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Name/Version: Lord of the Knobs 1.1
Author: altarofwisdom  
Description: Lord Of The Knobs is the M4L utility you've been searching for, it's meant to expedite tweaking and controlling for many parameters in Live.
Consider it like the big brother of the macro controls you can set-up in Live. I've initially built it to easily manipulate the params of my AutoTools (AutoGrid, AutoPlay, ...) but I've found out I could get that idea to a much higher and more versatile level.

In brief:
- it comes with a floating UI that stays over the main window, always accessible
- the window can be named (if you have several instances of the tool each one can have a different - meaningful - name)
- it can be mapped to any parameter than can be controlled by typically Live's LFO: synths, channels strip, sends, panning, vsts macros...
- it provides 8 simultaneous controls for 8 different parameters
- For each paramater you can:
- set its min value, max value, and curve (smoothly from exponential to linear to logarithmic)
- instantly mute it (send it to the configured min value)
- instantly max it (send it to the configured max value)
- solo it (send it to the configured max value while all 7 others go to their minimum value)
- control its value directly from the UI form its min to its max value
- At a global device level you can:
- control all 8 paramaters at the same time with a single knob
- smoothly mix between 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 (1 going slowly down while 2 goes up, then 2 going down while 3 goes up as you turn the knob,)
- Every movement done on the plugin can be instant, or can be set to occur through a configurable period of time (in ms or in time division up to 16 bars). This way, with a single move, you can for example trigger an 8 bars riser controlling the 8 Low Pass filters of 8 pads channels or a transition between two channels.

On top of that, every single element can be automated, so with one single lane of automation you can control 8 parameters at the same time OF ANY TRACK OR ELEMENT IN YOUR PROJECT, saving a tremendous amount of time when building your track. You even can record mute/solo/max events in the automation.
If you own a physical controller, just assign the adequate device knobs to your physical ones and you have a very practical controlling tool.

All in all, I actually have found myself putting that thing on more than one instance in my projects because I found it so practical (hence the naming feature to avoid getting lost in which one controls what).

Hope you'll enjoy to use it as much as I've enjoyed doing it !

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Live Version Used: 10.1.30
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Mar 11 2021 19:33:04
Date Last Updated: Not updated yet
Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): Commercial


Hello Altar,

I recently purchased the Lord of the Knobs. It's an inspiring and very versatile multi mapper. Glad, that I found it.

To be perfectly happy with it, there are three things I'd love to have: An option to key/midi map the "Global Set" and the "Mix" knob and the "Open Floating UI". As far as I can see it the Mix and the Global Set buttons can only be moved by mouse, right?

But anyway: Great tool already.

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