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Device Overview

Name/Version: Mute Mean Disable 1.5
Author: Takadimi  
Description: Relief your cpu charge by automatically disabling temporarly unused devices. This patch disable devices when the track is muted and restore initial enable state when track is reactived. Very useful for big set with many devices and plug-ins.

Audio track version of this device avaliable here :

deeper explanations
Some plug-in take CPU resource even if they are not used. This is a real problem when you work with a big live set with a lot of tracks and different plug.
This device take a snapshot of the following devices in his track; it disable them if track is mute, re-enable when track is unmuted.
How ? it simply store of enable state for all devices placed on his right.

main features
- - snapshot : record of enable state of device places on the right
- - listen to track mute state
- - button for mute/unmuted track
- - disabling every following device when track is muted
- - restore the enable state of the following devices when track is reactived

restriction- limitation
- - ableton rack : this patch consider rack as a unique device . It do not look inside the rack. (anyway you can put this device into a rack track and it works ! )
- - this patch do not look at the devices placed on his left. In that way you can choose to let some "source" devices to keep their state in any case.

specific options
- - snapshots on mute : automatically take (or not) a snapshot each time you mute the track
- - ability to rename the device on top

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Device Details

Downloads: 404
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Live Version Used: 9.6.2
Max Version Used: 7.2.4
Date Added: Dec 10 2017 17:54:19
Date Last Updated: Oct 26 2018 09:56:09
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Device Type: midi_device
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Device Files

Device File: MuteMeanDisable.amxd


Is it possible to make it restored when will appear midi or audio signal on the track?

Could be a good idea... as an option I guess : something like "re-enable on input" option ? I'll have a look but I think it is possible. Are you interested in this option ?

Does this avoid the populating Live's undo history?

Hi Broah

As far as I know, "Device enable" parameter's changes are writen in undo history by live. So every changes with this device are stored in Live's undo history

These are both awesome!!! Thanks for making them.

Hi, I started using Mute mean disable and I like it a lot but Live crashes at exit, After much looking what caused Im sure now its MMD, Tried in 2 computers with full an empty projects. Just as a tough, Can you add an option to delay the disable after mute couple seconds so theres no hanging midi notes when switching? Thanks a lot!!

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