Ableton Master Class: MIDI Mapping (Arrangement View)

Ableton Master Class: MIDI Mapping (Arrangement View)


In arrangement view, if you want to
assign an external MIDI controller to control the different song sections or to stop and start your tracks, you can do that pretty easily. All you got to do is
just plug in your MIDI controller, So i’m going to go to Live and go to
preferences, and under the MIDI tab, make sure that your device is showing up.
So I’m using a Looptimus Foot Controller, and it shows up here. Make
sure that the remote button is turned on. That’s telling Ableton Live, use my
controller as a remote control for Ableton. So then turn that on, and now all
I’m going to do is in the top right corner, there is a button that says MIDI.
When you click that, anything that you see that turned purple, can be assigned
to a button on your MIDI controller. So i’m just going to click on the intro
song marker that I’ve got, and I’m going to tap on the first button on my
controller, and it assigned that button to that marker. So let’s go to the
verse and it’s going to be this button, and then the chorus is going to be this
button, and the bridge is going to be this button. I’m going to make the global
stop button, this button in the top right corner, and that’ll be like my
emergency kill switch if I need to stop all of the tracks. So, if you had a
controller that had faders on it you could map them here to the volume faders. But that’s how you can assign MIDI mapping in arrangement view.

2 thoughts on “Ableton Master Class: MIDI Mapping (Arrangement View)

  • What if I have several songs in a set list and I only have limited midi maps (about 9 with an spds-x); how do I navigate to the different parts of the songs in the set list, with the option of repeating some sections,if a single song will already take up at least 4 pads (intro-v-cho-bridge etc)? did that make sense? thanks

  • HI Matt how are you??

    Im writting this message to know if is it possible to Midi Map from Session View to Arreangement View?? Im usinga MAC and a PC sync but i need to run Video from the MAC and audio from the PC… And i couldnt do it, so i thought… "maybe if i MIDI map some notes from one view to the other it would work"

    I could mapped them but it doesnt work hahaha, when the Dummy clip passed the note it doesnt make the change. What am i doing wrong??

    THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!

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