Mapping your MIDI controller in Ableton Live may not be a painful experience at all... but there are ways it can be improved upon. At least according to the folks behind Remotify. They've come up with an intuitive new way to write MIDI remote scripts for Ableton Live inside your browser. It acts dynamically so any changes just happen as you make them and you're not required to write any code either.
There is a PRO version with many more features that costs $57 for lifetime access or $9 for single-month access, otherwise the version we're talking about is free... so get trying it out!
Here's the press release from Remotify and the video below showing it in action and explaining how it works:
Remotify.io is a revolutionary new web app that gives you the ability to create your own dynamic MIDI remote scripts within Ableton, for your MIDI controllers without needing to write a single line of code.
Ableton’s built in MIDI mapping engine is great for simple one-to-one mappings but is fairly limited in its functionality. We at Remotify believe live performers and studio producers alike, require a tighter integration between their hardware and software which they can custom build themselves.
Using our simple graphical interface, you’ll have access to a variety of advanced and complex functionality within Ableton, giving you the ability to integrate your MIDI controllers in ways previously not possible.
There are no limits to the number of mappings you can create so you can endlessly edit and refine your MIDI remote scripts. Plus, there's no need to remap everything each time you open a new session in Ableton, as MIDI remote scripts instantly work.
Note: We are concerned about the pronunciation of "Ableton" in the video ;)
Using Remotify, you can create mappings for:
Access the full range of Ableton’s mixer parameters: volume, pan, mute, solo, arm & sends
Set mappings for the 8 device parameters of the currently selected device Navigate to the next and previous devices in the current device chain Bank up / down through sets of device parameters
You have access to stop, play, fast forward, rewind, record, loop on / off
No need to waste time figuring out what MIDI messages your MIDI controller sends out. Just press the button / turn the knob you want to use for your mapping and Remotify will automatically detect it and insert the required values
Scripts built with Remotify can be imported back into the app where you can continue editing and creating This allows for continuous refinement, sharing and collaboration
We have options to make managing your script easier
Advanced filtering: filter by any value in your mappings i.e. mapping name, type of mapping or even channel number
Reversible ordering: order by any column I.e. AZ or ZA
Control even more with a Remotify pro account at $6.39 per month (paid yearly) which includes all of the above free functionality plus:
Session Box (The Red Box)
Create your own session box for clip control with customisable height and width. Also add mappings for scene launch, track stop, stop all and session box navigation
Highlighted Track Control
Create a dynamic script to control the currently highlighted track and navigate left / right between tracks
Mode & Shift
Create groups of mappings on up to 6 separate modes and switch between them using shift & mode activation buttons. Allowing you to give each knob, button, pad and fader on your MIDI controller multiple functions.
Move to specific devices (i.e. device number 3 in the current device chain) or to a specific device number on a specific track.
Plus, more transport controls: nudge up, nudge down, tap tempo, punch in, punch out, metronome, overdub, tempo control, tempo fine control, song position control.
Try remotify.io now for free and do more with your controller.