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Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by thronechild » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:20 pm

I would be interested to know how to make a custom scale in note mode? Maybe a max for live device or even cooler a way to edit the note mode script. Anyone try it?

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by robinez » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:14 pm

if you modify the const.py file you can add scales.

Things are explained on this great site: http://julienbayle.net/ableton-push/#usermode
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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by deva » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:49 pm

robinez wrote:if you modify the const.py file you can add scales.

Things are explained on this great site: http://julienbayle.net/ableton-push/#usermode
Yes, all the info is on that page. Itis easy to add custom scales and re-arrange the existing ones should you want to...

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by Syver » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:57 pm

What do the numbers in brackets mean in this exemple : MUSICAL_MODES = ['Major', [0,2,4,5,7,9,11] ?

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by greaterthanzero » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:12 pm

Syver wrote:What do the numbers in brackets mean in this exemple : MUSICAL_MODES = ['Major', [0,2,4,5,7,9,11] ?
Let's say you're in C major. C is your root. That's step 0.

Count 2 half steps up. There's D.

Continue up to 4 half steps from the root. Surprise! It's E.

Where might F be? One half-step higher than E? I suppose that would make it 5.

...and so on.

(You could have reasoned this one out for yourself)

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by Syver » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:32 am

Thanks. I did but I had to be sure.

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by cyclicAMP » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:14 am

Has anyone tried to do microtonal scales at all? I don't have Push (yet) so can not try it, but...
If each integer is a half-step in the chromatic scale, does the script accept decimals to get exotic tuning in cents (such as an actual East Indian chromatic scale)?

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by justin » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:34 am

I doubt that's possible as the microtonal tuning needs to be applied at the instrument level. Also Midi is integer values only, no decimals.

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by JBlongz » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:55 pm

This is an interesting thread. Allow me to inquire deeper. I notice that when push is in DrumRack mode, it splits the grid into three areas (pad trigger, clip length, and step sequencer). I would like to a similar split, but with three different key arrangements. I don't mind them all being half-note intervals, but I want each set of 16 pads to be a separate scale octave.
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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by aberkow » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:26 pm

I wrote a max for live patch called BiModal that allows for custom 7 note scales for Push. It also handles midi control of scale modes and keys. You can find it on my website (http://adamjberkowitz.com).

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by Buleriachk » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:15 pm

aberkow wrote:I wrote a max for live patch called BiModal that allows for custom 7 note scales for Push. It also handles midi control of scale modes and keys. You can find it on my website (http://adamjberkowitz.com).
I couldn't find it.....

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by panten » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:45 pm

Pretty easy to find thanks. Store > Software > this post.

Yet to try it out, but sounds great.

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by Mike Caffrey » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:21 pm

Is there a way to change the scales to have only six rows of buttons working, and have the second one from the top of the 6th be only a third higher, rather than a fourth like the rest?

As a guitar player, there are a couple of different scale settings that look just like a guitar neck - with that exception. I'd also prefer to scroll L-R to change octaves.

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Re: Any way to make a custom push scale

Post by cyclone975 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:27 am

For whoever is interested, I just wrote a max for live MIDI Retuning device that features some support for custom microtuned scales.

Check it out here:
http://www.maxforlive.com/library/devic ... e-for-live

And here's a video tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFdoiX-kBA8

Thanks for your interest and I'd love to hear what you think!

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