Is it possible to send MIDI from within Ableton?


    Mar 13 2014 | 4:41 am
    Hi,
    have not been able to find an answer to this but I suspect it is commonly asked. Or at least I hope so, otherwise I would feel very dumb.
    All examples I have seen have some type of Learn/Map etc. and is using the live.api. But I prefer MIDI mapping where I can change ranges etc. Is there any way? And if not and I use the live.api, can anyone recommend a good library or patch that I can look at as a reference?

    • Mar 13 2014 | 9:26 am
      Ableton does not natively send MIDI data out, hence the LiveAPI is usually used in preference as it provides bi-directional feedback
      you would need to write a python or m4l script to send out midi info
      just out of interest, what do you mean by ranges and why does the learn/map not cover what you need?
      cheers
    • Mar 14 2014 | 9:09 pm
      With ranges I mean that the artist I create the patch for can invert the input ranges, and place the min/max of the input, natively and the way he is used to mapping MIDI. Instead of re-inventing the wheel.
      Learn/Map doesnt do a few things, it doesnt send MIDI OUT so a potential controller cant respond. And when you enter MIDI-mode you get a good overview of what is mapped etc. which is really helpful. I think its weird you cant enter an explicit midi-mode from inside ableton.
    • Mar 14 2014 | 10:09 pm
      ah, i see... have you checked out Isotonik Studio's devices? I know they're pretty configurable...
      you may also want to keep an eye on my Gridlock development (www.sigabort.co/gridlock) - I'm currently building the Ableton integration at the moment, so always open to suggestions :)
    • Mar 18 2014 | 2:44 pm
      Have not checked them out, will do, but i wrote a simple m4l-osc-midi-ableton-patch instead.. really not in to any type of "learn"-processes that m4lapi is using.