How to install
SelectedTrackControl for Ableton Live
- Add Selected_Track_Control to Live’s MIDI Remote Scripts
Extract the zip-file and move the contained folder Selected_Track_Control to Live’s MIDI Remote Scripts directory. On Windows, this is located in
Program Files\Ableton\Live 8.x.x\Resources.
On Mac OS X, locate Live (the app) in Finder, right click and select Show Package Contents. In there go to the folder
Contents/App-Resources/MIDI Remote Scripts/and move the folder
Note: If you have multiple versions of Live installed, you need to place the MIDI Remote Script into each version of Live you like to use it with.
- Start Live. Or restart if it was running.
- Enable SelectedTrackControl as a Control Surface in Live
In Live‘s Preferences go to the “MIDI Sync“ tab and select “Selected Track Control” as Control Surface. As MIDI In select your MIDI controller’s MIDI Input. MIDI Output is usually not needed, so leave it empty.
How to install Kimidi ['ki:mi:di]
Extended keyboard shortcuts for Live!
- Install the SelectedTrackControl MIDI Remote Script
If you haven’t done so already, see here.
- Install the app
Download, unzip and drag Kimidi into your Applications-folder.
Start it now by double-clicking it in Finder; its icon appears in the top right area of the screen next to the clock, etc. (the System Status Bar).
Tip: add Kimidi to your Login Items under your User Account in System Preferences, so it is always ready when you jam away in Live.
- Enable SelectedTrackControl for Kimidi
In Live’s Preferences go to the “MIDI Sync“ tab and select “Selected Track Control” as Control Surface. Under MIDI Input select “Kimidi Input”; as MIDI Output select “Kimidi Output” (needed for auto-arm track on selection to work).
Notes for Windows integration
Adding keyboard shortcuts to Windows
You need to install the SelectedTrackControl MIDI Remote Script.
To turn you computer keyboard into a MIDI-controller just like Kimidi does on Mac OS X, Bome’s Midi Translator Pro should be a good starting point. If you have created a configuration for it (or have another solution for turning keyboard input into MIDI on Windows) I would be happy, if you share it.