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Change blue hand (device assignment) via max for live

Submitted by alpacino on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:50
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Hi I really like this application and would like to commend it's creators on a sterling job!

I have a couple of little max for live related questions.

Is it possible to assign the device control (and lock it) to a device by sending in the device id in max for live.

I know the m4l LOM has control surface abstractions that allow certain things. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe what is possible is all to do with the Python scrips and what they expose? If it was a case of exposing a method somehow in the generated python scrips I'm happy to get my 'hands dirty' and have a tinker with the python.

2nd question is similar really but I would like to move the red ring session box via M4L by sending in an XY offset.

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John Carney
Forum Admin


Aside from using some Max4Live devices we haven't investigated how python scripts and Live can interact at code level sorry.

Our scripts don't use the blue hand for device control. i.e. the 'selected device' is defined as the currently highlighted device. This means that you can control selected devices on multiple tracks at once or the selected device on the currently selected track.

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OK thanks for the response. And the question about the redbox movement?

John Carney
Forum Admin

Do you mean that you want to move a session box which is in a Control Surface Script via m4l. This is possible if you turn combination mode on for it.