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APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:00 am
by Slightlydelic
no max m4l bomes required,

ive expanded on my first attempt at making an APC sequencer, figured out how to get the lights flashing etc.

so here it is the APC40 Groove Box by Slightlydelic :D

http://www.mediafire.com/file/awydn3wuw3j/APC Groove Box by Slightlydelic Project.zip

WHAT YOU GET.

5 X 8 Step drum sequencers in the clip launch matrix push button activation with feedback

1 x 16 step 1/16th note Bass sequencer using the clip stop & track select for push button activation & feedback

1x 16 step 1/16th note lead sequencer using activator & solo/cue buttons for step on and off.

any drum sequence can be launched using the apropriate scene launch buttons on the APC

bass sequence is launched with the stop clips button

lead sequence is launched with the master button

all sequences can be stopped with the record arm button 1-7 number 8 stops all sequences.

pressing shift on the APC will light all buttons that are active briefly if playing, permanently if any or all sequences are stopped.

bass & lead sequences have pitch & duration for each individual step as follow

Bass sequence pitch = track controll pots PAN (1-8) device control bank 5 (9-16)
Bass sequence Duration = track control pots SEND-A (1-8) device control bank 6 (9-16)

lead sequence pitch = track control pots SEND-B (1-8) Device control bank 7 (9-16)
lead sequence duration = track control pots SEND-C (1-8) Device control bank 8 (9-16)

pitches for bass & lead are individualy adjustable for each step 0-12 semitones all nots default to C3

each sequence can be transposed up or down by 0-24 semitones by using device control bank 4 knobs 1 & 2

knob-1 = BASS
knob-2 = LEAD

WHAT YOU NEED

LIVE 8
An APC 40

instruments are included to get you up and running
A drum rack with 909 kit from drum machines
Analoge Square bass preset.
Analoge voice monk choir

if you have 8 Suite it should load up no problem

PLEASE CHECK ALL MIDI ROUTINGS BEFORE CHANGING INSTRUMENTS AS YOU MAY NEED TO RESET IT TO SUIT!!!! (PARTICULARLY THE DRUM RACK)

Please give it a go and let me know what you think of it.

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:18 am
by keppy
Right on, man!

I'm not near my apc at the moment, but i've had plenty of fun with the other sequencer you put together.

Thanks for sharing,

jeff

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:47 am
by Slightlydelic
No problem Jeff, if you liked the last one, you will love this, ive had to loose the velocity unfortunalty but its worth it i guess.

to anyone who has a play with it, bare in mind you can record your midi output into each instrument tracks clip slots.

or add audio tracks fed from the instruments tracks and record the audio.

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:39 pm
by Slightlydelic
I just thought,

the groove box should easily convert to launchpad, i dont have one but can point people in the right direction of how to set it up if anyones interested.

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:37 am
by glamourboy
whoa!
this sounds promising. is there a way to switch between step seq mode and standard apc mode? i'm guessing no, but it would be sweet. time for a second apc :-)

i'm using the monomulator which allows for switching (and has midi note mode and fader mode) but unfortunately it's buggy in a way that makes it unusable to me.

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:07 am
by ringo kid f
bump!

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:26 pm
by dj_huck
link is dead for me. :( tried ie and ff

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:46 pm
by Slightlydelic
glamourboy wrote:whoa!
this sounds promising. is there a way to switch between step seq mode and standard apc mode? i'm guessing no, but it would be sweet. time for a second apc :-)

i'm using the monomulator which allows for switching (and has midi note mode and fader mode) but unfortunately it's buggy in a way that makes it unusable to me.

unfortunalty not, everything is hard mapped, i would like a second apc myself.

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:48 pm
by Slightlydelic
dj_huck wrote:link is dead for me. :( tried ie and ff

try either of these

http://www.mediafire.com/?awydn3wuw3j


http://www.mediafire.com/file/awydn3wuw3j/APC Groove Box by Slightlydelic Project.zip

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:34 pm
by Gray
hey.

looks good, but there aren't any lights in the sequencer. how to turn that on?

though the thing is playing when pressing on different buttons...

cheers

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:03 pm
by Slightlydelic
the light should work, check that your sending midi out to the apc in your preferences

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:00 am
by Gray
hei.

yes, this was the fault :) works now, awesome!

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:15 pm
by Ben_Binary
Slightlydelic wrote:
glamourboy wrote:whoa!
this sounds promising. is there a way to switch between step seq mode and standard apc mode? i'm guessing no, but it would be sweet. time for a second apc :-)

i'm using the monomulator which allows for switching (and has midi note mode and fader mode) but unfortunately it's buggy in a way that makes it unusable to me.

unfortunalty not, everything is hard mapped, i would like a second apc myself.
I'm going to try this with the APC40 controller script by Hanz.

If this is mapped I guess I will have to re-map the user pages?

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:04 pm
by Slightlydelic
Ben_Binary wrote:
Slightlydelic wrote:
glamourboy wrote:whoa!
this sounds promising. is there a way to switch between step seq mode and standard apc mode? i'm guessing no, but it would be sweet. time for a second apc :-)

i'm using the monomulator which allows for switching (and has midi note mode and fader mode) but unfortunately it's buggy in a way that makes it unusable to me.

unfortunalty not, everything is hard mapped, i would like a second apc myself.
I'm going to try this with the APC40 controller script by Hanz.

If this is mapped I guess I will have to re-map the user pages?
i would presume you would just need to shift into the user page and from their just remap the devices used to make the groove box so it works with however hanz has set up the midi for user pages.

i have been thinking of giving it ago my self, it would be awesome to just shift into the groovebox then back out for normal APC functionality.

Re: APC 40 Ableton Groove Box 7x step sequencers + flashy lights

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:36 pm
by champamoore
this sounds totally awesome.

the question is, how do i get my apc back to standard mode when i don't need the step sequencer functions?

if this is easy to switch, it rocks. if you have to reroute everything by hand each time, not so much. is there an easy way to save the default routings first?