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Is there a way to configure mackie setup on ableton live with code series ?

I recently lost the midi remote script i made a time ago for my code 61 to control ableton live.
I looked at code's mackie mode and it's a bit confusing.
Is there a way to configure what the knobs do in this mode ? How it is right now, the first row control the panning and the second row do nothing.
And in mackie mode changing bank with the arrows is useless.
You can press shift + B1 to change the behavior of buttons, which is a bit tricky. (and you can't arm two tracks at a time this way)

I am a bit confused... Is there a solution to configure mackie control in ableton live ?

Thank you !
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  • HI,

    Thanks for posting.

    Please follow this guide to setup the Mackie control:

    Code Series - Setup in Ableton

    Mackie mode is a pre-set protocol so there's no way to change what the parameters are doing, aside from the buttons. For example, you couldn't tell the knobs to control the sends instead of pan.

    so it would be very odd if they were doing something different in Mackie mode. Make sure it's not just in MIDI mode and acting with a manual mapping.

    If the knobs aren't responding at all, make sure to test them with a MIDI monitor:

    Using a MIDI Monitor to test your device

    Also, why is changing the bank with arrows useless? What would you rather see instead of that?

    I hope this helps!
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    Hi, and thanks for your answer !

    I re-read the manual, and understood better : you have to press shift+ an arrow which put bank's arrows in mackie mode.

    And I didn't notice that knobs' second row controls panning of tracks 5 to 8 in mackie mode.

    What I do is that i have only knobs in midi mode, and I did a little remote script for them (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzvVk...) so they control live's macro control. It's very handy, I chose tracks with buttons in mackie mode, and change parameters with knobs.
    I recommend this to every ableton+code users ! It's very quick to setup !

    Some remark : in mackie mode, changing buttons behavior would be really better with only B1, and not shift+B1. In this mode, B1 alone do nothing.

    I don't know if it's normal, but on ableton live the solo buttons are blue and track activators are orange, colors are switched on the code !

    I guess that nothing can be done, but you can't arm two tracks at a time with buttons are in mackie mode (while it's possible in midi mode + a remote script).

    Thank you for your help it's awesome :D
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    I am very glad I found your solution Numeross. Actually, it inspired me to try something by myself. At first, I went with your solution following the steps in the video that you linked which worked great. Keeping the encoders in MIDI mode and dealing with the fact that I would keep absolute values for knobs that clearly work better as relative ones.
    Then I tried to apply these steps on the knobs in Mackie mode instead and as expected it didn't work well at first. Since Mackie mode sends out the min and max values to practically tell the DAW which way it's being rotated I ended up just getting min and max values. So I went into the configuration file again and indeed I managed to find just what I needed.

    After setting up the Encoders in Abletons UserConfig file there is an additional setting below where you can choose what kind of encoders you're using. So all you have to do is assign the controlls while in Mackie mode and then look for "EncoderMapMode: " and change it's value to "AccelSignedBit" after doing that you can keep your Code Keyboard in mackie mode and retain relative control over the Macro Controllers rather than having to deal with absolute controls.
    Now everything works just as intended.
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