Device Details


Name | Version: Step Input 1.1.1
Author: GastonKilo
Device Type: MIDI Effect
Description: Step Input allows you to create midi notes of a defined size, step by step.
1. Create a midi clip
2. arm Step Input
3. play notes that will be added step by step to your midi clip.
A little bit more handy than the step input of live (using arrows key).
You can also add chords and change step length on the fly.
[NEW] You can now add rests of the step size :)


Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 7.3.5
Date Added: Jun 02 2020 09:13:49
Date Last Updated: Jun 08 2020 11:57:45
Downloads: 1603
License: AttributionNonCommercialNoDerivatives
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Device File: Step Input.amxd


Cool, how do you program rests?
Hey, GastonKilo. This has the potential to be even better! I agree with @muball: if rests had the same input system as the notes you'd bypass one of the main obstacles Ableton has when it comes to actually writing music inside the DAW. I hope you can incorporate this suggestion to an already amazing device. Thanks!
until an update for rests comes around;

you can do a temp fix by inputting a low-velocity note, and then using a Velocity midi device after it to filter out low velocities.
Hi all
Sorry I didn’t had the notifications!
By rest do you mean inclue a space between the next note?
If yes, that’s my plan for the next version!
Hi all,
Just added the rest capability :)
This is G R E A T ! ! !

GastonKilo, this is absolutely incredible, and now everything is mappable and automatable!

Thanks for listening to our suggestions!
Thank you so much. This was exactly what I was looking for after seeing this in Cubase. Much love!
I tried using this yesterday. Unfortunately what happens is that the position marker in ableton and the device are not synced. I know i must be missing something but my cursor was at beat two and i was at step inputting in bar 20.

I stopped typing for a second to go back and check it because I saw the Current step value. Unfortunately, this cant be controlled so it moves automatically but I have NO control over where it starts from.

I have to switch the device off for the current step to be reset. It then goes back to zero. Furthermore, the device can be on step 20 or 17 and the clip is only 4 steps (4 1/4 notes) long.

I appreciate the efforts of all creators. So thank you for trying to solve a problem for us because Ableton refuse to implement basic functions.
However, in its current state/ my current understanding of how it works.
It isn't practically usable for me.

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