The top left encoders in the Ableton template always map to the Ableton plugin/rack in focus unless the plugin/rack is "locked" to the control device.Swordfish wrote:After restarting, and installing Live 8.1 things are definitely playing better. There is no lag when loading plugins...and things are relatively stable. Its pretty stupid that you have to "configure" the plugin to automate it... I still havent worked out how to make Live plugins work properly....the mapping are always spread badly.
And I have to say: I also spent hours and hours trawling the internet for manuals and info - and I was still confused (maybe more so) and Ive been doing this stuff a long time. I think novation could do a much better job of explaining it for Live users and CLEARLY stating the limitations of Automap with Live, especially as mine shipped with a copy of Live. You have to literally scour these forums to get any real info, rather than have it easily accessible on the Novation site where it should be.
I've owned a Remote 61SL for a couple of months now and in my opinion its manual(s) is/are among the worst I've ever come across in an electronic device. And I've been doing this stuff for a while. If the people at Focusrite were really that smart they would hire a guy who can actually write a manual.
By the way, I figured out pretty early what midi ports to enable in Live.
My results with Automap so far have been:
Live 7: Several Live sets with Ni instruments that I created custom layouts on the SL for wouldn't load anymore when I opened them the next day.
Live 8: crash upon crash upon crash (and I also remember the hanging while displaying the "all samples loaded" message). But then I only tried the Live 8 demo for a week before deciding that I could very well live without my daw crashing all the time.