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orbita
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27 posts since 9 Mar, 2017
My use-case is that I have an external instrument (a semi-modular) on a channel and wish to use expert-sleepers silent-way plugin to generate an CV LFO (which is audio data). So I'm planning on putting it into an fx-rack chain that doesn't contribute to the main signal and then would like to redirect it to a different channel so that I can sent it out of my expert sleepers ES3 into my semi-modular.

I'd like to keep the plugin on the same track so I can use clip automation/modulation.

I think I can solve this using an empty audio track to receive the audio from the plugin but i'd prefer not to have a whole track just to redirect the output so I was wondering if there is a max4live device that takes audio input and has a UI for selecting a target external audio channel to send it to?
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Guenon
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1485 posts since 17 Jun, 2005
With the recent additions to the Live API, devices like this are starting to appear:

http://maxforlive.com/library/device/45 ... audioroute
http://maxforlive.com/library/device/4673/outist

Check those out and see if they work in this use case :)
pottering
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623 posts since 14 Dec, 2014
I don't use external synths, but couldn't you just use an External Audio Effect device, without selecting a input, just output?
orbita
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27 posts since 9 Mar, 2017
pottering wrote:I don't use external synths, but couldn't you just use an External Audio Effect device, without selecting a input, just output?


Why didn't I think of that! Works perfectly, thanks!
orbita
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27 posts since 9 Mar, 2017
Guenon wrote:With the recent additions to the Live API, devices like this are starting to appear:

http://maxforlive.com/library/device/45 ... audioroute
http://maxforlive.com/library/device/4673/outist

Check those out and see if they work in this use case :)


The external audio effect does the trick but I shall check these out nevertheless, thanks!
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Tj Shredder
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1019 posts since 6 Jan, 2017, from Outer Space
Btw, Max4Live is a tool to do it yourself. It takes less time to create such easy things than to search for a readymade device. That is the whole idea about it...
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Guenon
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1485 posts since 17 Jun, 2005
orbita wrote:The external audio effect does the trick but I shall check these out nevertheless, thanks!


Yeah :). These ones have the added benefit of being capable of sending the audio to any internal channel in Live too (also return channels), so you can use them for all kinds of signal injecting duties that would be otherwise more cubersome to make.

Tj Shredder wrote:It takes less time to create such easy things than to search for a readymade device. That is the whole idea about it...


Generally yes -- however on the contrary, in this case creating a device like the above linked ones is still quite an involved process. It's brand new API functionality and building "such easy things" with it has been a bit of a chore even for more experienced Maxers.

Things like this have been using the fresh bpatcher subpatch, like introduced in Live 10's surround panner, like this:

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and parsing that hasn't been exactly straightforward, to get the free routing functionality people have been after. See here: https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=229499

Luckily, there are the readymade devices for this already available now, after some creative experimentation by Max heads :)

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