EDIT: SCROLL DOWN a few messages. Solved.
I’m trying to devise a fast method of assigning a MIDI XYZ Pad to always point to parameter X & Y of Ableton Live’s XY Pad that appears for any MIDI-controllable device (effect or instrument). Hopefully where you would determine what those parameters that are being controlled after-the-fact.
I just wish it was easy to define this, as I am actually trying to set up a Dual MIDI XYZ pad in the Innovator’s Layout:
“In Ableton Live, CC20 controls the X, CC21 controls the Y, and CC22 is an open-assignable Z for aftertouch. Copy that to the second MIDI XYZ Pad; make that CC23, CC24, and CC25 respectively.”
Part of this problem is that Live does not allow Custom MIDI mappings for those fields underneath the XY Pad; you have to go into the deeper parameter menu per plugin to do that.
E.g. Click the triangle above the XY Pad > hit Command-M for custom midi mapping > select a parameter [filter cutoff and filter rez are easy targets] > send a CC20, then again send a CC21, CC22 (Z) is optional, and you’re done.
But even that is difficult, since the Morph (and any other XY Pad) sends out multiple parameters constantly per touch, making it impossible to custom assign any one single CC, Abelton grabs the last CC in the string. Ableton does not allow to manually type in CC# assignments either, so that’s not an option.
The possibility is there for these easy-thought-up control setups, but the pathway is darn near impossible when you’re trying to be creative. But I think I’ve solved it on paper; make six small boxes on the layout that have those six individual CC controls solely for just the assignment stage in Ableton Live; and the XYZ pads use those same CC values respectively.
If you can think of a faster way, please bang out a reply here.