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Ableton Midi Clips

Discussion in 'PBC General Discussion' started by Wesley Winford, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Wesley Winford

    Wesley Winford
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    Does anyone know how to do multiple preset changes within one midi clip in ableton? Trying to get ableton to send changes to my PBC
     
  2. ekkomouse

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    I don’t think you can within one clip. Ableton sends PC changes once per clip.

    I separate songs sections into scenes with clip lengths matching sections of my song. Then I use either follow actions or more often this max for live device called follow to trigger the next scene upon a clip end, works very well.

    https://isotonikstudios.com/product/follow/
     
  3. Wesley Winford

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    I use max and follow already. I know that you can draw envelope midi changes within a clip, but I don’t know which control number it is on the drop down menu to be able to send to my mastermind
     
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    Here you send program change to PBC:

    https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209070489-Using-Program-Change-messages-in-MIDI-Clips

    PBC presets need to be setup:
    https://www.rjmmusic.com/wiki/index.php?title=V4:Presets_Tab

    You enable PBC to receive incoming PC messages on a particular midi channel. Then setup presets in PBC that corresponds to song parts or patches to be used when the midi clip is triggered. Cut clips down in ableton to match sections of your song, intro is 8 bars so scene 1 has an 8 bar midi clip sending PC 1 to PBC on midi channel of PBC, next section verse is scene 2 with a clip 16 bars sending PC 2 to PBC, then the max device Follow will trigger scene 2 automatically at the end of scene 1, repeat for full song and PBC will change presets automatically from one press of play on scene 1 in ableton as follow triggers each next scene at the end of the clips you set to match your song structure.

    Sorry if over explaining just putting it in one place.
     
    #4 ekkomouse, Mar 17, 2019
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