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Device Overview

Name/Version: MFL Document Utility 1.0
Author: xanadu  
Description: This device contains javascript code that can encode any file as a javascript sourcefile.

You can import that sourcefile into your MFL device. Then you should freeze it.

This way you Max For Live device can contain .PDF manuals, definition files for MIDI devices, sound clips, zipped archives and so on.

If you execute the javascript, the file is written to disk again. This allows you to include all kinds of support files inside your device.

This device is a MFL instrument, but the code can be copied to a MIDI device or an effect.

Device Details

Downloads: 409
Tags utility, other
Live Version Used: 8.1.5
Max Version Used:
Date Added: Sep 16 2010 11:22:19
Date Last Updated: Sep 16 2010 11:22:40
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Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): None

Device Files

Device File: MFL Document Utility.amxd


wow, very interesting. I wonder how long before someone posts a device with a virus in it....

Hi synnack,

If I where you, I would only test devices from on virtual computers (VMware) after making a snapshot. But life is short and this severely limits what you can achieve within your lifetime...

If someone wants to distribute malware using a MFL device he already has access to the file system and other resources using Javascript. If someone publishes a device with a link to auxiliary resources he probably do even more harm.

If you don't trust the software, don't download it. But this is true for any device on

The count of Ableton Live users who also bought MFL is not interesting for people/companies that distribute virusses.

People who are using Live with MFL on stage are keen to never ever connect their notebooks to the internet and thoroughly test any new software before installing it on this computer.


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