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Is Live Playing?

Tuesday March 30, 2010
Category: Max 4 Live

So, more explorations with Max 4 Live are underway. It is interesting under there. I ran into a problem where I automated some parameters and then skipped to another place in my Live set. When I pressed play the parameters of my max patch were a little whacky and I need to bang them to get fresh updated statuses. Loadbang doesn't work since it wasn't an instantiation of a device.

I found the solution. The live_set has a parameter that is observable and will tell you if Live is playing. Guess what it is called? That's right - is_playing. So I have a screenshot of this snippet of a Max 4 Live patch that you can check out an use to send a bang when Live is set to play.


Screenshot of software.

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