Welcome back. Just FYI - the hardware is still the same. Since the first units were shipped, we’ve done 19 software updates.
Yes of course, when you plug in the SSP using the USB device port it shows up as a USB 2.0 audio class compliant audio interface. How would that work otherwise?
What trick are you talking about? If Ableton Live wants the audio device exclusively for some reason, and that doesn’t work for your use case, I can’t fix that problem. We don’t make the USB audio class drivers, Apple and Microsoft do, and we don’t make Live. If Live only lets you use one audio interface at a time and you need multiple audio interfaces simultaneously, that’s something we can’t fix either, and you might need other software to get what you want.
If Live can work with multiple audio interfaces (I have no idea) then it should be no problem. If it doesn’t then you might need a workaround (see above). Logic or other DAWs (Reaper?) might support multiple interfaces simultaneously and then it’s just a matter of routing the incoming channels from the SSP device to your audio interface’s outputs. Keep in mind that all the sample rates will have to be the same, both on the SSP, as well as in your DAW, for all your audio interfaces as well as your project (if relevant).
You can do that to. Just plug the SSP outputs into your mixer and then go from there to your speakers. Keep in mind there is no streaming of audio from your PC or Mac to the SSP, at the moment, only from the SSP to your PC or Mac.
I’ve done the work for this, but it hasn’t been rolled out yet. Right now it’s still stereo. I’ve had to work on other features, modules and bugfixes the past months. I plan to get this wrapped up and released this month, time permitting.
See my presentation at analogue haven -
28:35 macro module
There is also info here in the forum on the macro module, specifically in the software update where I introduced it.
In short, on the global page, on the second parameter page (use cursor right key), you will see parameters M1-M8. These are linked to the M1-M8 outputs of the macro module in the patcher grid. When you turn the M1-M8 parameters the levels of the M1-M8 outputs of the macro module change. You can insert the macro module multiple times of course. You can patch the M1-M8 outputs to whatever you want. For example you can patch it to the cutoff of a filter and simultaneously patch it to the pitch input of an oscillator, etc.
That is exactly what it does. For video check out the presentations I did at analogue haven and perfect circuit. The BUS module is helpful in many different situations. For example if you build polyphonic patches. You can see multiple examples of it being used in the recent patch collection we posted which contains about 60 presets (see the preset corner).
See the analogue haven presentation, 8:19 input module. I have been thinking about ways to simplify the input module. The output module has been simplified already.
I also wrote up a lengthy explanation of the input module here in the forum in the past month including a diagram explaining how it works.
It doesn’t matter if they are not super polished. Anything is helpful for the other people here in the forum.