how to save midi mappings?

I already know about saving a current set as default   (I do that, but that's not what I'm after here), I'm trying to save midi mappings (from an external controller) to control my instrument and drum racks whenever I load them -  I also know that you cannot save midi maps in .ADG but only in .ALS - I also know that you're supposed to be able to save the whole track, and this makes sense!.... but it's not working.

any ideas?

(I'm running the current 9.7.1 btw)

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Michelle911 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • rumessen
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    I'm puzzling with the same thing. Loading the whole track doesn't work for 9.7.2 All external midi mappings are gone.

    Is there any way? anyone?

    thanks

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • cleonx
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    Same for me ... mappings disappear in 9.7.3 

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • dennis1579
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    Hi, so I tried serval things to save MIDI mappings for an external midi controlers in Live and yes there is a workaround to do this, BUT the name of this application is LIVE and it's stands in my opinion for intuitiv creative ways to perform LIVE music. Now we have Version 10 and I think it's the opposit to use this workaround for midi controller mappings. Why isn't it possible to save the midi mapping settings of VST's like presets. I havn't a push controller and no experince with it. I wonder if its has the same Problem. I'm not sure why it's still missing for external Midi controllers, the users ask for years for a solution. So why should spend extra money for a new version of Live when the company ignores users needs? Just a question...

    5 months ago | 3 comments
  • electrosmith
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    I've just been reading about this. It looks like the only way to save MIDI mappings on the config-ed parameters on a 3rd-party plugin is to save that plugin with all the MIDI mappings as a SET with that single MIDI track, and then when you are working on another project, drag the SET (yes, the whole set, not just the track in the set) into the new project, and the MIDI mappings will be attached. 

    I've tried dragging just the track, saving the plugin within a Rack and midi-mapped the macros etc. Neither of those work. Save single MIDI track as set seems to be the best option. 

    I just updated to 9.7.4.

     

    EDIT: Actually, I just tested with AAS Chromaphone, and dragging the set (with a single track of Chromaphone with a few MIDI mappings from an Akai APC25) into a new session did NOT bring the midi mappings. Boo...

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • THFLW
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    Try with Isotonik PrEditor + "Your controller" Script
    Not free, but you can save your mappings with no issues.

    21 days ago | 0 comments
  • ChiefNugget
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    If you have a MIDI controller with capabilities similar to Novation's Automap, you might be able to use that software to save presets for VSTs. For Live and its native devices, I believe the design intent is to use controller scripts for a universal integration within the DAW. I agree that leaves something to be desired when you want to make several MIDI mappings throughout a Live set and conveniently keep them consistent from one set to another.

    Every time I go down the MIDI mapping rabbit hole in Live, I find it's most satisfying to just work within the limits of the software and toss the VST into an instrument rack and set up a patch with 8 macros.

    I'm giving up on simulating a button-per-function hardware interface for Live Devices and VST instruments. It seems like it would be great for sound design, but even after fully mapping to a generic controller and adding labels it just doesn't have the same immediacy as a hardware synth. Editing on the fly with the mouse is faster and easier. For performance and jamming, the instrument rack macros are powerful and ultimately lead to better results more quickly for me.

    19 days ago | 0 comments

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