This screencast describes how to combine Max/MSP's poly~ object with Max for Live's object, to create a patch that can output the name of any clip that is triggered in an Ableton Live set.

This patch is demonstrated in the context of a Live DJ set, in which it displays the name of each tune that is dropped into the mix. (Ableton - can we have M4L support for the Serato Bridge software plz, hint hint!)

This is the first of a two-parter. In part two we'll build on this patch, using Max's Jitter functions to display the information in a useful way.

The patches are available for free:

Music credits:
Paper Tiger - Good Feelings (PT Remix) ::
Submotion Orchestra - Finest Hour (Planas Remix) ::
Vishush Killah - The Untamed Noise ::

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