Can you edit the default Ableton midi effects?

Dec 29, 2009 at 5:30am

Can you edit the default Ableton midi effects?


Since there is no edit button on the default midi effects (that come standard with Live),is there anyway to see how they’ve been constructed or build off of an effect that Ableton has already created.

(Just FYI, I’m particularly trying to edit the device “Jazz for Dummies”. Its location is MIDI EFFECTS>CHORD>JAZZ FOR DUMMIES)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you so much!

Dec 29, 2009 at 1:59pm

This ” jazz for a dummies” is a preset, not a midi effect. The midi effect here is the “Chord”. So just tweak the buttons and the device will be “edited”.

Dec 29, 2009 at 7:32pm

Ok, thanks but I want to see the inside of this “Chord” midi effect displayed in a max patcher window. Is that possible?

Dec 29, 2009 at 8:15pm

you could use a similiar maxforlive effect called the schwarzonator

Dec 30, 2009 at 12:21am

Yea I have Schwarzonator, it’s really cool. What I have in mind is not intended for pitched instruments. Thank you for the suggestion though.

So is it impossible to display/edit the default midi/audio effects (that come standard with Live) in a max patcher window?

Dec 30, 2009 at 12:38am


Dec 30, 2009 at 3:24am

Ok, I’m new to all of this.


Dec 30, 2009 at 3:32am

Sorry for the confusion. I meant that it is NOT possible to edit Live’s built in FX and instruments.

Dec 30, 2009 at 7:41am

Live Devices are not coded with Max for Live, therefore you can’t edit them.

Dec 30, 2009 at 9:01am

Oh it’s ok, you must have been answering my first question.
Well that would be really kick ass if you could!


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