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Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:37 pm
by LyleUppingham
Im trying to set up certain things in Ableton with my MPD24, just got it today. Im using Ableton's Midi Mapping for all the buttons. I need to know how to map out using buttons as a cursor, so I can highlight over clips, and also bring up their clip information. Along the same lines, I want to know how to map the zoom fucntion and sliding the waveform with the knobs so I can navigate through the song faster... I mean, its almost like Im trying to do away with the mouse


Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:37 pm
by Osmose
Hello All!
Just curious if you guys are digging this controller?? I'm thinking about purchasing one since the Akai interface is very natural for me, but it seems that set-up and re-tooling of set-up may be alittle cumbersome based on this posting.......

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:42 am
by carloshen
Hey guys,

Has anyone had luck with Live 5? I just purchased the MPD this afternoon and now I can't use it..
why would it be bundled with Live Lite and not be supported by Live right out of the box?
Any help is greatly appreciated 8O

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:42 am
by BinaryB
Excellent Thread.

Helped me heaps. Thanks Mate.

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:56 am
by formatk
I'm struggling with this instant mapping script. the automapping thing is not working. If i select BCR preset instead the sliders ad knobs control rack macros but in a weird order.. with the mpd script i tweaked, knobs don't work.. can someone take a look at the script to see if Im missing something?

# Config File for User-defined Instant Mappings

# We assume that the controls on your MIDI controller
# send CCs. All controls, except the sliders for volume
# and the encoders for device parameters, are expected
# to use the global channel. CCs are counted from 0-127
# and channels from 0-15.

# The channel that the controller should send on
GlobalChannel: 0
# If your controller is connected via USB, replace ControllerName
# with the name of the respective port. Live will then try to
# recognize the ports for you when you select your Instant-Mappings
InputName: USB Audio Device
OutputName: USB Audio Device

# The Encoders will control the device parameters (you can also
# use knobs or sliders). Replace the -1's with the CCs sent by
# the respective controls on your controller. You can also set
# the channel for each controller if it differs from the global
# channel (if you leave the channel of an encoder at -1, Live
# will assume that the encoder uses the global channel).
Encoder1: 15
Encoder2: 16
Encoder3: 13
Encoder4: 14
Encoder5: 11
Encoder6: 12
Encoder7: 10
Encoder8: 7
EncoderChannel1: -1
EncoderChannel2: -1
EncoderChannel3: -1
EncoderChannel4: -1
EncoderChannel5: -1
EncoderChannel6: -1
EncoderChannel7: -1
EncoderChannel8: -1
# Enter the respective map mode for the encoders here. The following
# map modes are available:
# - Absolute
# - Absolute14Bit
# - LinearSignedBit
# - LinearSignedBit2
# - LinearTwoCompliment
# - LinearBinaryOffset
# - AccelSignedBit
# - AccelSignedBit2
# - AccelTwoCompliment
# - AccelBinaryOffset
# Consult the controller's documentation to find out which mode to use.
EncoderMapMode: Absolute
# Buttons used here are expected to not be toggles (i.e., sending
# value 0 every second time you press it).
Bank1Button: -1
Bank2Button: -1
Bank3Button: -1
Bank4Button: -1
Bank5Button: -1
Bank6Button: -1
Bank7Button: -1
Bank8Button: -1
NextBankButton: -1
PrevBankButton: -1
LockButton: -1

# Again enter the appropriate CCs for the respective controls.
# If all sliders use the global channel to send their data,
# you can leave the channels at -1. You can, of course, use
# encoders or knobs instead of sliders.
VolumeSlider1: 1
VolumeSlider2: 2
VolumeSlider3: 3
VolumeSlider4: 4
VolumeSlider5: 5
VolumeSlider6: 6
VolumeSlider7: -1
VolumeSlider8: -1
Slider1Channel: -1
Slider2Channel: -1
Slider3Channel: -1
Slider4Channel: -1
Slider5Channel: -1
Slider6Channel: -1
Slider7Channel: -1
Slider8Channel: -1
MasterVolumeSlider: -1
MasterSliderChannel: -1
Send1Knob1: -1
Send1Knob2: -1
Send1Knob3: -1
Send1Knob4: -1
Send1Knob5: -1
Send1Knob6: -1
Send1Knob7: -1
Send1Knob8: -1
Send2Knob1: -1
Send2Knob2: -1
Send2Knob3: -1
Send2Knob4: -1
Send2Knob5: -1
Send2Knob6: -1
Send2Knob7: -1
Send2Knob8: -1
TrackArmButton1: -1
TrackArmButton2: -1
TrackArmButton3: -1
TrackArmButton4: -1
TrackArmButton5: -1
TrackArmButton6: -1
TrackArmButton7: -1
TrackArmButton8: -1
VolumeMapMode: Absolute
SendsMapMode: Absolute

# The transport buttons are also expected not to be toggles.
StopButton: -1
PlayButton: -1
RecButton: -1
LoopButton: -1
RwdButton: -1
FfwdButton: -1



Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:46 pm
by formatk

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:27 am
by Time Nice
Really helpful thread. Much appreciated. Anyone have any idea when and auto mapping update is going to happen?

So here is the result :)

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:56 am
by akaratz

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:31 pm
by dethdeth
kaffein - the uniquest bullshit wont let me load ur sets! what am i doing wrong? i tried to manually set impulse up and it wont trigger at note 60. i am see midi signal... this is BULLSHIT!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:41 pm
by Sketchy
quick question that i've been wondering on this - what's the advantage of using a ready made map for ableton as supposed to creating your own?

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:56 am
by robophonics
audiomesh wrote:
Now for the Pads:
Bank A:
1-4 Arms Track 1-4
5-8 Mutes tr- 1-4
9 move left
10 move down
11 move right
12 Play selected clip
13 Undo
14 Move Up
15 Redo
16 Play selected Scene
hey i was wondering how you map the move up, down, left, and play selected scene.

like, once the mpd is all set up, and i hit midi map, what do i click before assigning a pad?

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:28 pm
by formatk
just wanted to mention i had some probs setting this up, until i read this post: ... highlight=

in the latest version of live 6, the user scripts directory has moved into the libraries preference files so the new script and directory has to go there.



Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:55 am
by audiomesh
robophonics wrote:
hey i was wondering how you map the move up, down, left, and play selected scene.

like, once the mpd is all set up, and i hit midi map, what do i click before assigning a pad?
i´m not using the midimap-function, you will have to select a bcr and a mackie as a controlsurvace in your preferences in live and set the midi in and output of both to usb-audiodevice2 in my case.(meaning the second in and out of the mpd24).
The only thing i assing using midimap is the f6 for masterlevel as i didn´t manage to automap this one.
Have fun,

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:38 am
by noktrnl
well i actiually got ableton to recognize the mpd24 and whenever i assign a pad it sets it as a "note" command and now when ever i hit a pad ableton plays a piano note and the assigned midi function, any way to fix this?

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:42 am
by noktrnl
oh and im also using a oxygen 49 keyboard. both thru usb