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Name/Version: LoadeR - load devices with shortcuts 1.0
Author: Crampe  
Description: Ever wanted to quickly insert an Eq8, an Operator, an LFO or even a VST from a keyboard shortcut, a midi controller, or a touchscreen thing? That's what LoadeR's for!

Unlike other similar M4L devices, you don't need any extra setup or script or grouping devices (ONLY vst2 need to be grouped/racked. Live can save Au and VST3 plugins as .aupreset/.vstpreset, which are files recognized by LoadeR.) to be able to quickly load your favorite devices into the selected track without ever opening Live's Browser... just press the shortcut you assigned to a device!

You can simultaneously use as many instances as you want, so you're not limited to the 12 slots of a single instance.

LoadeR also works with Mira/MiraWeb (with the included LoadeR Mira version) so you can use your touchscreen thing too!

Live9/10/11 with Max8 required.

Device Details

Tags utility, other
Live Version Used: 9
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Jun 18 2021 04:58:37
Date Last Updated: Jun 18 2021 18:04:34
Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): Commercial


This is it, finally I can bypass the useless grouping stage. Thank you

Great plugin but just so people know the description isn't 100% accurate. You still have to group/rack VST plugins for this to work. Your shortcuts have to be in accessible in a .adv file. Similar to "Shortcut Buddy".

Hey Audiojet,
It's mentionned in the video demo and in the manual, but it was missing from the device's page, and it's now fixed, thanks!

Audiojet, I wasn't precise enough:
ONLY vst2 need to be grouped/racked.
Live can save Au and VST3 plugins as .aupreset/.vstpreset, which are files recognized by LoadeR.

Great device.
Seem to be getting a duplicate device when clicking on a slot.
Cheer for the device.

Hey Atari,

That's either because you've tried using multiple instances of the free Lite version,
because you're clicking the slots with the mouse which is not what the device is intent for!
It's specifically designed to work with shortcuts, and since buttons in M4L have never been made to be used as shortcuts it needs workarounds... which interfere with mouse clicking.

I see. I was clicking with mouse. Cheers for clearing that up for me.
Cheers :)

@Atari, indeed!
You gave me the idea of making a floating window version, that you could keep around all the time and use with the mouse.
But, hey shortcuts are queens!

amazing! bought (along with bip and clip gain- so great!). hope you don't mind me hacking this one a little to accept program change messages (for swapping out full instrument racks during live performances)

also - you mentioned 'other similar m4l devices'. which ones are those? im looking for something like this for an older 32bit laptop (but still super capable) laptop - live 9/max7.

hey offthesky

Sure, hack it, it's M4L!
LoadeR definitely works on L9 (64bit)/Max8, but no idea about Live 32bit, did you try already?

For other similar devices, you can check Flowstate's Browser Mapper or Shortcut Buddy (from Noir Labs I think) but no idea if those can run on Live 32bit either.

found out unfortunately no 32bit support beyond max 7. and sadly no patches afaik do this kind of thing for abes9/max7 anyway. perhaps its time to bite the bullet and upgrade the live performance rig. anyway, thanks again for the excellent patches!

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