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Name/Version: Retake 1.2.1
Author: denleschae  
Description: Retake is a Max for Live device which captures unexpected creative moments. Use it to capture ideas and never miss a brilliant take or happy accident again!


1) Add Retake to a MIDI track.
2) Arm the track.
3) Press play on the transport (deactivate loop switch).
4) Perform.
5) Click the retake button to instantly restore the previous performance to a new clip.

Change Log:

v1.2.1 - 27 April 2014
- Each instance of the device has a unique note buffer.

v1.2 - 12 December 2013
- Retake automatically creates new clips. If all clip slots are filled a new scene is created for the clip.

v1.1 - 9 May 2013
- Improved note start time accuracy.
- Improved note duration accuracy.
- Resolved a rare issue where the loop state may not have been detected accurately.

v1.0 - 24 April 2013
- Initial release.

Device Details

Downloads: 998
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Live Version Used: 9.1
Max Version Used: 6.1.6
Date Added: Apr 24 2013 01:55:31
Date Last Updated: Jul 21 2014 01:43:41
Average Rating (1) 5
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Device Files

Device File: Retake.amxd


great idea!
works fine :)

can't get it working here... doesn't play and create no clip

@lek. Thanks for checking out Retake. Could you email me with your Live version number and what you are seeing when using the device? My email address is jimmy @ the URL listed above.

Hey Jimmy, thanks for your reactivity, fortunately it's working now! DOn't know what happened but now it's working perfectly, even inside groups etc...
Don't know if you plan an update but maybe an option to avoid recording while a clip is playing in the track would be perfect.
And why not a retake for all the midi clips in the session? :) would be awesome.
Very good device, was waiting for something like that for ages, I'll recommend it!
Sylvain -

Oh and yes, if you have instance son several tracks you have to stop global play to be able to use retake on a different track when you change your am track.

@lek Thanks for the update. I'm glad it's working. I hadn't considered some of the your observations so I appreciate the feedback. Expect to see some of those changes in the next update.

this is great - took a second to find the clips, they only appear in the session view, and you have to drag into arrange view but great stuff. I wish it captured sustain pedal messages - because if you play an expressive part say with Piano, it will only capture the midi notes, and not sustain. Any chance that can be added?

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