Device Details


Name | Version: Pitch Stepper 2
Author: dennisdesantis
Device Type: MIDI Effect
Description: Gets a selection of MIDI notes (or a whole clip), extracts the pitches, and saves them into an ordered list.

Any incoming MIDI notes then play those pitches, rather than the incoming pitches.

This allows for pitch and note triggering to be decoupled, and potentially driven by separate sequences (a la the SH-101).

version 2
Dennis DeSantis
December 26, 2021


v2 (December 26, 2020)
- The Reset Now button can be MIDI or Key mapped, as well as automated (see Known Issues and the documentation for more information!)
- "Preserve original velocities"; when enabled, the velocity of an incoming note will be ignored, and the stored pitch's original velocity will be used instead.
- "Transpose via input"; When enabled, the stored pitch is transposed by the distance between the incoming pitch and the selected default pitch. For example, if the default pitch is C3 and the incoming pitch is E3, the heard pitch will be a major third higher than the stored pitch.

v1.01 (August 16, 2020)
- The state of "Preserve original chords" and playback directions other than Forward are now reloaded properly after saving.

Known issues:
- If a MIDI note or computer keyboard key is mapped to Reset Now, every other press of the key or note will be ignored. Mapping this button works best with a footswitch.
- Live's automation can't represent triggering a momentary button. In order to automate Reset Now, it's necessary to automate turning it on AND turning it off.
- When automating Reset Now, it's necessary to place the automation slightly before the time when you would like it to occur.
- At extremely fast tempos, the pattern may not reliably reset every N bars. This is most likely to happen in cases where there are notes immediately preceding the downbeat.


Live Version Used: 11.0.12
Max Version Used: 8.1.11
Date Added: Jan 25 2020 13:52:16
Date Last Updated: Dec 26 2021 22:21:01
Downloads: 1168
License: None
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Device File: Pitch Stepper 2.amxd


Hey Dennis! I was just looking for something like this, thanks!
I love it :)
Thank you, this is exactly what I need !
I was about to start learning max4live to make it, you've saved me tens of hours of struggling haha.

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