Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

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Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by db » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:26 pm

Hi all,

We've created set of Max for Live device guidelines. The purpose of these guidelines is to help programmers build devices that work and can be shared with others:

http://downloads.ableton.com/misc/maxfo ... elines.pdf

The guidelines are based on our own experience and known issues, the evaluations of some devices from the community and talks with patch programmers over the past few weeks.

We consolidated the most common errors to help you troubleshoot your devices. We'll add practical examples later to demonstrate how you may solve specific programming problems related to these guidelines.

I hope you find it helpful.


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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by S4racen » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:35 pm

Good guide, a number of things i wish i'd known at the start!

Cheers
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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by julienb » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:08 pm

yep!
nice

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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by synnack » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:25 pm

Cool stuff. I will certainly encourage people to adhere to the guidelines on maxforlive.com.

The new "beta/work in progress" tag could represent devices that don't confirm to all the recommendations in the guide.

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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by olivierseb » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:30 am

Very good initiative !

This could really improve overall quality and consistency

Thank you

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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by docprosper » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:29 pm

Really nice checklist, this will really up the average device quality if people adhere to it. Thanks!
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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by tomatoe_joe » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:39 am

Howdy:

Could someone recommend some good patches that incorporate the guidelines?

I'm sure there are many of us who are crappy programmers and we could learn alot from looking into actual examples of solid code, rather than just blindly reading the guidelines. :)

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by db » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:37 am

tomatoe_joe wrote:Howdy:

Could someone recommend some good patches that incorporate the guidelines?

I'm sure there are many of us who are crappy programmers and we could learn alot from looking into actual examples of solid code, rather than just blindly reading the guidelines. :)

Thanks for any suggestions!
Thanks for the feedback. We're currently working on a few examples, they'll be coming out soon.

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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by jeremy.west » Tue May 17, 2011 1:45 pm

really thank a lot. it will help newbie like me. lots of thing i dont know still
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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by eshaa83 » Tue May 24, 2011 10:50 am

nice guidelines...
keep it up...

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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by FORMAT » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:00 pm

db wrote:Hi all,

We've created set of Max for Live device guidelines. The purpose of these guidelines is to help programmers build devices that work and can be shared with others:

http://downloads.ableton.com/misc/maxfo ... elines.pdf

The guidelines are based on our own experience and known issues, the evaluations of some devices from the community and talks with patch programmers over the past few weeks.

We consolidated the most common errors to help you troubleshoot your devices. We'll add practical examples later to demonstrate how you may solve specific programming problems related to these guidelines.

I hope you find it helpful.


Daniel
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Re: Ableton Max for Live production guidelines

Post by Jdudeo » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:35 am

I would add to this list that a device's UI should play nice with alternative Ableton skins, for example a skin that's primarily black with white text as opposed to the standard grey with black text, the device should still be usable (ie parameters visible)

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