Installation

LiveControl for the monome uses the prefix /ableton

  1. Unzip the latest release which should give you a folder called trunk containing a folder called LiveControl. The LiveControl folder should be moved to Ableton’s MIDI Remote Scripts folder.
    • On Windows this is located in \path\to\ableton\Live x.x.x\Resources\MIDI\Remote Scripts
    • On OSX this is located in /path/to/ableton/Live.app -> Right click -> show package contents. Navigate to contents/app-resources/MIDI Remote Scripts
  2. In ableton goto Preferences, Midi Settings. Select LiveControl from the drop down list. The session view should now show the red selection ring.
  3. Configure MIDI In/Out as shown below:
  4. You should be set to go. See below for configuration of programs and usage
  5. If you wish to use the TrackFilter or MIDI Fader names please see the provided ableton template files for Live 7 and Live 8
  6. There is also a customised version of arduiomeserial that allows an LCD display to be updated Customised Arduinome Serial (LCD support)

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Configuration File ΒΆ

The configuration file should be placed into the current users home directory.

  • Mac OSX: /Users/yourusername/livecontrol.txt
  • Windows: C:\documents and settings\yourusername\livecontrol.txt

An example configuration file can be found in the Support subdirectory. All keywords are case sensitive so make sure you use LiveControl and not livecontrol as the key.

[LiveControl]
width = 8
height = 8
programs = ClipLauncher, Looper, TrackControl, TrackFilter, DeviceControl, Scale
[MultiMode0]
mode = 0
programs = MultiMode1, Looper
[MultiMode1]
mode = 1
programs = ClipLauncherWH, TrackControlWH
[Scale0]
root = D
scale = Natural Minor

The main LiveControl sections allows the configuration of the programs to load and the height and width of the attached device. Programs should consist of a comma separated list of program keywords found below.

For example for the Monome 128 with a custom set of programs:

[LiveControl]
width = 16
height = 8
programs = ClipLauncher, Looper, Scale

Change Log

  • r118 01/05/2010 09:34
    LiveControl: changes to config file handling
  • r116 30/04/2010 15:18
    LiveControl: Updated sequencer docs
  • r111 25/04/2010 17:32
    LiveControl: added another missing module and virtual lcd
  • r110 25/04/2010 13:11
    LiveControl: Added some missing modules, fixed scene launch
  • r103 20/04/2010 08:41
    LiveControl: Fixed shift keys
  • sadamer

    Hi I try to pilot from my monome Ableton lIve. It is really complicate. I download the osc and put it. But I have no clue at all for the prefs…?? any idea?? I’m using a 64 and have a mac 10.4.11
    thnaks
    s

  • sadamer

    Hi I try to pilot from my monome Ableton lIve. It is really complicate. I download the osc and put it. But I have no clue at all for the prefs…?? any idea?? I’m using a 64 and have a mac 10.4.11
    thnaks
    s

  • sadamer

    Do I have to make run Monomeserial?? and with whitch host port??

  • sadamer

    Do I have to make run Monomeserial?? and with whitch host port??

  • ST8

    Yes you need to have monomeserial running. It should be the default ports of 8000 and 8080. The program should automatically set the prefix to /ableton when it starts up

  • ST8

    Yes you need to have monomeserial running. It should be the default ports of 8000 and 8080. The program should automatically set the prefix to /ableton when it starts up

  • note: the new version as of sunday april 25th at 4:20 does not work with the sequencer, i had to roll back to the previous livecontrol version and it works again. just fyi

  • note: the new version as of sunday april 25th at 4:20 does not work with the sequencer, i had to roll back to the previous livecontrol version and it works again. just fyi

  • Sorz

    Hi! Just want to say thank you!

    Everything works fine on my pc (xp) with monome (64) + monome serial (/ableton prefix – this was my only barrier by first try) @ ableton 8.1.

    It’s a lot of fun playing around with some sessionparts!

    Great work!

    sincerely
    Sorz

  • Sorz

    Hi! Just want to say thank you!

    Everything works fine on my pc (xp) with monome (64) + monome serial (/ableton prefix – this was my only barrier by first try) @ ableton 8.1.

    It’s a lot of fun playing around with some sessionparts!

    Great work!

    sincerely
    Sorz

  • withakay

    Hi,

    I think you have made a little mistake in directing people to place the config file on OS X in to '/Users/livecontrol.txt' that is not the current users home folder it should be some thing like '/Users/SHORT_USERNAME/livecontrol.txt'

  • ST8

    fixed that, thanks πŸ™‚

  • withakay

    no probs, keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  • trouserpressface

    Hi,

    Does this work with the LaunchPad edition? Basically I'm getting absolutely nothing when I follow the above instructions. No errors, no red rectangle, no nothing!

    What am I doing wrong?

  • ST8

    Should do, its live 7 or 8 in launchpad edition? this only work with live 8.

    I'm not sure if ive broken something or not in the latest release. Its working for me ok, but others are having issues too, i will check this out tonight

  • MotorYogurt

    As I saw on another forum. Albeton freezes when Live Control TO is selected as the control surface from the drop down list under midi preferences.

  • jeanclaudevanlee

    do i still need to install python to use this?

    i'm on OSX, live 8 and 256. thanks!

  • ST8

    Erm no, you shouldnt need python for this any more πŸ™‚

  • jeanclaudevanlee

    ok thanks!

    and with iac ports – i just need to create two in and out ports and don't need to conect them with anything under osx midi setup?

    sorry for stupid questions but just try to figure why it's not working.

    thanks!
    p.

  • ST8

    what doesnt work, all of it or just scale/drumrack? When you select the remote script do you get the red ring? Does livecontrol automatically set the prefix for you in monomeserial to /ableton?

  • piotr

    yes, i get the red ring and also managet to make the clips show on my monome but have problems with scene start – it can only start highlighted scene and just one below and scrolling the page with another monome buttons does not help here.

    thanks for help.

  • Sketch

    Will this work with Ableton Live Intro? it only shows that I have half as many inputs in the midi preference page, and only can choose between, IAC Driver (Bus1), From Monomeserial1 and then MaxSP Runtime.
    No BCR200, or IAC Driver (LiveControl) or (TouchOsc). I can't seem to be able to get this working. Any direction would be appreciated. I'm on OSX.

  • Bite

    hello,love the app, but all the modes like scale,midi faders,drum rack doesn,t work for me no matter what i try to do in preferences panel in ableton.Ableton seems doesn,t receive midi from monome.It,s a weird thing…I,m in osx 10.5.6
    I try this for i long time, hope someone can help me…Thanks!

  • Bite

    Thanks God! i changed the iac driver other port for example iac bus 9 y bus 10 and now ableton receive midi! how simple it was! πŸ˜‰

  • lebeatski

    hey for some reason its not even showing up on my control surfaces list, yet its in the midi remote scripts folder. What did i miss?

  • Brianwestcott

    appears to have a broken link on that midi settings graphic above at this time…

  • kmengpan

    So i’m running OSX and Live 8 and have a 64. I have unzipped the file and successfully moved the LiveControl folder into Ableton’s MIDI Remote Scripts. I have also gone into MIDI Sync and Selected the LiveControl option. Yet, once I do this and attempt at configuring it to the jpeg. provided, I have no dropdown menu of anything, no IAC drivers (in or out) and no MIDI ports. I’m Completely new to ableton, so please hlep me out.Β 

  • Gunn

    I am having an issue with the port selections. I am running windows XP with monomeserial /ableton prefix and have gotten to the point where i see the red ring in the program. monome it self is not responding with lights or buton feed back any ideas?

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  • I have having issues. Using Adruinomeserial with prefix set to /ableton. Installed MIDI remote scripts. Set inputs/outputs the same as the picture shown. i’m not receiving the selection ring or anything at all. I am so confuzzled. I hope this makes some sense…

  • Ho Heblger

    Is there any way to make this run in ableton 9.6?

  • m666

    same.. is that working on Live 9.5 or 9.6?