Fast way to Swap slot midi mapping

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Fast way to Swap slot midi mapping

Post by chaibuka » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:21 pm

Hi
I have 61 keys on midi keyboard mapped to 61 slots in ableton loaded with 61 samples and would like a fast way to change back and forth to an additional 61 different slots of different samples. Is there a easy way to do this?
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Re: Fast way to Swap slot midi mapping

Post by S4racen » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:34 pm

Thats not possible, MIDI Mapping remains with where you've mapped it, it cannot be switched on the fly.

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Re: Fast way to Swap slot midi mapping

Post by chaibuka » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:23 pm

I appreciate the prompt help. In your opinion would it be hard to somehow implement that type of feature and does it seam like a feature that might be useful to very many users.
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Re: Fast way to Swap slot midi mapping

Post by S4racen » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:48 am

A solution exists for parameters with ClyphX Pro's Bindings Accessory, however this doesn't relate to clip slots.

What you'd need is a control surface script writing which would create a red box around the selected track clip slots and enable you to move this around the session grid.

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Re: Fast way to Swap slot midi mapping

Post by dr_loop » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:59 am

...could'nt you just change the octave of the keyboard?

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Re: Fast way to Swap slot midi mapping

Post by chaibuka » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:31 pm

Control surface script writing is more than I am capable of understanding. Changing the octave sounds like it would work and very easy. I was kind of wondering whether anyone else was even interested in such a feature that maybe Ableton could implement.

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Re: Fast way to Swap slot midi mapping

Post by S4racen » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:45 pm

This feature is more than ably covered by dozens of MIDI Controllers already, they are generally more suited to this usage...

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Re: Fast way to Swap slot midi mapping

Post by yur2die4 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:24 pm

If your keyboard allows you to change midi channel you can do that to quickly give yourself another set of slots to map to.

If there is not midi channel change directly on the keyboard, it may have a preset mapping/management software for editing presets on the controller. Sometimes that gives you the option to create a preset where the keys are a different midi channel. That would be convenient, as then you’d simply have to change presets on your keyboard to get a new set of mappable keys.

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Re: Fast way to Swap slot midi mapping

Post by chaibuka » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:07 pm

Thanks I will have a look at those options. Changing octaves works pretty good. On my five octave keyboard I can go down 4 octaves and up 3 for a total of 12 octaves or 144 sample slots. But I will compare those other options also. I have a push 2 and apc 40 but I kind of prefer the feel of piano keys.

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