Willy Nolan


Project Title Description

Although most people who use Ableton Live probably use it to make music, it was also one of the first Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) to offer a fully programmatic interface and probably still offers the best live performance abilities of any DAW.

Live officially supports programmatic access to every knob, button and and slider through the Live Object Model (LOM). With this much access the (LOM) is a bit of a maze but this is expected because of the number of paramaters available in Live. There is a learning curve to figuring out how the object hierarchy works but, once figured out, each and every property of a Live set is reachable programmatically.

The repeated necessity of a scriptable, real-time audio engine, and specifically one that could be used wirelessly through Open Sound Control (OSC) led to the creation of Respectrable.

Respectrable is a Max for Live device that facilitates easily accessing the Live Object Model through Javascript or Max objects. The featured video shows a very simple example of bi-directional control of the Live and a graphical application.