LiveGrabber to Send/Receive OSC in Ableton Live

LiveGrabber is a series of Max For Live plugins that can send information of device parameters, track parameters, clip envelopes and audio analysis of Ableton Live to any device on the network that supports Open Sound Control (OSC). With the 3.0 beta Live can now also receive.

LiveGrabber consists of 6 Max for Live devices:

  • ParamGrabber: connects to parameters of any Live device
  • TrackGrabber: connects to track parameters of a Live track
  • AnalysisGrabber: analyses the audio output of a Live track
  • VoidGrabber: allows you to send arbitrary values with Automation and Clip Envelopes
  • GrabberSender: sends all data to your OSC destination on the network
  • GrabberReceiver: receives messages from your OSC senders on the network

An example connecting Ableton Live with VDMX

You can download it for free on Soundforge. More information and detailed instructions can be found on the LiveGrabber page.

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

By |2017-02-02T20:22:32+00:00February 1st, 2013|Max for Live|3 Comments

About the Author:

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. Virtual Marionette » OSC links February 28, 2015 at 19:22 - Reply

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  2. Mirko June 27, 2018 at 17:13 - Reply

    How to translate an OSC argument into a Midi note on track ?

    • Madeleine Bloom June 28, 2018 at 08:45 - Reply

      I’ve been using OSCulator for this. There might be other software doing the same. It has to be something outside of Ableton Live that translates the OSC to MIDI.

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