Map APC40 Faders to 0db when fader is at top

I want to map my faders on the APC40 to be at 0db when they're at the top position. Is this possible and how do I do it? I can assign but i can't work out how to set it to 0db max at top.

I also want to map a know to be able to have a +/- 4bmp range of the current tempo - to beat match into and external source. How do I set this up?

Thanks

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AndyG77 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Mark One
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    This is a simple fix. When you are in MIDI Assignment Mode you will see the information about the assignments you have made appear in the Ableton explorer window. From here you can set Minimum and Maximum values for the parameters.

    If you set the volume to 0dB Max then when the controller is at full the volume parameter will be at 0dB.

    For the tempo you can set the Min and Max to 4bpm above and below the current tempo, but then you are restricted to that specific range, say 116 to 224.

    For best control you could set up two tempo controllers, one fader for full range changes (or limited from say 100 to 140 bpm) and a second control ideally an endless rotary set up to control the sub-decimal tempo value, this gives you fine control of about +/-2BPM relative to the value set with the full range controller.

    Don't forget to assign the 'Tap Tempo' and 'Nudge' buttons aswel, they're very useful for beatmatching to an external source.

    Also important is to set your Pickup Mode (Preferences, MIDI) to 'Value Scaling' or 'Pickup' so as to avoid any sudden jumps in value/tempo.

    Here's a short video incase you need to see it done :)

    Regards

    Mark One (http://www.TheLiveLab.co.uk)

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • kevinreynoldsdetroit
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    I just tried this for track volumes.  I hit midi map mode and nothing shows up in left window under Midi Mappings?

    3 years ago | 1 comment
  • antarktika
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    yeah, I don't think what was posted above would work,  because you are using the APC's control surface mapping, and not assigned midi overrides, so you wouldn't have access to those from the midi assignment windows. I have a nativekontrol script on my nanokontrol that has an option to select 0-db, but I think that's using MT player (a midi translator program) Sorry I can't be of more help than that.

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • sunglovechord
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    I have a feeling you've figured this out, but in case there are any others, it took me a while but I finally found the midi map while using the APC40MKII. You don't enter midi map mode but instead click on the map button at the top of your audio effects rack.

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • Joesns
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    Hi Sunglovechrod,

    could you elaborate how you fixed this? Still have the issue with the APC mini. Thanks!

    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • EREZ GOOR
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    i know how to midimap. this wasn't the point. I'm looking for a way do limit the faders without mapping them. this way the apc will still be free to move sideways to other tracks (9,10 ect.)

    maybe ill just tape a band on the top of the faders lol

    5 months ago | 2 comments
  • miszt
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    has anyone figured out a way to do this yet? ie NOT via midi mapping, which defeats the purpose of using auto-assign controller

     

    there must be a way, perhaps limiting the max number the controller can output, so rather than 127 at the top, perhaps 110, or?

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • miszt
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    well I ended up just sticking a limiter at -6db on each channel, messy solution, but does the job!

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • Mark One
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    miszt, sweet, I love that you found a solution, I have been following your posts and thinking hard... now know what you've had to do how about just using utility on the track with the gain set to -6dB? perhaps a bit less messy than a limiter though there's no harm in adding one after set to 0dB to catch any rogue peaks.

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • EREZ GOOR
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    not the solution i would vote for miszt. makes it very clumsy. where are the ableton or akai people addressing this matter?

    2 months ago | 0 comments

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