Finally LIVEAPI for osx

itsthejayj's picture

Finally LIVE API for osx

http://post.monome.org/comments.php?DiscussionID=4607&page=1

so excited ...

i've managed to get float values to work e.g. /live/play/clip but how to input (int track, int clip) need an OSC patch with structure input. ermm any one done this? MÃ¥nsteri?

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waxtastic's picture
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i've managed to get float values to work e.g. /live/play/clip but how to input (int track, int clip) need an OSC patch with structure input. ermm any one done this? MÃ¥nsteri?

Haven't gotten that far yet. Been really busy with other stuff. Trying to add structure support with mixed data types for my OSC sender is already giving me a big headache.

I want to wait and see what's coming in the QC for Snow Leopard, before I spend too much time on it. If that doesn't have better OSC tools, I will try to do something about it. Too much stuff going on right now and not enough time.

dust's picture
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all this talk of live makes me want to install it again. im afraid i only have the version that came with my controller and thats live 6 le i think its limited but i have the cd. i got fairly proficient with live while trying a crack of it but they are good about that piracy stuff brilliant actually they let you use it for a few months then they will say you are not aloud to pirate. its like it took a few months just to get their workflow and interface down then you realize how brilliant the software is and well then they cut you off making you want to go out and buy it. i use logic and well i decided to by a controller that came with live instead of buying live even though it has limitations, if i need to do something live related then i can rewire it i guess. i suppose they are on 8 now and have some pretty decent controllers that are made particularly for live. i know they got something going with cycling 64 which is pretty cool. honestly im more of a composer than sampler guy so live's warping and stuff dosen't effect me much anymore as well i haven't been djing but recently got a vci controller.

so i know you can use live in a linear time timeline mode but i got really used to the clips mode and actually even if i where not performing live i preferred that mode. as of right now i am stuck with main stage which is an awesome patch oriented controller interface / live performance module that comes with logic but it doesn't let you perform clips that you have made either midi loops or audio loops. its more made to perform in a traditional since.

either way if someone got a multiple structure going with osc that would be awesome to be able to send multiple structures. i think as far as my osc days are concerned i built a library from bbosc and obj osc im pretty sure sending different data types in one bundle is possible.

itsthejayj's picture
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Mnstri, i'm going have to direct message for a reply to one of your questions follow me on twitter 'jonathanhammond'.

But I'm been going thru all your great work on OSC senders. I was hoping that we could hard code a receive patch like your Animata plugin, mixed data types coming from Ableton into a LIVEAPI OSC plugin in using VVOSC, outputting into qc as an structure. A temporary fix maybe, but i've got a feeling Rob from hexler will come in to save the day with a new version of his osc plugin.

  • love your serato patches going to have to talk to you some time in the future about that too.

hope the vj gig went well

itsthejayj's picture
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Sounds like you tempted to get back into live dust, if not for composing just live session view performance / recording and play back. once we get this oSC business fixed i'll be able to finish work on an new open source Just Add Music version. So hopefully you audio composing and mad qc skills can work hand in hand.

As for cycling 64's official API i can imagine 1) we will have the same problem with OSC and 2) i don't want people to have to pay for another extra part of Ableton when this LIVEAPI is free.

waxtastic's picture
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I'll try to find time to work on this. Would definitely like to see this working too.

Hard coding a sender wouldn't be at all difficult as I basically have it working already with my animata sender. I need to come up with some good way to have it support as many messages as possible.

I have one idea that might work. It's pretty ugly, but would do the trick. I'll let you know if it works out.

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Finally LIVEAPI for osx

great news Mnstri, although continuing on from what has seemed to become a very self-ish thread of mine, the OSC is sender is needed but the key part to controlling the liveAPI is the OSC receiver patch.

Thxs