The Allen & Heath K1 and K2 MIDI Controllers are a blank canvas ready for standard MIDI mapping, but of course that wasn’t enough for us here at Isotonik Studios, so we teamed up with Sigabort and started to brew our own solution!
Whether you choose the Allen & Heath K2 with it’s inbuilt sound card to allow you to cue and mix your Ableton Live Performance or the Swiss Army Utility knife of a MIDI Controller that is the K1 you’ll be up and running in no time with our Allen & Heath KXL Control Surface Script.
The first step was to bring some APC40 style functionality to the controller as standard, you’ll benefit from the Red Box Clip Launch Rectangle on screen with clip launching from the 4 x 4 grid of buttons and with the two endless controllers at the bottom of the controller you can scroll the Red Box around the screen
As you navigate around your Ableton Live set the faders automatically map to the Volume of each track and the Pots control Send A, B and C volume. With the buttons being given over to control the Solo/Cue, Mute and Rec Arm you have a truly portable mixing solution…
If you want to use multiple K1’s or K2’s you can do so by attaching each controller directly via USB and then select each individually as a Control Surface in Ableton Lives preferences. You will then have two Ring Focus boxes that operate independently of each other, you can sync these together using our MaxforLive devices in the LaunchSync Series