Controlling non-MIDI-mappable parameters in Ableton

May 4, 2011 at 9:45pm

Controlling non-MIDI-mappable parameters in Ableton

Hi all,
I’m relatively new to Max for Live and am mainly interested in its possibilities for hardware integration. I want to control some functions in Ableton that are not by default MIDI mappable with a controller; for instance, I want to scrub back and forth in the timeline with an encoder or zoom in and out of playhead position in the arrangement view.

After talking to Live tech support and doing some research, I came across this:

this page references some commands like zoom_view and scrub_by, but I have no idea how to access those or deal with them through Max for Live.

Any help is appreciated!

Apr 28, 2012 at 9:44am

Necrobump for this, does anyone know the syntax to get the zoom_view working?

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Apr 28, 2012 at 12:35pm

According to LOM the syntax should be like this.

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Apr 30, 2012 at 8:41am

Awesome, thanks i’ll test when i get home!!


Apr 30, 2012 at 6:31pm

Sadly thats exactly what i had, it doesn’t work… ANyone from Cycling can confirm this is a bug??


Apr 30, 2012 at 6:56pm

Interestingly, it works for me when using ‘Arranger’ as view_name but NOT with ‘Detail/Clip’.

So it’s obviously a bug (or incomplete implementation).

Apr 30, 2012 at 7:48pm

Interesting, as it states it works for Detail/Clip doesn’t it?

This should be implemented in the current version before we start getting asked for money to upgrade to 6!


May 14, 2013 at 1:35pm

Did you get this to work with live9 / max 6.1?


Jun 1, 2013 at 8:28pm

Been trying to get clip zooming and scrolling and it’s not working. It says it should but I really don’t think they have it implemented.


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