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Name/Version: DVD 1.0
Author: byebyeempire  
Description: All right.

Let's not overthink this: all I did was replicate the bouncing DVD screensaver as a Max for Live device.

Why? Because sometimes when I have an idea — and almost always my DUMBEST ideas — I have to see if it is possible. And if it is, I'm compelled to see it all the way through. I don't know why I am the way that I am; wish I did.

Shout out to my buddy Ian (the artful pedal demo-er Collector//Emitter on YouTube!) for suggesting I turn this into an XY controller (and to Nick for giving this a test drive!). Not that DVD!!!!! needs to be used this way — sometimes sweet things can just exist to be sweet — BUT if you want to map it to stuff here's all you have to do:

Step 1: Click on the bouncing dvd logo. The device will magically expand to the right.
Step 2: There are two map buttons, Map X and Map Y. Click one, then click the parameter in Ableton you want to be controlled by the bouncing dvd logo overlord.
Step 3: The little buttons NEXT to the map buttons? That's how you disengage the mapping.

I've also added a "speed" control. Essentially, this'll give you some rough control over how fast (or not) the logo will bounce around. Revolutionary, I know.

Click the bouncing logo again to make the controls disappear. That's about it!

Let's be clear: I didn't put too much thought into this; there are probably some bugs and whatnot. I apologize. Mostly, this was a chance to try out some features I've never used before (and, you know, get a laugh). If someone finds this at all useful, excellent lmao

Please leave a comment below if you're able to get the logo to bounce exactly in the corner (like in that Office cold open).


Device Details

Downloads: 633
Tags utility, other, beta
Live Version Used: 11.0.2
Max Version Used: 8.1.11
Date Added: May 19 2021 13:34:20
Date Last Updated: May 19 2021 13:37:56
Average Rating (4) 5
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Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): Attribution

Device Files

Device File: DVD!!!!!.amxd


Me: What? This is ridiculous. What the hell, man.
Also Me: *downloads immediately*

Great effort, seriously put a smile on my face. The only feature I would consider adding would be a trigger output for collision / color change.

Game changer, makes all music 1000 x better

cat likes this... like, a lot.

"Let's not overthink this"
yeah right..
"sometimes when I have an idea ? and almost always my DUMBEST ideas ? I have to see if it is possible."
sounds like a very familiar overthinking process to me xD
welcome to the club rofl

This is a work of art.

This is how I know it's bed time.

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