Sequence of commands (mac)

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Sequence of commands (mac)

Post by re:dream » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:28 pm

Hi there

I know this has been discussed before but I can't seem to find a recent relevant thread...

I need a simple way of getting Live to implement a series of commands

(In this case duplicate track, freeze track, flatten)

What's the simplest way of doing this? Is Automator on Mac up to the task?

One complications is that freeze track and flatten are not associated with keystrokes...

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Re: Sequence of commands (mac)

Post by re:dream » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:15 am

No answer? :(

It appears automator is not going to work, as it does not seem to be available to do sequences of within-app commands.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Sequence of commands (mac)

Post by re:dream » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:03 pm

... This is clearly a question Funken would have been all over.

Ancient history. 8O

I finally found his thread (s) on this issue. He has a lot of advice over at his site MacAbleton, but he relies (relied?) heavily on a piece of software called yKey. yKey is still available but has apparently been broken by Yosemite.

Bugger. :evil:

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Re: Sequence of commands (mac)

Post by garyboozy » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:13 pm

Have you tried Automator's 'Watch Me Do' action?
It lets you record and play back all your mouse & keyboard events (right-click selections, etc).

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Re: Sequence of commands (mac)

Post by re:dream » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:27 pm

OK will try, thanks

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Re: Sequence of commands (mac)

Post by [jur] » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:48 pm

You can add shortcuts for freeze and flatten (and many other things) in OSX system preferences, under keyboard.
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Re: Sequence of commands (mac)

Post by re:dream » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:37 am

That's useful. I don't want to automate mouse actions. But automator plus app keyboard shortcuts will be excellent.

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Re: Sequence of commands (mac)

Post by alpertt » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:44 pm

I use Keyboard Maestro

You can do much more than system preferences. Such as:
-Launch programs
-Multiple commands with single keystroke
-Also uses midi signals (i open maschine, make it fullscreen and adjust system volume from maschine hardware in midi mode)

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Re: Sequence of commands (mac)

Post by aporia » Sat May 21, 2016 5:54 pm

^^^ yup keyboard maestro is the shizz.
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