A little worried about running into trouble with the MPK Mini Editor... Don't suppose setting this control mapping up will hurt though. Need to try this one out as well, looks great. mattadms script also has (from the Readme file):samtastic wrote:just picked up an MPK Mini also, and have now got it mapping to devices via the blue hand - woo : )
For anyone on a Mac, I found Mattadams' remote script and MPK preset very helpful (includes a readme file in the zip): http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... 2#p1251562
Also, some advice to anyone having problems with AKAI's MPK Mini Editor Software (for Mac) or with Remote Scripts, here's what I learned (and re-learned - have done the same process ages ago with Korg's nanokontrol):
For anyone who has problems with the remote script (i found mattadams zip file - above - very helpful)...
once you have saved the script in the right place, which is as easy as dragging Matt's 'MPK Mini' folder to Macintosh HD>Users>[yourusername]>Library>Preferences>Ableton>[yourversion]>User Remote Scripts, the next step (which is where i messed up, and Matt doesn't mention it in his readme) is:
a) open live (or quit/reopen if it's already open), then
b) under the MIDI panel of Abeleton's preferences, select MPK Mini for *each* of the three columns, "Control Surface", "Input", "Output" (I forgot this the first time round and couldn't get it work for me).
For anyone else who has problems with the MPK Mini Editor Software (on a Mac):
I found that the version that came on CD wouldn't work properly on my Macbook (running OS 10.5.8 ) - I couldn't upload presets to the MPK Mini hardware
but it did work on my Mac Pro (running OS 10.6.4).
I tried downloading/installing the version that's on AKAI's website, but it would crash upon opening (on my Macbook with 10.5.8, haven't tried with the Mac Pro on 10.6.4
And then that caused the CD-version to crash also. Got the CD version opening again once I trashed the downloaded-version
Anyway, I couldn't get the software to upload the presets to the device - it should display a message 'upload successful' or similar - on my Macbook at all (it's running OS 10.5.8 ), but it all worked properly on my Mac Pro (OS 10.6.4).
maybe AKAI haven't properly tested the software with older versions of OS X?
hope that helps someone, rather than confusing them further : )
Preset_INT_ARP = Internal ARP (Enables Tap Button)
Preset_EXT_ARP = External ARP (Syncs the ARP to Ableton, make sure to enable MIDI-Sync for the MPK Mini in Preferences in Ableton)