Using 2 Push, how to lock one to a track?

I use 2 Push Devices  on two different midi tracks with vst-instruments. Each of them are routed separatly ( left-push->track1, right-push->track2)

When i switch one of the push devices into session mode to control a different track, the other push automatically switch to the same track and the instrument cant be played anymore.

How can i manage it to lock one of the push devices to a specific track for note input?


mpax 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • mikestjean
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    I've been messing with this and have just come up with a horrible workaround :)

    You can midi-trigger track selections. 

    i. Cmd+m, select the track you want the Push focused on, then send whatever midi message you want.

    ii. In an extra track, create a short loop of this midi trigger and have it always playing, maybe every 16th or so.

    Now whenever you 'leave' that track by launching something else, the looped midi message will always re-select that track :)

    ...You'll have to stop the loop whenever you want to be able to navigate away from that track...

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • abodal
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    2 votes

    If anyone is still interested, I've created a public suggestion/feature request which can be found at Ableton Centercode

    You'll have to create a new account but if you really want this feature to get attention possibly, take the 5 min to sign up and upvote my suggestion titled "Push 2 Lock to Track"


    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Amebastudio
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    The problem is only when setting the push to an instrument. 


    I'll give an example. Say you have push setup to be locked to a drum rack (Track 1 for example).

    Now if you have a keyboard, which is also working as a control surface, and then from the keyboard you arm another track then the push focus will leave from track 1 and you'll be stuck because you wont be able to play the drum unless you switch if back to track 1 from Push again. The result is that the previous channel where your keyboard was will also jump to track1. So it's like a never ending wormhole.

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • Tom Solid
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    Hi everybody,

    I don´t see a problem here as this is already implemented in Ableton Live!

    Watch this:

    Best regards

    Tom Solid

    10 months ago | 3 comments

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