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Using the same knob for two different instruments in ableton 9
« on: September 05, 2015, 01:44:19 pm »
Hi there!

I have recently adquired the MiniLab midi controller. I've had no serious problems so far but i'm stuck with something I can't sort out. My question is the following:

How can I ( if possible) assign the same knob to two different instruments in ableton 9 ? I got to assign the same knob, that's not the issue. The problem is that anytime I use the knob, it modifies the parametres in both instruments and not only in the ableton channel which is selected.
So, my question is:   Can I assing the same knob to change the parametres of two (or more) instruments but only modify the ones on the channel which is selected?

I know it must not be so complicated, but I can't figure it out. I've searched in forums, but can't find any specific post on this issue.

Thank you in advance


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Re: Using the same knob for two different instruments in ableton 9
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 09:52:24 am »
Try using different MIDI channels on your MiniLAB when assigning and using the knobs in Ableton.

One really cool thing about the MiniLAB is that you can switch the channel on the fly using the SHIFT button and the first sixteen keys on the keyboard.
They are labeled as such above those keys.

When you use MIDI learn in Ableton, it remembers what MIDI channel it was. The same knob learned on channel 1 is different than channel 3.

You can get really creative doing things this way, and effectively gives you 256 knobs (16 x 16) you can play with in Ableton.

A pretty simple but reliable solution, provided you can keep track of what is assigned to what MIDI channel.

It can help to keep certain MIDI channels related to certain tracks.

Hope that helps!


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