snap midi macro to values?

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solconnection
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snap midi macro to values?

Post by solconnection » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:28 pm

Hi, i was hoping someone might have a good idea on how i can overcome a problem run in to a few times.

when you midi map a macro knob, you can set the min and max values that the knobs range should operate within. This is great, but i would somehow like to go further and set up a list of values that the knob responds to and ignore anything that isn't in this list of values.

Ie. I have a drum machine with a kickdrum, i have a knob set to the kick drums pitch...it sounds great when i map it to a knob and twiddle it around but because i cant constrain the knob to just respond to certain values i get lots of out of key notes. I would love to be able to carelessly twist the knob and know that it is going to land on a pitch in harmony with my track.

any ideas on how to achieve something like this? maybe using m4l? or some other clever work around

thanks in advance
-Dan

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Re: snap midi macro to values?

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:47 pm

m4L yes, there are objects like [route] that only pass along values that match its arguments.

without m4L, I don't think you can.
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solconnection
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Re: snap midi macro to values?

Post by solconnection » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:28 pm

Tone Deft wrote:m4L yes, there are objects like [route] that only pass along values that match its arguments.

without m4L, I don't think you can.
cheers, i think i would be capable of making a max patch for this, was just hoping there might be a quick way to do it within ableton itself.

thanks a lot
-Dan

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