Use playlist~ to organize sets of soundfiles and play them back. Each sound is given a visual representation in a clip where a selection from the entire sound file may be choosen. Clips may be dragged within a playlist~ to re-order them, or they may be dragged to other playlist~ objects by using the handle (dot) on the left side of the clip.
accentcolor [4 floats]
Set the color of the loop icon when turned off.
allowreorder [int] (default: 1)
Allow the re-ordering of clips in playlist~ by dragging the handle (dot on the left side) of a clip above or below other clips.
0 = 'Off'
1 = 'On'
2 = 'Automatic'
Set a tuning standard based on a frequency for A for pitch correction operations (440 = default, range is 400 - 500). Both timestretch and pitchcorrection need to be enabled to adjust the basic tuning.
bgcolor [4 floats]
Set the background color of playlist~.
channelcount [int] (default: 2)
Number of audio channels to playback. Changing this attribute will clear the playlist~ content.
clipheight [float] (default: 30.)
Height alloted for each clip to be displayed. This value may be altered when dragging new clips into the playlist~ according to the expansion attribute.
color [4 floats]
Set the color for the waveform and controls.
elementcolor [4 floats]
Set the clip divider color.
expansion [symbol] (default: squeeze)
Style of accomodation for adding clips to a playlist~ with no empty space available.
'squeeze' ( Maintain the size of the box and reduce the height of all clips to make room. )
'static' ( Maintain both the size of the box and the height of all clips. A scroll bar will need to be used to access clips out of view. )
'grow' ( Expand the size of the box downward, while maintaining the height of all clips. )
formant [float] (default: 1.)7.0.0
Set the amount of formant scaling when pitchshifting is performed. timestretch must be enabled to adjust the formant scaling.
Turn on formant correction when pitch correction is performed. Both timestretch and pitchcorrection need to be enabled first.
Turn looping on/off.
loopreport [int] (default: 0)
When enabled, the message "loopnotify", followed by the clip number and file name, is sent out the fourth outlet of playlist~ every time a loop occurs.
Set the timestretching mode to be used. Each mode is optimized for handling different kinds of audio material. All modes are zero latency. timestretch must be enabled first.
originallength [10 atoms]7.0.0
The original length of the the audio file. This can be measured in ticks, bars.beats.units, or notevalues. Used by followglobaltempo to calculate the speed in relation to the global transport speed. Setting the originallength will calculate the originaltempo. followglobaltempo must be enabled first.
The original tempo of the the audio file. Used by followglobaltempo to calculate the speed in relation to the global transport speed. Setting the originaltempo will calculate the originallength. followglobaltempo must be enabled first.
parameter_mappable [int] (default: 1)
When parameter_mappable is enabled, the object will be available for mapping to keyboard or MIDI input using the Mappings feature.
Enable/disables the formant-corrected chromatic intonation correction. timestretch must be enabled first. For more extensive real-time intonation correction, use the retune~ object.
pitchshift [float] (default: 1.)7.0.0
Specify pitchshift as a factor of the original pitch (i.e. 2.0 = doubling of pitch, .5 = halving of the original pitch, etc.). timestretch must be enabled first.
pitchshiftcent [int] (default: 0)7.0.0
Specify pitchshift as positive or negative cent values (i.e. 100 = semitone up, -1200 = octave down). Cents may be specified as ints or floats. timestretch must be enabled first.
Choose the quality for timestretching output.
reportprogress [int] (default: 0)
Report the progress (0. - 1.) of the currently playing media file via the notification output.
selectioncolor [4 floats]
Set the color of selections.
showname [int] (default: 1)
Show the file name for each clip.
slurtime [float] (default: 0.)7.0.0
Set the time it takes for the correction to reach the full corrected amount. Typically, notes are a bit unstable at the beginning, because the attack phase of a sound has a higher amount of noise, and because singers gradually adjust their tuning after the onset of the note. The slur time makes the pitch correction sound natural because it models this effect. Higher values will yield a slower adaptation time and it will take longer for the correction to produce the corrected pitch. However, longer slur times will also preserve vibrato better. timestretch and pitchcorrection must be enabled first.
Set the playback speed. 1.0 = original speed, 0.5 = half-speed, etc.
style [symbol] (default: )
textcolor [4 floats]
Set the color of the file name text.
Disable/enable timestretching. When timestretch is set to 1, you can control the quality of the conversion with the mode, quality, and formant attributes.
waveformdisplay [int] (default: 1)
Display style for waveforms that represent each clip.
0 = 'Bi-Polar'
1 = 'Rectified'
Common Box Attributes
Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.
background [int] (default: 0)
Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer.adds the object to the background layer, removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.
color [4 floats]
Sets the color for the object box outline.
Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:
0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'
Sets the object's font.
Sets the object's font size (in points).
hidden [int] (default: 0)
Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.
Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.
ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)
Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.
patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)
Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.
position [2 floats]
Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.
presentation [int] (default: 0)
Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.
presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)
Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.
rect [4 floats]
Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).
size [2 floats]
Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.
textcolor [4 floats]
Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.
Sets the justification for the object's text.
0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'
Sets the order of recall of this parameter. Lower numbers are recalled first. The order of recall of parameters with the same order number is undefined.
Parameter Mode Enable
Parameter Mode Enable (not available from Parameters window)
Link to Scripting Name
When checked, the Scripting Name is linked to the Long Name attribute.
The long name of the parameter. This name must be unique per patcher hierarchy.
Sets the short name for the object's visual display. The maximum length varies according to letter width, but is generally in a range of 5 to 7 characters.
Specifies the data type. The data types used in Max for Live are:
Enum (enumerated list)
Note: By convention, the Live application uses floating point numbers for its calculations; the native integer representation is limited to 256 values, with a default range of 0-255 (similar to the char data type used in Jitter). When working with Live UI objects whose integer values will exceed this range, the Type attribute should be set to Float, and the Unit Style attribute should be set to Int.
When used with an integer or floating point data type, this field is used to specify the minimum and maximum values of the parameter.
When used with an enumerated list (Enum) data type, this field contains a space-delimited list of the enumerated values (if list items contain a space or special characters, the name should be enclosed in double quotes).
Sets the Modulation Mode used by the Live application. The modulation modes are:
This parameter is only used with the Absolute modulation mode. It specifies defines the range of values used.
When checked (set to 1), the UI object can store an initialization value. The value is set using the Initial attribute (see below).
Sets the initial value to be stored and used when the Initial Enable attribute is checked.
Sets the unit style to be used when displaying values. The unit style values are: Int: displays integer values
Float: displays floating point values
Time: displays time values in milliseconds (ms)
Hertz: displays frequency values (Hz/kHz).
deciBel: displays loudness (dB)
Pan: displays Left and Right values
Semitones: displays steps (st)
MIDI: displays pitch corresponding to the MIDI note number
Custom: displays custom data type
Native: defaults to floating point values
Sets the units to be used with the 'Custom' unit style (see "Unit Style", above). Custom unit strings may be simple symbols (e.g. "Harmonic(s)"), in which case the parameter's value will be displayed in its 'Native' display mode, followed by the symbol (e.g. "12 Harmonic(s)" for an Int-typed parameter or "12.54 Harmonic(s)" for a Float-typed parameter). For additional control over the numerical component displayed, a sprintf-style string may be used (e.g. "%0.2f Bogon(s)", which would display a value such as ".87 Bogons").
When set to a value other than 1., the parameter's input and output values will be exponentially scaled according to the factor entered in this column.
The number of steps available between the minimum and maximum values of a parameter. For instance, if the parameter has a range from 0.-64., with Steps set to 4, the user can only set the parameter to 0, 21.33, 42.66 and 64.
For automatable parameters (Int, Float, Enum), 'Stored Only' disables automation, although parameter values are stored in presets. 'Hidden' causes the parameter's value to be ignored when storing and recalling data. Non-automatable parameters (Blob) are 'Stored Only' by default, and can be set to 'Hidden', if desired.
Update Limit (ms)
Speed limits values triggered by automation.
Defer Automation Output
Defers values triggered by automation.
The rightmost outlet sends a dictionary summary of the playlist~ content in response to the 'getcontent' message.
2nd from right outlet sends messages of the form 'start N clipname' or 'done N clipname' where N is the index and 'clipname' is the name of the clip.
There is one signal outlet for each of the playlist~ object's output channels.
These are followed by a signal indicating the position of the playback head. The integer part of the number is the index of the clip that is playing. The fractional part of the number is the instantaneous position within that clip.
|mc.playlist~||Play sound files with multichannel output|
|jit.playlist||Play video files|
|sfplay~||Play audio file from disk|
|mc.sfplay~||Play audio file from disk (multichannel)|
|waveform~||buffer~ viewer and editor|