Using Code49 to launch Clips in Ableton Live 9

Obviously I can map the Code49's pads to the desired Clips, set the clip's launch mode to toggle and I'm good to go.
What would be even better is to have the pads change to a secondary color on press, so I could see wether the clip is currently active. By reading the manual I learned of the "latched" mode, which in theory would allow me to do this, but when mapping the pad in latching mode, only the first key press get's recognized, since the latching mode seems to emulate the pad being held down.

Anyone using a M-Audio Code with Ableton for launching clips? Suggestions would be very welcome, and of course a firmware update adding this feature would be perfect!
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  • Hi Yves,

    Thanks for posting.

    In theory, this could work but this is just going to change the light on or off each time that you hit it. So the second time you hit the pad to trigger a clip, that light will switch back to its original state.

    What you're trying to do requires Ableton to send a message back to the pad when it stops, telling it to turn the light back off which would require a particular control mapping. I'm not sure this could be done in any other way. It's possible the team at Ableton could help you further with this, though.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Hi Corey

    Changing the color or switching on/off each time I hit the pad would suffice,
    but how do I do this?

    As I said, latching mode only sends a midi command on the first press which is then being held until the second press releases it. So with latching mode I'm only able to map the first press.

    Regards,

    Yves
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  • This just means you need to set the second value to the same as the first value. Please read the User Manual:

    Code Series - User Guide

    - Hit the Edit button
    - Hit the key labeled "CTRL Assign"
    - Hit the desired pad
    - Press Data 1 and select the CC number you would like to use
    - Press Data 2 and select the value of the first press
    - Press Data 3 and select the value of the second press
    - Hit the key labeled "Enter" to finish

    Now if you set Data 2 and Data 3 to the same value, both presses will send the same value. Keep in mind, this still will not stop the clip while playing, only start it again. In order to stop clips in Ableton, you would need to hit the stop button in the empty clip space after the playing clip.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Thank you so much for your answer, this totally did the trick.
    BUT it only works whit ableton when the pads are set to mode 146 "toggle midi CC".
    in mode 148 (latching) it doesnt work because the note is being held.
    I'm now very happy with the product :D
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  • Hi.

    There i possible to change pad or button color in code 61 by creating seperate midi track with extra informations in any DAW like Ableton or Pro Tools?
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