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Device Overview

Name/Version: Clip Loop Monitor 1.4
Author: kevinkripper  
Description: It's my mod of "Clip Loop Monitor" by user Synnack (, currently hosted at
This device gives you a better display of the play position of the currently playing clips in 8 tracks you specify.


What I've modified:

- Fixed Clip Loop Monitor starting at the beginning of the sound file instead at the beginning of the loop

- Keep the settings when closing/opening Ableton.

- DEEP clean up of the code.

- Converted into an audio device so you can drag it to the Master Track or any other Audio Track.
- Not only displays the name of the track but also the name of the clip.
- Each bar has the same color as the clip is representing.
- No need to refresh when adding a track or changing a clip, etc. It automatically refresh everything (track & clip name, clip color, track position).
- Added one more track, so now you can visualise the clips of 8 tracks per device.



1. Add the device to any Audio Track.
2. Select which tracks you want to monitor. If you don't it will default to tracks 1 - 7 which should be fine for most people's live shows.
3. Play some clips and see it shows you their status. Enjoy.

Device Details

Downloads: 1767
Tags utility, other, dj
Live Version Used: 9.0.3
Max Version Used: 6.1.2
Date Added: May 20 2013 20:04:41
Date Last Updated: Jun 21 2021 18:22:34
Average Rating (1) 5
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Device Type: audio_device
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Device Files

Device File: Clip Loop Monitor.amxd



Great device.. But for some reason it doesn't work when the clips have follow actions on them... It just shows that it played all the way through

Actually I think it just doesn't work with really long clips

Hi, I've tested in both windows and mac with Live 9 (Max 6.1) and Live 8 (Max 6.0.8) and it works perfect with long and short clips even if they have follow actions or not. Cheers!

Great device, however it doesn't seem to keep my settings when closing/opening Ableton - eg when setting certain tracks to monitor, it 'forgets' them when re-opening the set. Any ideas?

I didn't realize that but is already fixed! Thanks!

downloaded the latest version and still get same problem - the device doesn't remember the tracks that I selected. Please help, thanks.

Sorry to hear that but here its working flawlessly with Live 8.2.6 (Max 6.0.8) and Live 9 (Max 6.1)

I think the problem with this is that it starts at the very beginning of the sound file, and not where the clip start position is at..

So most of my clips show up as being played all the way through even though they aren't

Yes, you are right! Fixed, check it out

Very useful device! Thank you!

Do you accept feature request? ;) It would be nice if this device can display total play time for clip. Very often i just forget about some playing clips set especially if the set consisting of short clips.

Brilliant! However I have two suggestions :

- option to resize the floating window would be great
- option to change the number of monitored tracks

I use Live for live performances and every inch on my MacBook monitor is valuable. The floating window now simply takes too much space. :-)

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