MIDI Program Change within 1 Clip

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MIDI Program Change within 1 Clip

Post by bobcharest » Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 pm


My lighting rig is controlled by a LanBox LCM (from the Netherlands, no longer made) The lighting cuelists are triggered by receiving MIDI Program Changes. I wanted to synchronize my lighting to the music. One might also find this helpful to control outboard keyboard/module patches without having to make and manage multiple MIDI clips.

To get past the Ableton behavior of sending MIDI Program Change commands only at the beginning of the clip, I used Max4Live's CC to Program Change plug-in and edited the envelope in a dummy MIDI track. There were two YouTube videos that were very helpful in this:
1.) Ableton Live Program Change Automation by Eric Sorenson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqM4ilBSBR0&t=158s
2.) Ableton Live Tutorial: Program Change Automation with Max for Live from Lynda.com. This tutorial is from the lynda.com course Performing with Ableton Live: On Stage with St. Vincent, by author Daniel Mintseris, keyboard player and programmer for St. Vincent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nlBxKLlnYg

In his video, Eric mentions the Mintseris video. Between them I managed to get my head around this particular automation.

I'm posting this here in case it is helpful to others.

Best regards,
Bob Charest

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Re: MIDI Program Change within 1 Clip

Post by mynameiswarren » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:36 pm

This is brilliant.... exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you so much!!!

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