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Name/Version: X-Relay 1.1
Author: ManifestAudioGbR  
Description: Designed by Ableton Certified Trainer Noah Pred to encourage dynamic interactions and allow sophisticated routing between different MIDI elements anywhere in a set, X-Relay functions in two modes: Relay or Node.

In default Node mode, it processes MIDI on the current track with the default MIDI In selected, or processes MIDI received via a selected Relay Conduit. In Relay mode, MIDI can be sent to one of 64 Conduits for interception at any juncture where a Node might be placed: at any point of a MIDI device chain, or within a MIDI effect or instrument rack.

In both modes, MIDI can be constrained to the scale and key set by an instance of Global Hub — or specified locally when pinned. MIDI can also be muted, sustained, transposed in both semitones and octaves, and rhythmically offset with a millisecond or base rate multiplied delay time.

Setting an instance of X-Relay in Node mode to receive MIDI from a Relay rather than the current MIDI In allows new options in the device. The Playback Mode selector allows you to strictly receive the Relay input, to play the current Track input altered by Relay MIDI — or, uniquely, to only play the current Track input while Relay notes are held in Gate mode, or between Relay notes in Side mode. In Track, Gate, and Side modes, you have the option to Merge both the Relay and Track MIDI into the same MIDI stream, and to Transpose the Track MIDI according to Relay pitch input, all of course while remaining constrained to the selected scale and key.

Clicking the gear toggle opens advanced settings, including pitch and velocity range constraints to exclude reception of notes outside the range; clicking the Normal toggle switches to the unique Invert option which flips incoming MIDI note pitches; combined with a bit of transposition this can result in instant counterpoint. The latest version offers velocity control for both inbound Node and outbound Relay velocities from 0-200%, along with optional Monophonic output modes and minor bug fixes.

Optimized for Push, consider saving it as part of your default MIDI track — and open the Info View as needed for further details.

Version: 1.1 (2022.11.22)

Requires: Ableton Live 10.1.x or higher running Max for Live 8.1.x on Mac or PC.

X-Relay comes bundled free with Utility Boost - and all paid Max for Live MIDI Effects!

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Live Version Used: 10.1.18
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Dec 08 2022 11:44:25
Date Last Updated: Dec 08 2022 11:49:10
Device Type: midi_device
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