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TOPIC: Midi Controller Mapping!

Midi Controller Mapping! 2 years 3 months ago #23504

  • Cielu
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Hello,
My name is Peter, I'm young mechanical engineer.
Acutally I am working on some MIDI controllers.
I've made one which is designed for controlling audio effects in ableton.

Here is how it works:

It consists of 6 Potentiometers. Each of the potentiometer sends following MIDImessage
(Channel 1...8, Controler Parameter 1...6, Value 0...127)
There are also 2 buttons allowing you to switch channels from 1 to 8.
Each potentiometer can be "turned off" and "turned on". When it's off - you can switch it's position and it will not send any MIDI data.
When you turn it on - then it will send it's new position.

Why did i decide to make it?
Now i have 6 potentiometers and can take control of 48 parameters.

However Mapping this is really annoying if you start new project.
Choose effect 1, turn pot 1,2,3. Switch Channel.
Choose effect 2, turn pot 1,2,3...6 Switch Channel and so on and so on...

Is there anyone with a better Max for Live or just Ableton knowledge who could write a 'standard mapping'?
For for example 3-4 mostly used effects in Ableton (Eq, Reverb, Beat Repeater) ?

My example idea is:
Channel One - Equilizer. Pot 1 - Gain Low . Pot 2 - Gain Mid . Pot 3 - Gain High. Rest - None or "Map it yourself"
Channel Two - Beat Repeater. Pot 1 - Interval. Pot 2 - Pattern. Pot 3 - Chance.
Channel Three - Reverb. Pot 1 - Freq. Pot 2 - gain. Pot 3 - Dry/Wet. Pot 4 - Early Reflection Freq. Pot 5 - E. R. Gain.

And so on and so on.

Thanks for reading this so long post please write your ideas for mapping, ask questions and feel free to comment :)
Last Edit: 2 years 3 months ago by Cielu.
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Midi Controller Mapping! 2 years 3 months ago #23508

  • Bl4cksun
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Hiya
controllers like push, Launchpad and novation sl, use scripts that sit in one of the directories in ableton. Sorry not near my computer at the moment so cant say which folder. looking at these might give you some ideas on how to permanently setup mappings for common devices without having to manually map a control to each device. Add a user mode button that free's the controls so you can do the manual mapping and you have the best of both worlds.
Good luck and Im looking forward to seeing a youtube video from you.
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Midi Controller Mapping! 2 years 3 months ago #23510

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found a decentish site that explains it a bit
julienbayle.net/ableton-live-9-midi-remote-scripts/
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