mapping higher midi channels to live.text from lemur menu objects

Jun 25, 2013 at 8:21am

mapping higher midi channels to live.text from lemur menu objects


I’m mapping parameters on my m4l device to my lemur skin in Ableton. I have many mappings and am now up to midi channels 2 and 3. When I map a lemur menu box to a live.text box on these higher midi channels the live.text boxes do not respond to the lemur menu box.

Any ideas?

~Ben Salomon

Jun 25, 2013 at 8:24am

Here are some screenshots:

max recognizes the lemur menus, so i don’t think its a problem with the lemur object. you can see my midi mappings in ableton, and here is a shot of my lemur skin.

  1. lemur_skin
  2. it_responds_in_max
  3. mappings
Jun 25, 2013 at 8:26am

ableton support said that “Unfortunately while Max for Live can deal with different MIDI channels, Ableton Live only will only receive MIDI using MIDI channel 1.” and to post this on the forums.

Jun 25, 2013 at 11:04am

For the following I am going to assume that you are talking about objects, not live.text.

Ableton support’s got it wrong; you can off course midi map with all 16 channels. (The mfl device can only *output* one midi channels, that’s where the confusion must’ve come from).

I just set up a simple mfl device with a in it, and successfully mapped it to channel 2, then 4, 8 and 16. So they do work.

I do have one thing that might have caused a problem; could you check that the midi map mode is absolute? If it somehow senses it to be relative in some weird way you would end up with problems.

Jun 26, 2013 at 8:41am

haha, yeah…, not live.text sorry, woops.

Jun 26, 2013 at 8:52am

thanks for your suggestions wetterberg. I checked, and all menus are in absolute… so i’m still kind of stuck. I wonder if its the lemur application, or ableton. anyone else have any ideas?

Jun 26, 2013 at 9:57am

Your Max patch in the picture uses midi input from a Live track which means that you get channel 1 only. But midi mapping is something different as explained in the manual, chapter ‘Midi and Key Remote Control’.


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