As a budget controller the inbuilt integration with Ableton Live is basic at best, some would argue it’s a pity for such potential! So with our XL Upgrade you’ll benefit from the following:
First up – if a Controller is going to take up a Control Surface Slot in Live then it deserves at the very least the onscreen Ring Focus Box, with a 1 x 8 box showing you visually which eight tracks are being controlled by the MIDIMIX, it’s lack of LED’s can be partially excused.
Secondly – Any controller that get’s the Isotonik touch is certain to have LaunchSync compatibility, with this you can use the MIDIMIX as the Master or Slave controller linking it with an Ableton Push or adding further controls to an AKAI APC40 or a Novation LaunchPad!
Thirdly – We’ve done it before and this is the latest controller to get the magic of our 24 Parameter device control, simply tap the SOLO button and the Mute buttons control the selection of the first 8 devices on the Track in focus, the REC ARM buttons turn the devices on and off whilst the 24 Potentiometers Blue Hand Map to the device in focus….
Bank Left and Bank Right then allow you to cycle through all of the available parameters, so grab hold of an Operator and have complete control over your tweaking with just one controller!
Fourthly – There’s further options for controlling three sends on the Pots rather than just two and the Pan which is switchable from the controller when enabled in the Config.txt file. And there’s a choice of Returns Mode as well…