I'd like to introduce you to a project I've been working on over the last few months that allows you to control Ableton Live directly from TidalCycles via some max4live devices. Unlike the previous methods you don't need to use SuperCollider and all communication is through osc messages directly from Tidal to Max. This opens a whole new range of possibilities since theoretically any parameter within a Live Session could be controlled using the LOM, hence the name of the project: Hack Your Daw
I have currently developed two devices:
-One is specifically designed to control the drum rack and gives you control over the various sample chains
-The other allows you to control any synth, either native or in vst format
The devices are designed to offer a control on the Tidal side that is as similar as possible to SuperDirt so that most things remain the same, although obviously for some parameters this is not possible.
Interesting features of the devices:
-You can use any number of devices within a Live session by associating a unique name to be called on Tidal.
-You can control the Macro of any instrument rack containing the device and the Send of any track on which the device is located.
-You can interpolate the values that Tidal outputs for Macro and Send controls through an interface contained in the device.
-Everything is Max vanilla
I hope that these devices can be useful to new users who come to Tidal without having knowledge of the Supercolider environment and to those who until now have used other workarounds to communicate between Tidal and Ableton Live. Also starting from this is fairly simple to control any Max patch with Tidal.
A special thank you to the entire Music Informatics team who has given me various feedback to bring these devices to a point where I hope everyone can use them easily.
I look forward to hear what people will come up to messing around with this!