Free Max for Live MIDI Effect Automat – Recall Settings by Clip Names

For those of you regularly following this blog, the look of this free Max for Live device might seem familiar. It's also made by Benniy Bascom, the one who made the fantastic Polyrhythmus. Automat lets you recall any parameter settings in your Live Set by simply naming your clip according to its presets. This is a quicker and easier way than using envelopes and is often perfect when switching to the next part of a song or track.


  • When first mapped, Automat uses your current parameter values
  • Works on all mappable parameters throughout your live-set
  • Values can be freely copied and pasted
  • Works even if you rearrange tracks, devices etc.


How it works:

  1. Map up to 12 parameters
  2. Adjust your parameters on up to 12 presets
  3. Recall these presets via the clip name, e.g. "1 name" and/or map them to your controller

Watch the tutorial video:

Download Automat

This way for heaps more Max for Live devices & tips.

By |2017-02-02T20:13:01+00:00December 15th, 2014|Max for Live|2 Comments

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Madeleine Bloom is a musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. She studied Electroacoustic Music at the Franz Liszt Conservatory. In the last few years she's worked as a technical support for Ableton and has helped countless people with her in-depth knowledge of Ableton Live, various other music apps as well as audio engineering.


  1. Sebbo May 8, 2015 at 12:27 - Reply

    Hi, co.ol tip, cool device, lovely video ,

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