Created in conjunction with MYR these devices really focus one Live’s API and what you can control, something no VST is going to be able to do!
Now updated for Live 11, these devices generally do one thing and do it well, you can use them by installing the .alp file from your download and drag then drop them from the packs section of Ableton Lives Browser.
Intended to appeal to the “Ronseal” principle (it’s a brand of outdoor varnish here in the UK) these devices do exactly what they say on the tin!
They’re designed in some cases yo focus on the currently playing clip within a track so will automatically update their focus when a new clip is launched, you can then MIDI Map the controls within the device to give you control over your live performance.
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This device started out life with my frustration of trying to gain stage each of my audio clips ready for a DJ performance, my levels were all over the place after importing different tracks into Live and I wanted to make my changes at the clip level rather than having to ride the volume fader on the fly whilst performing in Session View.
With a simple MIDI Mappable Fader as the main control we’ve also added user configurable buttons for adding or misusing from the current dB value in any amount that you choose to define.
Fingers crossed you’ve got the Ronseal principle by now, as with the Clip Gain device this exposes the Clip Pitch section of the currently playing clip to allow fine control by MIDI with both a dial and various buttons to increase or decrease the pitch on the fly.
Probably one of my most useful devices when trying to use Ableton Live alongside Serato in a Hybrid DJ / Live performance set up.
Regardless of how well the clips in Serato and Live are beat gridded there’s always occasions when one or another needs a nudge and this device gives MIDI mappable buttons to give the currently playing clip a minute (or massive you decide) nudge in either direction.
Particularly useful as the Track Delay isn’t available via the Live Object Model or MIDI mapping as adjusting it on the fly could lead to stability problems in Live.