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Name/Version: PlugView 1.5
Author: VKondakoff  
Description: This device populates a list of VST/VST3/AU plugins and M4L devices which were used in any Ableton Live session.

Use this device when you want to parse several livesets trying to find these with (or without) the specific plugins. This is useful when you are switching plugins, changing plugin versions or preparing to share the sets. Livesets are not actually loaded into Ableton Live, PlugView is parsing them 'on the fly', so the process is quite quick.

Usage: load Ableton Live session (als-file) of your choice by dropping it into PlugView window or by clicking on a big file chooser button. The list of VST/VST3/AU plugins and M4L devices which were used in this Ableton Live session will be displayed in a grid, sorted and counted. Now you can copy this list to system clipboard for further processing. You don’t need to actually open the live set in Ableton Live to populate the plugins list. Just drop any als file from Ableton Live browser or Finder/Explorer into PlugView window.

I'm pretty sure this is the first M4L device which extensively use Node For Max.

PlugView was tested to work in Ableton Live 10/Max 8.0.3 (macOS Mojave/Windows 10). Note, please, Max 8.0.3 (or later) is required to run PlugView.

Short video: (introduction) (copy plugins list to system clipboard)

Price: $1

Version 1.0 (Jan 2019)
- Initial release
Version 1.1 (March 2019)
- Program logic enhancements
- Cosmetic changes
Version 1.2 (May 2020)
- Copy plugins list to system clipboard
- Small fixes
Version 1.3 (June 2020)
- Now PlugView lists AU-plugins correctly
Version 1.4 (June 2020)
- VST3 plugins are included in the list
- Fixed an issue when ‘Default.aupreset’ appears as AU-plugin in he list
- Code cleanup
Version 1.5 (July 2020)
- New option to sort plugins list by their type (AU/VST/VST3/M4L)
- Small fixes

Here you can view my other M4L devices:

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Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 8.0.3
Date Added: Jan 09 2019 17:43:20
Date Last Updated: Jun 30 2020 14:57:04
Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): Commercial


This is great! Been trying to modify the device using this patch: add text file output, but am not having much luck. Keeps crashing Max. Any chance you can add this feature?

Since version 1.2 you can copy the plugins list to the system clipboard. Here is a video: . Have fun!

VST3 plugins are supported since v1.4!

I hope you're well Kondakoff, but I'm sorry that 1.5 crashes Live 10, also in a fresh OS and DAW install. Please advise.

I have sent an email to your gmail in August.

Hi BREX and Stromkraft
I saw your comment under an old maxforlive plugin.
coulsounds - Sync Tool and Synchronisation Pack 1.0
It's not on sale right now, if you have it, I'll be glad if you email it to me.
My email;

If only this also listed the track the plug-in is used on, it would be perfect!

Hi.. Does this work with Live 11?

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