Iam just wondering if there is any way to use the padKontrol presets to visually display a metronome on the pads when using Ableton live? Ive tried using the blinker vst which displays very nicely on the APC dials but only 4/4 not so well in triplet time.
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2009 12:40:34 GMT -5 by timondeks
I don’t know of a way of doing it (accurately) that would be compatible with any time signature. The Mackie Control script can send out Bar/Beat info via CCs, but I don’t find that to be very accurate. The Bar reporting is accurate, the Beat reporting isn’t.
It can be done for a particular time signature by doing the following:
1. Ensure the Track switch is turned on for the padKONTROL’s CTRL port. 2. Insert a MIDI Track and set it to send to the CTRL port. 3. Insert a clip and draw in as many notes as you need at the proper sub-division. 4. Set up the pK’s pads to send those same notes. 5. Play the clip.