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Name/Version: bcBypassFX 1.1.2
Author: bugcompass  
Description: About

Two Max For Live devices that bypass all
devices on a track simultaneously. Even
though you can use the Audio device on a
MIDI track, the MIDI device is included so
you can place it further to the left in
the device chain for easier access.


1) Place the bcBypassFX device on the audio,
return or MIDI track that you wish to bypass
all devices on.

2) Use the Audio, MIDI and Instrument
buttons to choose whether to allow those
device types to be bypassed.

3) Use the BypassAll / Inactive button to
bypass all devices on the same track
simultaneously and return them to their
previously active or bypassed states.

Changes made to the active or bypassed states
of individual devices once bcBypassFX is in
the BypassAll state will not be updated. This
means that any device made active once in
BypassAll mode will still be active when
returning to Inactive mode, but bypassed again
in BypassAll mode.

This may be updated in a future release if
interest for this is shown from users.

Note: This update allows for the Bypass /
Inactive function to be filtered by device
type. The Audio, MIDI and Instrument buttons
decide which types will be affected by the
NEXT Bypass message and do not send the
Bypass / Inactive message themselves.

Current versions and information can be
found at:


You may use this device freely in your
audio production work.

You may use or adapt the contained
Max/MSP patch for use in your own patches
for personal use only.

Redistribution of any patches containing
all or part of this patch is permitted
for non-profit purposes only, as long as
the original author is credited and the
original patch and this file are included
each time.

Use of this patch in any form for
commercial use or profit is not allowed,
without the original author's written

Referenced sub-patchers

Max/MSP sub-patchers used in this device are
the live.oberserver workaround by Dimitri



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Live Version Used: 9.7
Max Version Used: 7.2.4
Date Added: Oct 16 2016 12:49:15
Date Last Updated: Sep 20 2022 23:19:42
Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike


Version 1.1 will hopefully differentiate between MIDI and Audio devices on the same track. Please send feedback to miles (at)

Update complete. Version 1.1.2 comes as an Audio and MIDI device, both identical, allowing to filter out the bypassing of devices by type.

Very cool device! Does this add to Ableton's Undo / Redo history?

Can't seem to get either device working in Live 9.7.1 & Max 7.3.1

Scratch that - its definitely working. Not sure what I was doing wrong.

It does appear to add to Live's Undo / Redo history. Is there any way of avoiding this?

the version was 1.1.3 instead of 1.1.2

it worked well the first few times, but then it stopped working completely...

i didn't change anything in the plugin chain... help :(

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