After having some fun with my Ableton APC40 drum step sequencer here, I thought it would be cool if there was a way to apply the same step sequencing (x0x style step sequencer) to effects. It turned out to be relatively easy to do.
First, to use this Ableton project file you will need to download and install the awesome remote scipt called APC40_21 (or APC40_20) by Hanz Petrov at http://remotescripts.blogspot.com/.
The link is about 10% down from the top on this page
http://remotescripts.blogspot.com/p/support-files.html What makes this script so cool is that you basically have 6 “User Modes” on the APC40 like the Novation Launchpad “user modes”. Pressing “Shift+Track selection 3-8” gives you other modes which send static midi notes for the clip matrix. This allows you to have all the functionality of the APC40 without sacrificing anything plus the step sequencer as well as other banks which you can use to map buttons to your hearts delight.
The video here explains the FX STEPPER pretty good, but I neglect to mention that when you stop the FX STEPPER you will need to turn off any Effect Chain “speaker icons” that may have stayed lit. Because of the nature of this sequencer, the effect is turned on and a fraction of a second before the next step the effect is turned off again. If you stop the sequencer before the effect is turned back off, it will reverse latch and the effect will turn Off then On for each step instead of the other way.
This project file is automatically mapped to the APC40 (with the APC40_21 script installed on your computer).
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