I know C/Java/Python and I want to make a plug-in for Ableton Live. Is this possible and where to start?

I found some software chain on the Emotiv forums: MindYourOSCs -> PD -> MidiYoke -> Ableton Live
So what is PD?

  • I can't figure out what it is that you're asking.
    – JoshP
    Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 1:48
  • I fixed your image markup, but I'm not sure they add anything to your question. Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 3:12
  • I like the idea of making music with EPOC or other devices and want to share it (easy to understand with images) because SE is great!
    – uav
    Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 3:24
  • It just seems like a really spammy way to approach your question. All you are asking is "how do I interface this hardware with Ableton Live, ideally via a plugin." The actual device is secondary to the question, but you give it top billing. Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 3:58
  • From Barcelona, what about emotive epoc and ableton,does it's work?
    – user5283
    Commented Dec 31, 2013 at 18:24

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If you want to make a plugin for Ableton, you need to look up VST plugins.

PD is Pure Data, a free modular MIDI and audio processing environment. PD is similar to Max/MSP, which directly integrates into Live via Max4Live.

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