• Kenan

    I just uploaded a device to MaxForLive.com called Midimashinator. It let’s you achieve identical results (in terms of mapping) on a Launchpad or any other midi controller that sends note data. I was able to use the Midimashinator to layer the drum rack sounds as the Mad one describes in the video. The device is located at: http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/1408/midimashinator

    For more crazy button mashing fun in Ableton, check out the sister device, Launchpad Mashinator. It let’s you map a row of buttons on the Launchpad in the “momentary fashion” and includes features such as combos, global mappings, latching, etc. That device is located at http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/1407/launchpad-mashinator

    Hope they are useful and fun.

  • Guest

    is there any way to something similar to scratching with the midi fighters? jw

  • TakeYourVitamins

    Darn it…looks like I need a new Mac that can handle the MF utility to turn mine to able ton mode huh? No love for the broke college kids

  • Hasenmond

    actually, the routing for the first two techniques works just equally fine on the launchpad (since all you need is the “momentary”-mode assignment which the launchpad also seems to support) – and you have even more buttons to use. ;)

  • Hasenmond

    actually, the routing for the first two techniques works just equally fine on the launchpad (since all you need is the “momentary”-mode assignment which the launchpad also seems to support) – and you have even more buttons to use. ;)

    • puya

      what do you mean it seems to support it? as far i know it doesn’t support momentary control with the ableton mapping. you have to use novations automap and then you can programm toggle, momentary and step and map automap

  • Hasenmond

    actually, the routing for the first two techniques works just equally fine on the launchpad (since all you need is the “momentary”-mode assignment which the launchpad also seems to support) – and you have even more buttons to use. ;)

  • Walter, Texas Ranger

    Re: If you just want to create a momentary assignment, it is possible to use Midi Pipe (or Midi OX on PC) to “swallow” the note-off messages and achieve a similar momentary assignment. Additionally, many controllers can send either CC or note (such as the Trigger Finger), if you have such a controller you can use a CC to make a momentary assignment.

    I’m trying to set up my Trigger Finger for CC to send a momentary “on” effect, and then to turn “off” when I stop pressing the pad. What is the best way to do this? I had it set up like this previously with Enigma, but Enigma doesn’t work very well in my experience with Windows 7, and I am not able to get this to work. I’m not super technical, so a detailed explanation and ideally step by step would be really appreciated!

  • robb

    Could this be used on a AKAI MPD 24?

  • ToOntown

    Mad Zach’s features are by far my favorite features on this site.

  • tr4gik

    Sr Zach U a fuckin’ beast. thanks

  • beatzhoven

    The MIDI Fighter Classic Lives!

  • http://www.facebook.com/santiagoparamo Santiago Paramo

    Zach, This is truly inspiring and useful! Thanks a lot for sharing it with the word.
    Best!

  • Laurent

    Zach,
    Would it be possible for you to show us how to integrate this to a DJ template in live?
    Also how does it differ from Stutter edit vst?
    Thanks

    • Mad Zach

      which part do you want to integrate? It is different from Stutter Edit because that is a vst that does sequenced fx whereas this is an Ableton mapping technique that allows you to assign a button to do anything in Ableton momentarily

      • Laurent

        Well, let’s say you have a template for an APC40 and you want to add another controller with this…

        • Mad Zach

          you’d just have to bring these template elements into one project. You may have to remap once you get into the new project but just look carefully at all the assignments in the example template

  • http://twitter.com/Get_In_Kontrol Kontrol

    This is sick! Is there any way to route audio coming from traktor to ableton so you could utilize these FX on tracks playing via traktor?!

    Btw ~ Check out Kontrol, a group for controllerism / turntablism enthusiasts!: http://www.facebook.com/getinkontrol
    And our twitter here: @Get_in_Kontrol

    • Mad Zach

      yes absolutely, thinking about doing a tutorial on just that soon!

      • tr4gik

        Zach that would be awesome mang, can’t wait for that.

  • Calling BS

    Old news Ean. Momentary via Livid for years. Momentary+note via Trigger finger is circa 2005. Thx for adding the functionality. But your knowledge of controllerism is weak and disrespectful. Same for Ableton.

    • Mad Zach

      hey, first of all, Ean didn’t write the article, I did. You’re right that the Trigger finger and Livid controllers can send CC’s on buttons (I’ve worked with both including working directly with Livid to build custom controllers) but the difference here is that the MF sends both and you can seamlessly jump between the type of assignment with just a slightly different button move when you’re mapping. I don’t know how that is disrespectful.

      • RockingClub

        Don’t think there is any need to think about this troll too much.
        Nothing disrespectful there as claimed…

    • http://twitter.com/GuiltySounds Tung Luong

      Its just information. Hes not claiming to invent the wheel. Get a life troll.

    • guest

      lol … ^ look at me I’m a d-bag

  • Ben Leighton

    This is very very cool indeed.

    I’d be interested to see if the scratching thing could be re-created in Traktor. I tried to do it months ago but gave up after having serious trouble comprehending MIDI assignments in Traktor.

    • Mad Zach

      seems like you could use cue points for the beat part, and then map one of the buttons to track on or transform

  • YUNG LOCC

    This is sick!

  • AbhiJeet Singh

    very helpful…
    quick, fast n clean routine :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/brikha Emil Beatsnatcher Brikha

    Finally, my adorable kittens will be world wide DJ superstars!

  • EveryDay

    This can be done really easily for anyone who doesn’t have a midifighter – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08MbIdNYtl4

    • EveryDay

      check out the discussion about punch-in effects over at the ableton forums https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=179534

    • Mad Zach

      wooahh that guy was on crack. Good trick but doesn’t quite accomplish the same thing – which is to use both note AND cc at the same time and to be able to seamlessly switch between the two types of assignment without any additional routing or programming

      • EveryDay

        It is exciting that the MF can do it without much configuration . But if you are one of the unlucky few without one, you can use “dummy clips” to do bascially the same thing.