Max for Live: AutoFollow device

Within ableton live you can assign different follow actions per clip. However these are not interruptable and if you simply want to play the next clip as soon as the current one is finished you have to set this manually for each clip.

The AutoFollow device makes this easier: drag it into a track, enable it and it automatically goes to the next clip. You can exclude looping clips and by unchecking the enable parameter you can interrupt the process.

It works for audio and midi clips, warped and unwarped, though it is important to know that it depends on the launch quantization (it will fire the next clip as soon as the playback position is less than 1 beat before the end).

download it here

(drop me a line if you find this device useful)

2 Responses to “Max for Live: AutoFollow device”
  1. mikado says:

    Thank very cool …

    You know very well M4L

    Can you make a patch fo just track: play next preview replay ( 4 buttons) and return first clip at end ..

    or cant you help me to try ….


  2. Francesco says:

    Hi Timo, first of all thank you for your work!
    With regard to the AutoFollow tool i think that for now a general limit in the Ableton Live software is the impossibility to work well with samples that are not “in beat”…..
    So I believe that the AutoFollow could work better if it can trigger the next clip simply at the end of the current clip adding a way to trigger clips that is not related to the launch quantization.
    I hope that this can help many people that work with non-beat music!


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