NEW: SONG:MODE V2 - LaunchPad Edition

Breathtakingly Simple, devastatingly effective...

£19.99

SONG:MODE is a Control Surface Script for Ableton Live 10 that lets you use your LaunchPad  in the most efficient way, making it possible to have your whole set on a single page. Add (SONG1), (SONG2) etc. to your scene names and the top half of the Push allows you to select each song and have the bottom half represent the scenes within each song.
Developer: KB Live Solutions
Compatibility: Live 9.7+ or Live 10.1+
OS: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: LaunchPad MKII, MINI MK3, X & Live 9.7+ or Live 10.1+

Description

SONG:MODE LaunchPad Edition

This MIDI Controller script for the Novation Launchpad by KB Live Solutions is so simple and effective it should become the mainstay of your Live performance. As your Live set naturally grows the navigation around it and keeping track of your songs starts to become a challenge of a multitude of button presses to locate and trigger your next song. With SONG:MODE your next song is literally one button press away.

With the launch of SONG:MODE V2 we’ve extended the usage of the script in two ways, first up the new functionality working in both SESSION and ARRANGEMENT views, secondly for each view there are two separate working modes, SIMPLE & ADVANCED:

  • The “Simple” layout is very straightforward, with 1 Pad = 1 Scene or Marker, and works straight out of the box.
  • The “Advanced” layout allows you to group Scenes or Markers into “Songs”, as this was already the case on SONG:MODE 1.0.
  • Other new features:
    • Toggle between Arrangement and Session views from the controller
    • Set a Loop in Arrangement by holding several pads, toggle the Loop from the controller
    • Add colors to Markers, Scenes or Songs directly from the controller
    • “Safe/Restart” function to always launch playback from the last position or in case of accident
    •  When adding (STOP) to a Marker or Scene’s name, Live will stop
    • Stop All Clips / Back to Arrangement button
    • Arrangement Record (Only for Push 1 & 2 and Launchpad X)
    • Improved the way SONG:MODE is activated on Launchpad Mini MK3 and Launchpad X

SET UP

Select the Song Mode LaunchPad script applicable to your controller in the Control Surface section of Lives preferences and assign the LaunchPad to its input and output. Then to activate SONG:MODE you simply press the User/Custom button.

SIMPLE LAYOUT

All the Scenes and Markers are accessible directly from the Controller, and they are automatically detected.

In Arrangement view,  you can add Markers by pressing the New button, and set a Loop by holding the Marker’s pads.

You can assign colors to pads (both for Markers and Scenes) directly from the controller.

ADVANCED LAYOUT

Advanced layout allows you to group several Scenes or Markers into virtual “SONGS”.

Once set up, the top half of the pad matrix of your LaunchPad lets you select a SONG, and then the bottom half will display and launch the Scenes that belong to this SONG. The selected SONG will blink, the playing SONG and Scene will blink in Green.

To add a Scene to a specific SONG, you just need to add (SONG#) somewhere in the name of the Scene or Marker, where # is the song number. Eg. (SONG1), (SONG2),…

There are 3 ways to do that :

  1. You can directly rename the Scene / MarkerYou can select the Scene in Live, then hold the top right scene launch button and press the target SONG’s pad
  2. You can use the Max For Live device (see below)
  3. The pads take the Scene’s color; the first Scene or Locator will give its color to the SONG’s pad. You can change the colors from the controller itself.

The other Modes of the LaunchPad are still available, simply press the  any other Mode button to exit SONG:MODE*

Other buttons :

If your Ableton Live set contains more than 32 Songs, the upper Up/Down arrows will let you navigate through the list, and if one Song contains more than 32 Scenes or Locators, you can scroll through it by using the upper Left/Right arrows.

  • If you hold the third Scene Launch button and press a Scene pad, the (SONG#) tag will be removed from its name, and thus, the Scene will be removed from the corresponding SONG.
  • The fourth Scene Launch button toggles the Arrangement Loop button
  • The fifth Scene Launch button activates the “Stop All Clips” button, pressing it while holding Shift will activate “Back To Arrangement”
  • The sixth Scene Launch button starts and stops Live’s playback.
  • The seventh Scene Launch button  (“Safe/Restart”) launches playback from the last start position
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Finally, you will find a MaxforLive device in your download that allows you rename Scenes in Session View quickly.

ALSO AVAILABLE: SONG:MODE V2 – Push Edition – for the Push 1 & 2

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With a classical training of more than 10 years at the conservatory, Pierre-Antoine Grison also followed scientific studies (Master of Physics, Telecommunications Engineer) before devoting himself fully to his passion: music. For 10 years, he toured the world and released a few albums on Ed Banger Records with his own project Krazy Baldhead, or with other projects : Donso, a mix of electronic and Malian music, or a collaboration with Malian singer Inna Modja. In addition to these activities, he has been a beta and alpha tester for Ableton since 2006, and he naturally became an Ableton Certified Trainer in 2016. With this broad background, he intends to provide solutions to musicians and technicians wishing to use the computer on or off stage, offering a complete range of solutions: training, consulting, and custom controller design.

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V2 – Released 18/5/2020

SONGMODE 2.0 Changelog

V1 – Released 2/2/2020

  • Initial release

Our Products are generally provided as Zip file downloads which in all cases will need to be extracted and saved to your hard drive prior to installation. Details on the different file type provided and what to do with them are below.

.alp Files – These are Ableton Live Packs and will install directly into the Packs Section of the browser of Ableton Live. When you double click on them you will see a pop up window asking you to confirm that installation is ok as the files are described as “Legacy”. This is fine and you are ok to proceed, the packs are created using the format for an earlier version of Live and so remain compatible with the current version.

.amxd files – These are individual MaxforLive Devices and can be stored anywhere on your hard drive. We’d advise creating a folder for them and then adding that folder as a location within the Places section of Lives Browser.

Control Surface Scripts – Please refer to the individual User Guides provided with your download, an abridged version of the installation will be shown further down this page.

ClyphX Pro – Please refer directly to the manual and installation video for this specific product.

Novation Circuit Packs – These are provided as individual Sysex Files and as a complete bank file. All are to be installed using a version of the Circuit Editor and not via Novations Components back up utility.

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