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Mad Zach's Handy Dandy Twister Ableton Device Control Script (Midiscripts edit)

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Description and Instructions

Updated version for Ableton Live 11 (8 knows support only)

This is a simple Ableton Live Script to allow Twister's bottom 8 knobs in bank 4 control any live device, effect, effect chain, or instrument which is selected (with the "device focus" blue hand) in Ableton Live. I've used it only with Live 9 and Mac (though it should also work for Windows) – sorry Live 8 people.

It is a modification of the LPD 8 live script, nothing too complicated – enhancements/improvements are invited and encouraged!

To install, just unzip, and drop into the live scripts folder. You can find this folder (it is hidden sort of) by doing the following:

right/ctrl click the Ableton Application Icon > Show Package Contents, then Contents/App-Resources/MIDI Remote Scripts/

Once you've done that, restart Ableton, and load the script in the midi preferences, setting Twister as your in and out. If that is confusing... check out this article which explains how to install a custom live script:


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Comments for v0.2.0
Eddie Yu about 1 month ago
Hi, I can't have this working on 11.0.1 and 11.2. I load up the control surface, but nothing changes when tuning knobs.
lance about 1 month ago


matt 6 months ago
I would love for this to be updated one more time so I can use the buttons on the side to give me access to more of the knobs in a rack. In Ableton 11, we can now have more than 8 knobs on a rack, and I imagine having the buttons on the side being able to scroll through a bank of 8 of these at a time. How hard would this be to implement?
Mose about 1 year ago
Thanks for updating this for v11 - I use it all the time
ninja over 1 year ago
is there any way I can get a version of this to upload in control surface studio pro I cant seam to get the blue hand function working with their software. trying to combine this template with a banking option built into css so i can have 16 macros and the blue hand focus mapping