1 (edited by The3RDdimension 2016-01-02 13:25:39)

Topic: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

Hello and this is a tutorial on how to use Launchpaddr (http://launchpaddr.com//) with ableton and the launchpad using MIDI files and with a shiz load of help from our friend Exige this will help newcomers and maybe even professionals make awesome light shows 

First you should download the Max 7 Extension that Exige gladly made public http://forum.launchpad-pro.com/viewtopic.php?id=4939

Note: you must have Max 7 for this to work

This is a quick tut so i might of missed some stuff i'll make a full video tut soon


Step 1. Open a blank ableton session as you normally would
http://i.imgur.com/aQKBEVE.png

Step 2. Setup your LP with the MIDI track to get light feedback
http://i.imgur.com/Ua413pX.png

Step 3. Add a instrument rack and put a drum rack into the instrument rack
http://i.imgur.com/PBFxfFu.png

Step 4.
Go back to your MIDI track and add a MIDI effect rack like so
http://i.imgur.com/BkehQF7.png

Step 5. Go launchpaddr.com and make any light effect then click file and export to midi then choose Ableton user 1 and the kind of Launchpad your using
http://i.imgur.com/g7yiukh.png

Step 6. This is what the MIDI file should look like
http://i.imgur.com/B2yi4g0.png

Step 7. The MIDI file needs to be exported from ableton so drag the MIDI file onto the midi track (Note: if you might need to do some warping to make the effect faster then you want it to be because if you export it without warping it the effect will be slower if you don't warp it) then select it and export as MIDI
http://i.imgur.com/lDMQXhp.png

Step 8. Drag the newly exported file into the max life box
http://i.imgur.com/wYILUOZ.png

Step 9.
Now when you push whatever button on the LP the effect should work
http://i.imgur.com/lmd9y3S.png

Step 10. but we want to put it on a single button so click the button you want and a red light should show on the keys on the MIDI effect rack now just track the green bar until its under the red light
http://i.imgur.com/nKWUbmY.png

I hoped this help and if it didn't as I said I'll make a full dive in tut of this

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

Thanks! thats amazing!

Have a good day :3

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

Hey, How do i get the Max for life box?

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

You can get it here. But it only works if you have the Suite version of Ableton.

5 (edited by MezPad 2016-01-29 13:06:01)

Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

Safety wrote:

You can get it here. But it only works if you have the Suite version of Ableton.

Oh okay! thank you, i have the full version of suite :3

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

Are you sure you need to have max 7? Because I specifically had to move back to 6.1 for it to work XD

When I was a kid, we didn't have any of these fancy "midi controllers"

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Yeahhh.idk where to look for the Max for live box hes talking about

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

ItZCrzY wrote:

Are you sure you need to have max 7? Because I specifically had to move back to 6.1 for it to work XD

Where do i look for this box?

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

This is very in depth! Great work 3rd, this will help a lot of people I'm sure big_smile

Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

InspirAspir wrote:

This is very in depth! Great work 3rd, this will help a lot of people I'm sure big_smile

Where do I find the boxxxxxx

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

InspirAspir wrote:

This is very in depth! Great work 3rd, this will help a lot of people I'm sure big_smile

Also love your vids! can't believe you subbed to me haha

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

MezPad wrote:

Yeahhh.idk where to look for the Max for live box hes talking about

He's referring to the empty box in the midi extension (Exige's new plugin) device after you drag it onto your midi effect rack

MezPad wrote:

Also love your vids! can't believe you subbed to me haha

Thank you! And it's my honor big_smile

Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

InspirAspir wrote:
MezPad wrote:

Yeahhh.idk where to look for the Max for live box hes talking about

He's referring to the empty box in the midi extension (Exige's new plugin) device after you drag it onto your midi effect rack

MezPad wrote:

Also love your vids! can't believe you subbed to me haha

Thank you! And it's my honor big_smile

Oh okay so i have to download his plugin?

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

MezPad wrote:

Oh okay so i have to download his plugin?

Yes

When I was a kid, we didn't have any of these fancy "midi controllers"

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

MezPad wrote:
InspirAspir wrote:
MezPad wrote:

Yeahhh.idk where to look for the Max for live box hes talking about

He's referring to the empty box in the midi extension (Exige's new plugin) device after you drag it onto your midi effect rack

MezPad wrote:

Also love your vids! can't believe you subbed to me haha

Thank you! And it's my honor big_smile

Oh okay so i have to download his plugin?

Okay so i downloaded but i cant find the Max Live box that hes talking about. I cant find anything that looks like it?

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

InspirAspir wrote:
MezPad wrote:

Yeahhh.idk where to look for the Max for live box hes talking about

He's referring to the empty box in the midi extension (Exige's new plugin) device after you drag it onto your midi effect rack

MezPad wrote:

Also love your vids! can't believe you subbed to me haha

Thank you! And it's my honor big_smile

okay so whenever i try to put the download.mid file in the midi extension thing it brings up a pop up that says download.mid: sorry; i only take single-track files only.... what do i do???

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

InspirAspir wrote:

This is very in depth! Great work 3rd, this will help a lot of people I'm sure big_smile

Idk why it keep saying: Sorry, I only take single track files

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

MezPad wrote:
InspirAspir wrote:

This is very in depth! Great work 3rd, this will help a lot of people I'm sure big_smile

Idk why it keep saying: Sorry, I only take single track files

When you download the midi file with launchpaddr you need to put the midi file in ableton and re export it

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

The3RDdimension wrote:
MezPad wrote:
InspirAspir wrote:

This is very in depth! Great work 3rd, this will help a lot of people I'm sure big_smile

Idk why it keep saying: Sorry, I only take single track files

When you download the midi file with launchpaddr you need to put the midi file in ableton and re export it

Oh okay so I have to put it in Ableton and resave it? As what file .als or Wut

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

MezPad wrote:
The3RDdimension wrote:
MezPad wrote:

Idk why it keep saying: Sorry, I only take single track files

When you download the midi file with launchpaddr you need to put the midi file in ableton and re export it

Oh okay so I have to put it in Ableton and resave it? As what file .als or Wut

Once you put the midi file in ableton if you click file there should be a button called export midi clip

Hi! I am just your friendly neighborhood DJ/Producer ( ◕ ◡ ◕ )
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/the3RDdimensionx/videos
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the3rddimensiom
Skype: lucas.king13

Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

The3RDdimension wrote:
MezPad wrote:
The3RDdimension wrote:

When you download the midi file with launchpaddr you need to put the midi file in ableton and re export it

Oh okay so I have to put it in Ableton and resave it? As what file .als or Wut

Once you put the midi file in ableton if you click file there should be a button called export midi clip

Oh nice! it worked! thank you so much tongue

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Re: How to use Launchpaddr with your launchpad!

I really like this tool, but the MIDIs are not compatible with the Launchpad Pro (the user mode also makes use of the circular buttons around the edge). Are you considering updating Launchpaddr to work with the Launchpad Pro?

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