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Re: Is it Ableton Live - or is it me?

Another OSX alternative could be midiStroke; http://www.charlie- 
...and if you run your PC with Windows you may use Bomes MIDI  
Translator: http://www.charlie-roberts.com/

These utilities translate incoming MIDI events to computer key  
strokes. But I'm not so sure they can translate MIDI into mouse  
movements, as would be needed to change the meter in Ableton Live.

Good luck, hope you get this solved. Please post eventual success  
story ;-)


On 13 jun 2006, at 20.29, Craig McCollough wrote:

> If you're on a Mac you can probably use MidiPipe to trigger an  
> applescript to control the UI and change the tempo - although I  
> imagine there will probably be quite significant latency.
> MidiPipe: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16154
> Prefab IU Browser: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/ 
> macosx/18192
> Prefab UI Actions: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/ 
> macosx/24580
> Cheers,
> Craig
> On Jun 12, 2006, at 1:20 AM, Per Boysen wrote:
>> On 12 jun 2006, at 10.09, Buzap Buzap wrote:
>>> I still don't know if I'll be happy with Ableton for "Live"  
>>> situations. There seem to be no keyboard/midi controlls for  
>>> setting the meter. How am I going to switch from 4/4 to 7/8?
>> Manually, by using the mouse. Unfortunately.
>>> One thing encouraging: Kid Beyond seems to use control-software  
>>> quite successfully.
>> If you're interested in his set-up he posted a detailed  
>> description on this list, maybe a year back or so. Might be  
>> possible to find by searching the archives. The most important  
>> part is to use a third-party software that translates external  
>> (controller) MIDI events into computer key stroke code. That way  
>> you can control all the stuff in Ableton that can not be mapped to  
>> external MIDI.
>> Greetings from Sweden
>> Per Boysen
>> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
>> www.looproom.com (international)
>> http://tinyurl.com/fauvm (podcast)