Yeah, like I said, it’s definitely possible to use M4L stuff to modulate whatever I want however there’s a huge difference in experience between having to look for the device I want, add it, map it, and then use it vs using something that’s already there.
There are also other key advantages for having built-in modulators:
- Built in modulators can be applied to multiple different destinations via the Routing Matrix (with different amounts per destination) while MaxforLive modulators can usually only modulate a single parameter. To map a M4L device to multiple destinations with different amounts you’d need a 2nd device just to do that (which is fine for 1 modulator but imagine doing the same for 3 or 4 modulators).
- They would be part of the same device on the Push (less workflow friction)
- You could save a preset as just a Wavetable preset instead of an Instrument Rack
M4L is a great workaround but it’s definitely not the same as having additional built-in options.