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New To Max For Live Question

May 6, 2011 | 1:47 am

Hello all,

I am very new to Max For Live and have a question. I’ve searched Google and can’t seem to find an answer.

I want to build a custom Audio Effect Rack for Ableton that functions exactly like the native one (macro controls, chain select, etc..), but instead of it having eight knobs for parameters, I only want it to have six. The reason for this is that I’m using an Akai MPD26 and it’s kind of annoying having the two empty slot on the Effect Rack since I only have six knobs to map the macros to.

So basically my question is, is this even possible in Max For Live? I’m currently working through the tutorials and figuring things out slowly but surely, but I thought I would ask here if anyone even thinks it’s possible. Any help or insight into the question you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance…


May 6, 2011 | 6:47 am

have a look at maxforlive.com and find the 16 macro device. it might be as easy as opening that up and deleting the macros you dont want.


May 6, 2011 | 2:43 pm

Thanks for the reply. I’ll take a look at that and see if it will suit what I’m looking for. Thanks again.


May 6, 2011 | 4:11 pm

dont hold me to that tho. i’m new to max too and sometimes ‘as easy as’ isnt ;)


May 6, 2011 | 4:48 pm

Not a problem. I appreciate the info either way. FYI I took a look at it, at it doesn’t seem like it’s doable, but then again, I may be missing something obvious. Either way, much thanks for the input.


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