi loop back hack!

mrtunes
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Re: Send Looper status to controller

Post by mrtunes » Mon May 14, 2012 1:39 pm

ok thanks. am i looking at this object then? http://cycling74.com/docs/max5/refpages ... erver.html

barstu
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Re: Send Looper status to controller

Post by barstu » Mon May 14, 2012 1:46 pm

yes you have to pass it the ID of the state parameter which you can get from a live.path.

mrtunes
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Re: Send Looper status to controller

Post by mrtunes » Mon May 14, 2012 2:26 pm

barstu wrote:yes you have to pass it the ID of the state parameter which you can get from a live.path.
is there a "general" tutorial on this topic that i can make use of? something for beginners hopefully.

michaelklier
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Re: Send Looper status to controller

Post by michaelklier » Fri May 25, 2012 1:50 pm

Hi,

I recently created a max4live device to monitor Looper states. You can find it here:

http://www.maxforlive.com/library/devic ... permonitor

Maybe it gives you some ideas how to use live.observer for your usecase.

mrtunes
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Re: Send Looper status to controller

Post by mrtunes » Fri May 25, 2012 3:07 pm

michaelklier wrote:Hi,

I recently created a max4live device to monitor Looper states. You can find it here:

http://www.maxforlive.com/library/devic ... permonitor

Maybe it gives you some ideas how to use live.observer for your usecase.
thanks! i also found this tutorial on live.observer. will let you know how i got along with your device.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Jb-aDV ... ature=plcp

mrtunes
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Re: Send Looper status to controller

Post by mrtunes » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:54 pm

michaelklier wrote:Hi,

I recently created a max4live device to monitor Looper states. You can find it here:

http://www.maxforlive.com/library/devic ... permonitor

Maybe it gives you some ideas how to use live.observer for your usecase.
thanks this is a good device for me in general. but a little daunting seeing what it takes to monitor the status of the loopers :?

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