Parameter Randomizer Device
Finally I did some updates to the Nocturn m4l device. It makes more sense when mappings are recalled with the Liveset.
A design update for Reminder m4l device to make it compatible with Max 7 UI.
I had some fun with the Digginsack Facebook Group where a given sample has to be used for a 2 minute beat which ends up in a voting.
On a search for things related to audio metadata extraction i came across MEAPsoft quite a long time ago. I didn't like the GUI and the way it was meant to be used but noticed there has to be some interessting code behind it. The intention was to reuse the open source code in Max someday but my knowledge of any text based programming languages was very limited at that time.
It was this summer that i took part in a 7-week C# course which finally gave me the needed insight into object oriented languages that i was missing to understand the code and to start this project.
It's hard to tell when a private software project is finished, in fact it's never. I decided to share this now because it reached a state where it has all main features of MEAPsoft and some more. In addition many bugs in the MEAPsoft source code have been fixed. And i really need a break from JAVA.
MEAP4Max is nothing to use, it's something to build upon. A tool for the Max community. Have fun.
Random Simpler 0.6
The device now offers a little browser window to select any subfolder to be included. This is a huge step forward in terms of usability. Select a group of subfolders from totally different locations to form the basis for the random selection. Furthermore countless improvements under the hood. The result is a faster loading device that uses less resources.
Oh, Max 7 is now required because of one main reason. Max 7 comes with a newer SQLite version that allows recursive queries. For example to find all subfolders of a folder with unknown and unlimited search depth in the database.
Over years I was convinced that a m4l device's audiofile is not taken into account when you "collect all and save" to make a Live project portable. That's simply wrong. The live.drop object makes this possible and is of course now implemented into the Random Simpler.
Please check out the further changes and have fun.
Random Simpler 0.5
The first update after an initial release is always important. Thanks to all who helped me out with reports and suggestions.
what else: I fixed a bug of the 11clicks object related to screen coordinates on systems with 2 or more screens.
I'm back with this instrument. Like in a previous device, I use Ableton Live's file database as a sample source but this time it's a sample player at the same time. My goal was to have a pretty complete set of controls of a simple sampler engine like playback direction, loop modes, pitch, filter, envelopes, panning, volume and a seemless communication with the database in the background.
The device makes it easy to take a trip through your soundfiles by just pressing Next or Prev (midimapable buttons btw) independent from your folder structure. What I like to do is combining multiple instances in a drumrack with something that generates midi notes and build little generative music maschines. Again not your average Max4Live device instead an innovative approach with well thought out Max patches.
I've learned so much while creating this about MSP (signal processing objects in Max), databases in general, handling dictionarys and databases in a C-external, porting everything over from Windows to xcode on Mac, make multiple instances of the same device talking with each other etc. It was a great jorney and it's not finished. I hope for some feedback and already have my own to-do list for this.
Random Sample Picker - Mac OS Version
It was a matter of finding a way to create the links with applescript, the other parts of the device translated very well to Mac. The users Library folder, where you find Live's database, is hidden by default but I added a "auto detect" button to make that easier.
I made this a year ago to regularly remind me to save the current project. I used a very unstable development environment at this time and often lost hours of work due to a crash.
Now someone told me he uses it to prevent him from getting stuck in unproductive operations while making music.
However, there seemed to be a bug while loading the settings of the device. I tried to fix it and added some features. Tell me if that was not successful.
Random Sample Picker v2.1
I had to eliminate a bug and at the same time i added some things for completeness. Read the changelog to get more specific info.
Random Sample Picker v2
Nocturn Live Api Device 0.7
As suggested on maxforlive.com, i reworked the resolution system of the encoders. And I'm very happy with it so far. It's now easy to make a full range left or right turn and at the same time use a much higher resolution if you turn slowly. It's a direct relationship between encoder turning speed and stepsize. Please report if this needs further finetuning.
Furthermore a usability boost of the device pages in form of a system to change and save the order of parameters of devices, 2 additional modes for snapshot fades, and a quick way to hotswap devices.
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