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Ableton: mapping more than 8 knobs (with "BLUE HAND") Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 7th November 2015
Gear Nut

Ableton: mapping more than 8 knobs (with "BLUE HAND")

Hi everybody!

I was looking for a controller to get my workflow more "analog", especially during the sound synthesis: I would like to create my sounds without looking at the screen.

I was ready to buy a Behringer BCR2000 which has 32 encoders and more than one "page" usable but…
I found someone saying that in ableton, when using a controller, even if natively recognized and "instrument focus" (blue hand), you can map only eight knobs

Is this real? Isn't there a way out?
Ok I could control more than than 8 parameters , like on the push, and then shuffle between the various pages of "8 mapped parameters" but it would really be amazing to map, let's say, 32 parameters of a vst and than change instruments and remap everything…

Something like:
- map 32 knobs on (examples) serum
- switch to an ableton fx and map other stuff
- switch to another effect/instrument/vst and map other stuff
- "ok, I think I wanna change the cutoff of the filter on serum" -> go back to serum and still have everything mapped

Could I do that or…really "8 knobs rule" ?

Thank you so much in advice!
Old 9th November 2015
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Anyone? ._.
Old 9th November 2015
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One way is using this: nativeKONTROL DDC

Old 9th November 2015
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DDC is the one.

Old 9th November 2015
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Only 8 macros per rack, but you can directly map as many parameters as you want.
Old 12th November 2015
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Oook guys!
Asap I'll look at that program and…finally I know that ableton can normally use only 8 parameters at a time

Thank you so much for your help!!
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