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Load project from max for live device

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:30 pm
by jinek
Is it possible to load project (by file path) in Ableton from Max device?
May be it is possible to do it somehow else?
I want to automate changing project while playing somehow - so I wouldn't need to do it using mouse in "Browser" window.
Pathing file name in Live.exe parameter is not an option, as I have two instances running and need to do it in exact live instance

Re: Load project from max for live device

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:50 pm
by [jur]
No... but that's maybe the kind of thing that NodeForMax can do.

Re: Load project from max for live device

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:53 am
by chapelier fou
Yes you can.
I do it with a separate Max Patch, as I find it more convenient to pre-load a set list before the show. But there is no reason why it wouldn't work in M4L. You can load a set (or any file on your computer) with the message :

;
max launchbrowser $1

where $1 gets replaced by the file path, surrounded by " ".

Next, the thing is that Live will ask you to save your set when loading the next one. To get rid of this, I made http://maxforlive.com/library/device/4153/do-not-save. This device will automatically click the correct dialog boxes for you.

Re: Load project from max for live device

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:30 am
by [jur]
chapelier fou wrote:Yes you can.
I do it with a separate Max Patch, as I find it more convenient to pre-load a set list before the show. But there is no reason why it wouldn't work in M4L. You can load a set (or any file on your computer) with the message :

;
max launchbrowser $1

where $1 gets replaced by the file path, surrounded by " ".

Next, the thing is that Live will ask you to save your set when loading the next one. To get rid of this, I made http://maxforlive.com/library/device/4153/do-not-save. This device will automatically click the correct dialog boxes for you.
:idea:

Re: Load project from max for live device

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:40 am
by jinek
chapelier fou wrote:Yes you can.
I do it with a separate Max Patch, as I find it more convenient to pre-load a set list before the show. But there is no reason why it wouldn't work in M4L. You can load a set (or any file on your computer) with the message :

;
max launchbrowser $1

where $1 gets replaced by the file path, surrounded by " ".

Next, the thing is that Live will ask you to save your set when loading the next one. To get rid of this, I made http://maxforlive.com/library/device/4153/do-not-save. This device will automatically click the correct dialog boxes for you.
Amazing! Thanks a lot, will try it