How set multiple bank changes
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    Unhappy How set multiple bank changes

    Software: Ableton Live 9 Suite
    Product: Midi Fighter 64

    I'm trying to set one button to switch through multiple banks, I recently found out this was possible through Shawn's marble soda video description but I haven't been able to figure it out. All I've managed to do is to use gate to swap through the selected buttons but other than that, I can't do it so I click it and it automatically switches.

    What I have in mind:
    I'm on bank one, I click C1 and it switches to bank two immediately, I press it again and it switches to bank three until it hits its limit and cycles back to bank one.

    Any help and tips would be much appreciated!

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    Hey waffle,

    Sadly, what I think you're trying to do is impossible. In Marble Soda, Shawn has 4 banks, each set to 4 buttons. That way, whichever button he presses, that bank loads. I imagine he does this by having an instrument rack with multiple chains and each button simply selects a different chain (or bank) where he has unique samples and triggers for his light show.

    To my knowledge with Ableton and the Midi Fighter, I don't think there's a way to map that sort of function to a single button.

    Sorry, man! If you do find a better solution, be sure to post it and prove me wrong. That's how we learn!

    Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshlikesdrums View Post
    Hey waffle,

    Sadly, what I think you're trying to do is impossible. In Marble Soda, Shawn has 4 banks, each set to 4 buttons. That way, whichever button he presses, that bank loads. I imagine he does this by having an instrument rack with multiple chains and each button simply selects a different chain (or bank) where he has unique samples and triggers for his light show.

    To my knowledge with Ableton and the Midi Fighter, I don't think there's a way to map that sort of function to a single button.

    Sorry, man! If you do find a better solution, be sure to post it and prove me wrong. That's how we learn!

    Josh
    Apparently, if you do not link the chain selector to a the turn knob at the left of the instrument rack, you can simply bind a midi note to the chain selector. It will indeed play through all the banks you've made and it will cycle back once it hits the end.

    Also, you can use a plugin called nev's wormhole to have all 64 buttons mapped and play sounds while the button that changes banks can also have a sample attached to it.

    Ya, I learned quite a bit after producing a lot in these past months, this was one of them.

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    Awesome, thanks for the info! I definitely learned something!

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