I am considering lots of options for playing with ambiant transitions between songs during my live shows.
I am using Ableton Live and I have on project per song. Live is using it’s own soundcard, 16 analog outs.
One of the option I’m considering is to have a granular-ish sample player opened in Max/MSP (always opened in the background), whose output would be the built-in headphones.
Also, Max and Live would share one MIDI controler.
I’ve done it once on stage for a one-shot project. It worked. (without the MIDI, but I’ve been doing this during the previous tour, Max listening to one button of a MIDI keyboard, already used by Ableton Live with no problems).
Would you think it’s reliable ? Anything I should be cautious to ? Any thoughts ?