If you watched the last video where we shook hands with Ableton’s Max for Live, you might remember that the device we left off with was functional, but far from optimal. Our main goal was just to get the darn thing working. So, in this video, we are going to discuss a few ways to optimize our arpeggiator. First, we are going to discuss how to make the unit interact more closely with Live’s global tempo (since that is the reason most of us use Live). Then, we are going to talk about making our User Interface, if not nice, at least comprehensible and “Ableton-like.” We’ll do this by using some of Max for Live’s built-in interface objects. And, last but not least, we’ll make sure that our poor little device has some sort of labels to explain what it is and what it does.
Make sure to tune in next week, when we discuss how to extend any MIDI controller with the power of MaxforLive!