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Name/Version: MuteGroupExeptOne 1.0
Author: MrWinter  
Description: A Max for Live plugin that mutes all track in a group except one.

Why did I create this device ? 😇
For my live setup I needed dynamically change the clips on one track. I created a group that contains my clips, kind of like a sample bank.
By having all the clips in the group beeing triggered at the same time when launching the group scene, I needed to create a device that acts like a solo button for tracks that are contained in a group without muting track outside the group.
So I made this device that mutes all tracks contained in a group except one.

Use cases:🤓
Here are some cool usecases that you could implement with this device😎:

Use a group as a __sample bank__.
Load the samples onto diffrent audio tracks and then browse them using the dial.

Use it as a __DJ slicer__
When you launch the sceneclip of the group all the samples are beeing played, when you turn the dial while multiple tracks are playing you can create cool scratching/slicing effects.

Use it as a __pitch shifter__
You can load the same clip onto multiple tracks, but pitch it up or down in the clip menue. Then you can use the dial to swap between the differently pitched samples.

Check my Github to download the device:

Device Details

Tags utility, dj, m4lhackevent
Live Version Used: 10.1.18
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Mar 24 2023 11:14:41
Date Last Updated: Mar 24 2023 11:15:26
Device Type: audio_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike


Dear Mr. Winter,

this is really great! I've been designing this approach with Ableton's plugins for a long time. But it is always a bit complicated and therefore I am very happy about this device! - But unfortunately I have a problem, because it also mutes the tracks next to the group (right). What am I doing wrong? Many greetings

Hi Toberaum!

Make sure you are using Ableton 10 and try to add a track into the group or deleting one after you added the device to the group. Each time a new track gets added/deleted from the group the device updates and should be able to detect where the group ends.

All best,


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