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Name/Version: Automatic Quantization Changer 1.0
Author: NickHydeViolin  
Description: The Automatic Quantization Changer does one simple thing and does it really well: Automatically changes Ableton quantization settings (both recording and global) based on which track is selected. The user simply drops this device onto a track, and then selects how to change the quantization settings.

Nick Hyde created this device to solve a problem. Using Ableton to live loop, the global quantization and record quantization are very important. While live looping, it's nice to have the global quantization at 4 bars, and record quantization at 16th notes. However, when live looping kick & snare drums, he wanted the record quantization to change to 8th notes (no one wants a kick drum on a 16th note) and same with claps/snares. Also, most kick + clap patterns are just 1 bar repetitive.

While there are devices out there that allow you to change these settings with MIDI/key mapping, while performing on a stage, it's nice to have it happen automatically. Nick Hyde uses the violin as a MIDI controller to live loop EDM improvisationally. Having the quantization settings change automatically is one less thing to worry about!

Youtube video demonstration coming soon!

Device Details

Tags effect, utility, other, hardware, dj
Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 7.3.5
Date Added: Jan 09 2020 11:34:01
Date Last Updated: Feb 27 2020 15:09:05
Device Type: audio_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): Commercial


Would have to disagree tho that no one wants a kick drum on a 16th note, lol. Otherwise, love it!

Does this affect also the Arrangement time line and loop start/end quantizations?

@Stromkraft This device will work in arrangement view, yes, though I built this as a session view live looping tool. Loop start/end quantizations - if you mean global quantization, yes this is affected.

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