After a while I realized that although the MF had some very useful and expressive mappings for Traktor, its focus simply on the Drum Rack in Ableton Live does not completely satisfies me. That’s why I decided to create a MIDI Script that would mimic some of the functionality that Launchpad or the APC has. More precisely, like Track, Clip, Device controls and of course keep the Drum Rack functionality.
So this is what I came up with! It consist of 4 pages, somehow similar to the Modes on the Novation Launchpad. (needless to say that your MF Pro must have enabled the 4 Banks mode)
- Page 1: is the General control page and consists of tempo controls, global play, stop and record and the controls to move around the “red box”
- Page 2: is the Track control page. Each row corresponds to one of the rows inside of the red box. And it consits of Track select, Mut, Arm and Solo.
- Page 3: is the Clip control page, you have a 4×3 grid and the top row is the stop button for each track.
- Page 4: is the drum rack pad. It plays the highlighted 4×4 grid in the drum rack.
Also the knobs and faders get automatically mapped to the first device of the selected track (blue hand)
For more details go to http://tomashg.com/?p=663
Download: github.com or djtechtools.com
Here is a more detailed diagram of all the controls:
and in action: