Would somebody be willing to copy and paste the instructions from the facebook group into the thread for those of us that don't have an account (probably just me)
*Tech tip* 1
Make a few controller assignments enabling *any* controller to behave as if it were a APC40...
For quick familiarity watch this video before reading on..
note, the instructions here apply to *any* midi controller ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1As9_wf ... E&index=37
The instructions following came about using a Mac OS 10.5.8 Leopard machine.
There is a file situated at 'User/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live 8.x/User remote scripts/UserConfiguration.txt
Copy this file to the desktop, it is your Ableton remote script that allows you to make a few controller assignments enabling *any* controller to behave as if it were a APC40, quickly picking up on any of lives devices and controlling the first 8 parameters offered instantly. Here is how to set it up.....
Open the 'user configuration.txt' file you copied to the desktop ..
You'll see a lot of old scribble.. scroll down to where it lists the 'encoders' e.g.
now match the number where it says -1 to your controller number e.g.
now save this file.
From the desktop,
make a folder and call it the same name as your controller e.g. Korg Kontrol 49 & place this userconfiguration.txt file into it.
Now place this folder into 'User/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live 8.x/User remote scripts.. alongside the original 'Userconfiguration.txt file.
For proper midi handshaking between your hardware & software, the name of this folder must match the name of your controller so if your not sure, open your OS midi manager and check what the OS Midi manager is calling your controller and simply copy that name to the name folder. Done.
From here open Ableton, open preferences, hit the midi sync tab
Under control surface select your controller, under input select the appropriate port & do the same for the output tab.
Under midi ports hit both the track & remote buttons to on status.
To have this control using any midi controller that sends cc's is a real hands on programming trill for the Ableton Live producer.
The fun starts when you insert fx racks or instrument presets that are mapped to the Macro knobs.
So time to dust off the ald box with knobs & start tweaking yal.