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Exporting Automation information from Live
Old 9th January 2019
  #1
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Exporting Automation information from Live

Is there a way to export only the automation from a track? I don't care much about the format, even a text file would work fine for my purposes.
Old 9th January 2019
  #2
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Originally Posted by maxiestudies View Post
Is there a way to export only the automation from a track? I don't care much about the format, even a text file would work fine for my purposes.
End purpose? I believe Automation is DAW specific. MIDI CC will follow with an exported MIDI file, but the fastest and most complete way could be to use an MFL device that can convert automation into MIDI CC and record such streams into the other DAW. Or maybe OSC would work better?

If this is within Live you could record and use a filter for just notes. Some MIDI CC and other automation is of course tied to notes.

Last edited by Mikael B; 9th January 2019 at 09:12 PM..
Old 9th January 2019
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I need to document a piece done with Ableton Live and Max for Live. The documentation should be implementation independent, only describe what happens in the piece.
There are a bunch of max for live patches that are controlled with Ableton automation, I was hoping to get some kind of value's list out of Live.
Old 16th January 2019
  #4
Gear Maniac
Live Set files (the .als files) are compressed XML files, you can uncompress them with an app like 7-Zip.

Those XML file is human-readable, and have all the automation data already (of course).
Old 16th January 2019
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Originally Posted by pottering View Post
Live Set files (the .als files) are compressed XML files, you can uncompress them with an app like 7-Zip.

Those XML file is human-readable, and have all the automation data already (of course).
That's true. Looks like this:

Code:
<Automation>
	<Events>
		<FloatEvent Id="129" Time="-63072000" Value="0.6046511531" />
		<FloatEvent Id="134" Time="0.5" Value="0.6046511531" />
		<FloatEvent Id="136" Time="0.5" Value="0.4108527005" />
		<FloatEvent Id="150" Time="0.75" Value="0.4108527005" />
		<FloatEvent Id="152" Time="0.75" Value="0.6434108615" />
		<FloatEvent Id="170" Time="1" Value="0.6434108615" />
		<FloatEvent Id="172" Time="1" Value="0.844961226" />
		<FloatEvent Id="194" Time="1.25" Value="0.844961226" />
		<FloatEvent Id="196" Time="1.25" Value="0.8604651093" />
		<FloatEvent Id="214" Time="1.5" Value="0.8604651093" />
		<FloatEvent Id="216" Time="1.5" Value="0.6511628032" />
		<FloatEvent Id="254" Time="1.75" Value="0.6511628032" />
		<FloatEvent Id="256" Time="1.75" Value="0.2403100729" />
		<FloatEvent Id="282" Time="2" Value="0.2403100729" />
		<FloatEvent Id="284" Time="2" Value="0.2635658979" />
		<FloatEvent Id="298" Time="2.25" Value="0.2635658979" />
		<FloatEvent Id="300" Time="2.25" Value="0.4108527005" />
		<FloatEvent Id="314" Time="2.5" Value="0.4108527005" />
		<FloatEvent Id="316" Time="2.5" Value="0.5038759708" />
		<FloatEvent Id="334" Time="2.75" Value="0.5038759708" />
		<FloatEvent Id="336" Time="2.75" Value="0.4883720875" />
		<FloatEvent Id="370" Time="3" Value="0.4883720875" />
		<FloatEvent Id="372" Time="3" Value="0.3333333433" />
		<FloatEvent Id="450" Time="3.25" Value="0.3333333433" />
		<FloatEvent Id="452" Time="3.25" Value="0.581395328" />
		<FloatEvent Id="530" Time="3.5" Value="0.581395328" />
		<FloatEvent Id="532" Time="3.5" Value="0.7829457521" />
		<FloatEvent Id="594" Time="3.75" Value="0.7829457521" />
		<FloatEvent Id="596" Time="3.75" Value="0.8372092843" />
		<FloatEvent Id="597" Time="4" Value="0.8372092843" />
		<FloatEvent Id="595" Time="4" Value="0.6046511531" />
	</Events>
</Automation>
Are there converters that turns this to whatever your other DAW can read? Also, automation needs to be tied to some parameter. That's more tricky to bring with an excerpt like this, but XML data should be able to convert into something useful. You do need to know the (DAW or similar) schemas involved.

Do you know of any such tool?
Old 17th January 2019
  #6
Gear Maniac
Never saw a such converter, sorry.
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