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Name/Version: ArmTrick - MIDI Version 1.0
Author: meandthe  
Description: ArmTrick v1.0

Hello everyone,

This m4l device arms one or several tracks.

I wasn't able to affect a "Toggle" switch to a track’s Arm button in Ableton so I made this device.
It's very useful when you want to use lightning pad and see the Arm button's state on a track.

I use it with my Akai LPD and my Arturia MiniLab but i'm sure that it can be useful for other MIDI Controllers.

The great thing is you can use as many device as you want in a project.

You have tree ways to affect your MIDI Controller in the arm section: a button, a dial and a toggle. Use the best for your controller. For exemple, the Akai LPD8 works with the dial and the arturia MiniLab with the toggle button...

The Midi Controller you want to use has to be in Remote Mode (in your Live's preferences) and it needs to send CC info (not notes).

Classic Mode
Apply the device to a track, affect the device's Arm button to the pad you want (using cmd+M or ctrl+M) and that's it.

MultiTrack Mode
In this mode, you can choose how many tracks you want arm and it will arm the next X tracks.
I use it for my ROLI Seaboard Rise since it needs 16 MIDI tracks to work, but you may want to use it for something else.

In this mode, you can choose the tracks you want to arm (16 tracks max).

There is an MIDI Effect version AND an Audio Effect version (if you like the device stays above or after everything :)

That is my first m4l device so please let me know if you have some trouble or improvement to share.

Enjoy the arm trick :)


Device Details

Downloads: 423
Tags effect, utility, other, hardware, m4lhackevent
Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 8.0.0
Date Added: Jan 21 2018 01:31:09
Date Last Updated: Feb 17 2018 13:35:46
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Device Type: midi_device
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Device Files

Device File: ArmTrick-MidiVersion.amxd


Today you are my favorite person. Thanks for your work.

Thank you so much for this and the audio version. Setting up a Seaboard is annoying with Live but your work makes it much easier :)

Unfortunately it does not save the settings. So I cannot save my instruments with the device but have to set it up every time again. Also it is only arming 15 tracks even when set to 16. Can I contact you and we figure out whats wrong?

Thanks for your comments guys, I'm glad it helped.
Sure, you can contact me, I don't know how to do that on this website...

To save your devices, you can group the whole thing (armtrick+your instrument), it works here.

Hi. Great job. Thank you.
About your answer:
"To save your devices, you can group the whole thing (armtrick+your instrument), it works here."

Grouping is the only way to save MultiTrack/FreeMode choice?

Thank you in advance

I guess so, for this version.
I'm working on an update, but m4l is quite time consuming.

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