Synecdoche

synecdoche

ableton live grid keyboard

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essentially an upgraded version of the computer MIDI keyboard feature in Ableton Live. here, most of the computer keyboard is utilized (w/ 4 rows at 4 octaves), & the keys are quantized to a custom scale. handy for laptop-only performance setups.

Requirements

Ableton Live
Max for Live
computer keyboard (the kind w/ letters)

Documentation

quickstart

  1. drop synecdoche.amxd in a midi track in ableton
  2. key map the ‘q’ key to disable the annoying hot swap preset shortcut thing (⌘k)
  3. select yr computer keyboard with the dropdown (this may take some trial & error)
  4. hit a key! it makes notes! the keys shown are the keys that map to notes. there’s an octave separation btw rows on the keyboard.
  5. select notes in the scale where it says scale
  6. macs only register 3 simultaneous key presses at the same time :^( only triads srry

Download

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