News of the first abletonsanctioned usb midi controller spread like wildfire around the globe via the internet, magazines and other media outlets who waxed. The beatdown step sequencer for akai apc40 synthtopia. This custom device comes with the beatdown library and lets you program beats and note velocities,while saving and recalling patterns in realtime. The new version even has a wicked cool step sequencer. Ableton live 8 is both a powerful digital audio workstation daw and an excellent live electronic music performance tool. In this video, dubspot instructor and ableton certified trainer josh bess demonstrates how to setup and perform with a popular method for sample triggering in ableton live, based on a step sequencer and a live slicing method using ableton push 2. Set the probability of the velocity, length, and event of each step. If you have a supported midi control surface such as the akai apc40, you can use its. Feb 26, 20 fx stepper after having some fun with my ableton apc40 drum step sequencer here, i thought it would be cool if there was a way to apply the same step sequencing x0x style step sequencer to effects. Drumobox turns your apc40 into a full on roland x0x style drum machine. Maschine mk1 as step sequencer for ableton ni community. Extending the use of your akai apc40 in ableton live, part 2. Probability arp an arpeggiator with a builtin chord generator.
Frogger is an 8 step gate sequencer inspired by the classic video game and electronic gate sequencers. As before, cursor buttons move the grid around the session view in single. Before you can use this mapping you have to put your apc in ableton live alternative mode by simply start ableton live, connect your apc40 and close ableton after the coloured rectangle appears in session view. Set the probability of the event, pitch and octave of each step. Ive been putting together a step sequencer script for the apc40 mkii. Depending on the sequencer, you can set each step to different pitches, distortion levels, filter cutoff levels and shapes. Beatgenseqmod is a combination beat generator and drum sequencer. Improvements and feature changes added control surface support for akai mpk225, mpk249, mpk261. Download cnmat package from max in file in show package manager.
The apc stepsequencer converts the akai apc40 or apc20 into a fullfeatured step sequencer. Max for live itself includes 24 new devices such as a convolution reverb, new drum synthesizer instruments, midi echo as well as reworked versions of classics such as step sequencer and buffer shuffler 2. Oct 17, 2014 in this video learn how to setup the akai apc40 mk2 as a step sequencer in ableton live 9. Apr 22, 2012 after a long hiatus, ive recently released a new version of my unexpectedly popular dj template for ableton and the akai apc40, which was covered on synthtopia in 2010. J74 steplocker is a sequencing and modulation device for ableton live max for live based on the concept of parameter locking, whereby parameter settings can be associated with each sequencer step. Akai apc40 ableton performance controller in excellent condition. To use, simply load the device onto a midi track and then drop in an instrument its optimized for use with drum racks.
Jul 10, 20 the akai apc40 is a great controller for midi mapping to applications traktor, etc. For background, im using ableton live 9 lite version. The apc step sequencer automatically configures your connected apc40 or apc20. A reboot of the first dedicated ableton live controller brings with it many welcome. Setting up an oldfashioned step sequencer in ableton live is easy. The apc step sequencer converts the akai apc40 or apc20 into a fullfeatured step sequencer. Was wondering if anyone knows how to setup a stepsequencer for an apc mkii in ableton 10. This template works very similar to fxgrid for launchpad in addition to utilizing the knobs and faders for custom effect control. Sequencer plugins, vst sequencer plugins, buy sequencer. Connect apc40 to a power source using the included 12v2a dc power adapter. Theres far too much functionality to go into detail here, suffice to say that anyone with an. The api step sequencer device is a max for live audio effect that sequence values that can be mapped to any enable parameter in ableton or vst plugin. Ableton 10 step sequencer for apc 40 mkii hey yall. The difference would be that with this workflow i would writeerase notes to midi clips in ableton instead of maschine vst.
Jul 17, 2015 how to make your own step sequencer in live using racks and a few special tricks. Fx stepper after having some fun with my ableton apc40 drum step sequencer here, i thought it would be cool if there was a way to apply the same step sequencing x0x style step sequencer to effects. Generally these contain their own clock and do not need to be driven by a clip or an arpeggiator. B step sequencer comes with an array of features like chord programming, sequencer ratcheting, shuffle, dragndrop, copy, midi learn, and much, much more. Ive got my associated drum track in ableton receiving channel 10 however if i use any of my pads in drum mode on the bspbeatstep pro it just starts triggering ableton clips to play in different columns. To use, simply load the device onto a midi track and then drop in. Extending the use of your akai apc40 in ableton live, part 1. The 5 horizontal rows of the clip launch matirx correspond with each drum. Bstep sequencer is a unique, powerful step sequencer plugin and standalone application for creating melodic loops, chord progressions, arpeggios, drum grooves, and basslines. These plugins give more interest to a static sound with more movement and interest applied.
After a long hiatus, ive recently released a new version of my unexpectedly popular dj template for ableton and the akai apc40, which was covered on synthtopia in 2010. The apc40 from akai was the first dedicated ableton controller built in conjunction with the software company. You should see the sequencer steps lighting up in turn. In 2009, it teamed up with ableton to create what was the first controller for live. The apcstepsequencer automatically configures your connected apc40 or apc20. A mildmannered logistics expert working for ableton by day, mark egloff is also a hobby musician and remixer, who always preferred the direct. If youre interested in making your apc40 even more powerful than it already is, then go check out the apc40 remote scripts latest version has compatibility fix for live 9. Was wondering if anyone knows how to setup a step sequencer for an apc mkii in ableton 10. Bstep sequencer comes with an array of features like chord programming, sequencer ratcheting, shuffle, dragndrop, copy, midi learn, and much, much more.
With step sequencers, lfos, outputs own flux mode, and more, the possibilities are endless. The apc40 is the link between human and computer that perfectly balances analytical parameter control with creative expression. Melodic probability a monophonic step sequencer made for melodies. Wekitrainer is a max4live device that assists in the training and output mapping process of supervised machine learning software wekinator via ableton live. It features a grid for launching clips and a mixing interface allowing you to mix eight tracks while controlling the master volume and cue mix. The akai apc40 the 40 relates to the number of clip launch buttons was a rare beast when it was launched. All pitch values conform to the globally selected scale with individual octave control per step. Akai pro apc40 setting up an ableton live dj template. With the help of shanes insight and hardware expertise, mark created a patch that can be used for hours of beat making without touching the keyboard or mouse. The official video on abletons site also has a teaser for a patch that turns the pad matrix into a step sequencer.
Akai releases fl studios first dedicated midi controller. When the sequence lands on the step the note is triggered. Some are set up to be used with control surfaces such as the apc40 or novation launchpad. Combining the apc40 with ableton live transforms your experience from. This is my apc40 remix deck and step sequencer mapping for the traktor version 2. Hi everyone, im attempting to sequence with the drum track through ableton. Make sure that deck c is a remix deck, press play on that deck and hit the button labelled seq. Remote script for the akai apc40 with ableton live 9. Ableton drum step sequencer for apc40 no max for live. Connect apc40 to your computer with a standard usb cable included. Up to 8 patterns can be stored and recalled at any time. Its also very easy to switch back to the native mode and get the standard apc40 behavior.
No crazy clip modulations needed to power this step seq. Ml185 sequencer is an eight step sequencer modelled after a vintage roland system 100 module. The akai apc40 is a great controller for midi mapping to applications traktor, etc. The launchpad is compatible with all tiers of live introstandardsuite, but comes bundled with a free license for ableton live lite. This is a free download with optional donation, so go nuts. Drumobox apc40 step sequencer max for live forum cycling. Via the mouse or control surface you set the pitchoctave for each step. The official video on abletons site also has a teaser for a. Rhythmic probability a polyphonic sequencer made for rhythms. Max4live patch that makes your apc into a step sequencer i downloaded this a few days ago and i want all of you apc owners to know about it. One of the most exciting prospects for the apc40 is integration with the upcoming max for live add. Ableton live software is a powerful, flexible environment for creating, performing, and producing music.
Seq02 is specialized in rhythm and sequence programming. This article walks through how to set up an ableton live dj template with cue capabilities using the akai apc40 and maudio mtrack. Each sequencer has a unique way of adding subtle or extreme randomization to patterns for unpredictable outcomes. This unique software demands an equally unique control instrument. If youre interested in making your apc40 even more powerful than it already is, then go check out the apc40 remote scripts latest version has. Akai apc40 ableton performance controller apc40 manual. This template works very similar to fxgrid for launchpad in addition to utilizing the. Akai professional and ableton are proud to present the apc40. Movement is built on incredibly powerful rhythm engines, capable of transforming any audio or instrument beyond recognition. Max4live patch that makes your apc into a step sequencer. Akai pro have already revealed that max for live users will be able to edit the apcs preset functionality. After following this very closely, i was able to create a drum step sequencer that i was satisfied with.
Its a patternbased sequencer made up of 16 step patterns which can be up to 8 bars long. Feel free to volunteer great resources you find on the net regarding writing music, the ableton daw, or tutorials and the like. How to make your own step sequencer in live using racks and a few special tricks. Sep 12, 2016 this is my apc40 remix deck and step sequencer mapping for the traktor version 2. Akai apc 40 is one of the most popular controllers for ableton live along side the launchpad. Find answers to common questions, get help and ideas from other live users, or contact ableton support. The new version has vu meters and a custom remote script, as well as a supportedpaid version for users who need a hand getting things working. B step sequencer is a unique, powerful step sequencer plugin and standalone application for creating melodic loops, chord progressions, arpeggios, drum grooves, and basslines. Novation launchpad melodic step sequencer for live 9. It can control a live drum rack, or any midi instrument you want. Seq02 allows creating 16 sequences with up to 32 steps each. Connect any pedals you may want to use to the appropriate footswitch fs jacks. Alternatively, it may also be used with either 12 cv or 12 gatetriggeroutputs. Comes with ableton live akai professional apc40 edition software.
Based on the push step sequencer and optimized for live performance, this script works alongside the apcs factory functionality, adding a muchneeded dose of live programability and drum sauce to the apc. The fire isnt the first time akai has partnered with the developer of a daw to build a dedicated controller. A sequencer allows you to put a sound through a number of sequences. Ml185 sequencer is an eightstep sequencer modelled after a vintage roland system 100 module. Jan 06, 20 after following this very closely, i was able to create a drum step sequencer that i was satisfied with. In this video learn how to setup the akai apc40 mk2 as a step sequencer in ableton live 9. Useful as a mixing mode or as a makeshift visualizer when playing live, and makes it much easier to know which track youre selecting or adjusting without referring to. Useful as a mixing mode or as a makeshift visualizer when playing live, and makes it much easier to know which track youre selecting or adjusting without referring to your monitor. Seq02 can be used as a sequencer with 6 cv and 6 gateoutputs. Push 1 certain notes in the melodic step sequencer not visible. Whether you are an electronic music artist and live is you. Theres a 64step sequencer which represents a very impressive showcase on just what can be done with remote scripts, and additional modes for clip launch matrix, faders and track control knobs.233 905 721 470 313 1428 517 208 1620 1026 1438 702 1549 531 183 983 1294 893 475 119 533 1594 1524 808 1226 961 1279 1337 1082 1501 1123 383 988 376 1055 829 66 499 36 635 451 1206 970 1308 712 708 927