Monday, September 17, 2007

Ableton Live MIDI Mapping

I have been playing around with Ableton Live Lite 6 M-Audio Enhanced Edition (6.0.10), using a Roland Edirol PC-300 keyboard. This keyboard has a data entry slider, which can send on any MIDI control channel. By default it sends CC07 (master volume) - which works perfectly with Logic, but not in Live.

In Live, I click on MIDI at the top right corner, then I select one of the knobs or faders highlighted in blue. I move the data entry slider, but no new entry in the MIDI mappings browser appears. I do see the little MIDI indicator at the very top right flashing when I move the slider, but the MIDI control indicator (between the key-map and MIDI-map buttons) stays dark. I tried using different CCs, but nothing changed.

So, how come I cannot use this slider at all in Live? What am I missing? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


randy said...

Response from Ableton support (they replied to my email in 4 (!) minutes, I am very impressed!):

in the Live preferences/Midi-Sync be sure to activate the "remote" button in the list "track / sync / remote".

I will try this as soon as I get home.

randy said...

It worked! This really solved my problem, yay!