This is actually pretty easy to pull off. Create a MIDI rack with parallel chains containing the pitch plug, set at -12, +12 etc. Click "chain" in the chain list / middle part of the rack), put each chain on a separate numerical column (0 for -12, 1 for no change, 2 for +12). The orange bar above can be manipulated across the columns, whatever chain is active in the selected column passes through.Mr Mowgli wrote:Would be really useful to have a simple 'auto-transpoer' although I was told by someone at ableton that they are considering adding this in the 'loop/warp area, I hate dragging whole sequences up and octave/down 2 etc...arrrgggg lol
The orange bar can be mapped to a rack knob, you can set the range of the knob to reflect ensure the full sweep of the knob moves through the range of columns you have chains in. I suggest labeling the chains to reflect the pitch shift as when you turn the knob, it'll give you some text as to which chain you've moved to.
This basic rack is expandable, too. You cou include thirds or fifths in the chains (-12,-7,-5,0,5,7,12) for some more harmonic transpositions, maybe in conjunction with a scale plug on a lead passage. Or if you manipulate the the upper part of the row bars associated with a chain, you can crossfade velocity, and subtly sweep some pads like that.