Just purchased ClyphX Pro last week and I am truly amazed by what it’s capable of. I don’t have a coding background at all, yet jumping in was very simple. Thanks to Stray for all the hard work, I cant imagine running ableton without this now.
One basic question: (yes, I did use the search function...)
Is it possible to use bindings to create a rotary knob that would cycle through each track (left-right In session, up-down in arrangement). Right now I’m using buttons to navigate up, down, left, and right, but I imagine this must be possible somehow.
Hope this wasn’t a dumb question, and thanks for the help in advance.
Post by rickywander on Jan 8, 2020 11:24:44 GMT -5
Hi midonn You can directely assign a Knob in Ableton for this purpose.
It is somehow graphically hidden because it only appears when you press MIDI REMOTE ASSIGNEMENT in Ableton. Will appear tre small boxes above the master and below the scenes ; "up" as an up arrow, "down" as a down arrow, and"up&down" as an value.
Just assign your knob to the third and go!
The Bindings addons is used in order to dinamically assign parameter to the knobs (usually) of your controllers.
For example if you want to control the first (or second...whatever) device of the selected track with the same 8 knobs of your controller you can with bindings. There is no limit to what you decide your knobs will be assigned to. Just bind them all at once to wathever parameter within Ableton. You can also automate this dinamic assignments of knobs as you change scene in session view. For this you will need to write the Bindings Actions in an X-Clip on the desired scene, et voila! You can also do this in Arrangement view in many ways for example using X-Cues that are locators with ClyphX Bindings Action wrotten in.
I tried this and it half works. Midi mapping to that 3rd "up and down" value will let me scroll up and down through my scenes, but that's it. I want to be able to go left and right through my tracks. I was able to do this with using buttons with some actions in the X-Controls.txt:
Up = CC, 4, 50, 0, 127, UP Down = CC, 4, 51, 0, 127, DOWN Left = CC, 4, 52, 0, 127, LEFT Right = CC, 4, 53, 0, 127, RIGHT DevL = CC, 4, 54, 0, 127, DEVLEFT DevR = CC, 4, 55, 0, 127, DEVRIGHT Detail = CC, 4, 56, 0, 127, TGLDETAIL
This works great for navigating session and arrangement, but is there anyway I could get the same browsing functionality with encoders?
Post by rickywander on Jan 8, 2020 13:27:53 GMT -5
As Stray said in another post with another subject (but I think it's the same situation here) "It could be done with an encoder that sends relative (increase/decrease) values though. With those types of encoders, you can define them as X-Controls and specify the action lists they should trigger for each direction."