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Name/Version: Move Clip Grid - Launchpad - Push - move red box 1.9
Author: sharp  
Description: -- Update v.19 (23 June 2019)
• Selected Control Surface (Push1/2/APCE etc) is saved and loaded correctly, before it had to be selected from the list again. The patch waits 5 seconds to make sure Push has loaded before recalling the setting.
• Previously scene names that only contained numbers wouldn't work, e.g. '4' now any scene name will work (now scene names can be a number only)
• Previously scene names with spaces didn't work, now they do (now scene names can contain spaces).
• Fixed a bug that prevented sessions with a high number of scenes from working, i.e. when there was a high number of scenes, the patch wouldn't workl
• Track and Scene updated from limit of 9999 tracks

As I've put quite a bit of work into this patch and I don't use it for my own live set, I am asking for a small amount to go towards a beer, or some nice biscuit. LEt me know if there's any issues.

--Updated v1.8 (2 May 2016)
Now supports Live 1.6, Push 2 (and Push 1) - BIG THANKS to @atomictag's patch! I've used elements of this to get and move the red session ring after some changes were made to accessing this in Live (and for Push2)

--Updated v1.6 (1 May 2015)
* bugs fixed

--Updated v1.4 (23 Feb 2015)--
* Removed limitation for number of scenes and tracks
* Preset/storage box 3 is now working

Move the control surface red box to up to 8 preset locations!

This device allows you to store 8 preset locations inside of your session that can be jumped to with a single click/midi mapped button.

Choose track and scene name for each preset, then press the button to jump to that location.

See video for quick overview, or click help button inside of the patch for setup details.

- track/scene names cannot be duplicates
- all folded tracks will be unfolded
- there is a small bug where the device won't re-load a preset correctly, if that preset is the same track that the move clip grid device is on, the track dropdown will show 'This track'. To avoid this, use the device on it's own track.
- it's a midi device and should be on it's own track. There is an audio device version available if needed, contact me.

@atomictag's patch is here:

Device Details

Downloads: 2657
Tags utility, hardware, dj, push
Live Version Used: 9.0.6
Max Version Used: 6.1.4
Date Added: Mar 31 2014 08:47:43
Date Last Updated: Jul 28 2019 11:04:11
Average Rating (1) 5
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Device Type: midi_device
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Device Files

Device File: MoveClipGrid_v1.9_trial-version.amxd


Thank you so much for creating and providing this program.
It's making my life so much easier.
Not only did you make a great Max for Live Script, but it is also very clean and straightforward.
Wishing you the best.

I keep getting "$" variable out of range (1) and it doesn't save the info for track three. Every time I reopen a set I have to re-enter the info for track three. Everything else works fine. Any ideas? I'm on windows 7.

possible bug report:
I have a dj session with millionz of tracks and scenes, so when I open the menu to select a scene, the list of scenes is split into two columns... and apparently any scene listed in the second column (the second half of all of my scenes) will not work. I push the button and it just will not navigate to it. anything in the first column works fine tho.

btw thank you for this excellent and very useful tool, which I will use a great deal if I can find a workaround for this column problem

sorry for the delay, I don't get email notifications when people post here.

@djzach - do you have more than 666 scenes, or 999 tracks? either way I think I have fixed this bug, new device uploaded.

@upow1234 - new device uploaded, hopefully track 3 works now.

i think i found 1 or 2 bugs.
s --selected_control_surface has no kabel to Select_control_surface


autopattr ?

Thanks, another update coming soon. Any more ideas let me know

unfortunately this is not currently working... i am running live 9.2... after setting up i cannot click or midi map any of the numbers... in fact nothing can be midi mapped, not even the title (midi mapping works on other devices for me, so this is device specific)...

i hope this gets updated as i have been looking for something just like this. hopefully you can also load two or more instances to be able to have more that 8 preset clip view jumps

okay... so if loaded in a blank session i can now click and midi map the buttons... but they don't update the clip view ring at all


It was working fine on Live 9.2.3 and it's so perfect on stage !!!

But it doesn't work with LIVE 9.5 !

Will you update your device ?
It's so helpfull !!!!!!

Thank's !


Thanks for the feedback, didn't realise people were using this so much.

I will update for Live 9.5

Please send any error messages to jsharp seven-the-number at gmail com

You total legend, thanks! I've been after this function for years!!!!

does anyone know if this works with push 2 please?

Yes !!!

Thank you so much !
Your device is a key !!!

I'll send you a message if a see any message, but the thing is that there is just nothing happening.. :-/

Hope you'll get it !



I will updatefor Live 9.5 at he weekend.

I'll also check Push 2 functionality

Bad News - I don't know how to fix this at this stage for Live 9.5 upwards.

There was a change to some back end settings/configuration, so this device no longer works.

From doing initial research, apparently this Isotronik device has similar or the same functionality. It's not free, AND I haven't tried it myself - it is very different to the patch I made. I will update if I find a solution, but I don't see anything likely at this stage.

Hi Sharp,
I'm sorry you can't fix it...
Hope you'll do that one day !
Many thank's for what you've done, and I will come here often to see if you had fix it !
Keep the faith !
I'm going to see what the other plug in does... (the isotonik thing)

All the best for you !

Thanks! There is a small chance I can get it working for Push 1 and Launvhpad under 9.5 and 9.6. Push 2 is too much headache to learn the control script stuff (again), or rather it's not my focus at the moment.

Hi Sharp,
I'm sorry you can't fix it...
Hope you'll do that one day !
Many thank's for what you've done, and I will come here often to see if you had fix it !
Keep the faith !
I'm going to see what the other plug in does... (the isotonik thing)

All the best for you !

Hi Sharp,
I'm sorry you can't fix it...
Hope you'll do that one day !
Many thank's for what you've done, and I will come here often to see if you had fix it !
Keep the faith !
I'm going to see what the other plug in does... (the isotonik thing)

All the best for you !

Please do it for Push 1 !!!

Hi Everyone. NEW UPDATE. Works with Push 1 and Push 2 for Live 1.6

Thanks to @atomictag for using parts of his code

Yeaaaaaah !!!!!

You did it !!!

Thank's to all of you !!!


I love this device!! thanks much for it. I am facing an issue though. Whenever I have a tempo indicated in the scene, the device cannot launch the scene. Any numbers in the scene would cause this behavior. Is this expected or is there anything I can do to fix it?


Is there a way to automate the move of the box?

Unfortunately not, unless you routes the Midi out and back in to control the Midi map buttons.

let me know what you're trying to do, it's probably possible

Hello, anybody else has this problem that all group tracks open up to expose included tracks when using this device? Thanks

ho, I see it now... and I cant erase sorry...

@ ofersmi, yes unfortunately to make the device work it opens group tracks (I's a long time since I reviewed the patch). These small things are kinda tricky to fix, and take quite a bit of work (storing how the group track look like, then restoring that once you have moved the group track). It's not the kind of update I plan to make (I'm not good enough in max 4 live to make such an update quickly unfortunately).

hey everyone, thanks for all the feedback. New version available
- new design, last controller recalled on load, scene name bugs fixed.

Is anyone having any luck with the launchpad X? Can't get it to work. Everything behaves as expected until the moment you click the button.

Hi rolandb - any luck, did you get it working

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