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Mad Zach's Handy Dandy Twister Ableton Device Control Script

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Description and Instructions

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:


Problem downloading or other issues? Let us know on the forum.
Comments for v0.1.0
anders gullander about 1 month ago
anybody got this working on 10.1.9? anybody found the the alp file? anybody out there?
Kai Erlenbusch over 1 year ago
For anyone looking for an upgrade to this script, another user provided this kickass version. On Bank 4, the bottom two rows are still for automatic assignments, but you can use the bottom right buttom to access an additional two "pages" (banks 1-3), giving you an additional 16 knobs to be automatically mapped to any device. https://maps.djtechtools.com/mappings/3047 I would recommend for those using Audio Effect Racks a feeling limited by the default eight that Ableton features, this Max Audio Effect Rack has 16 knobs, which when used with the above script are easily accessed on "page 2" (navigated by the bottom left/right knobs when on Bank 4) http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/1813/multimapper16 cheers.
Karol about 1 year ago

Sorry but this script is pretty useless with ableton,only 2 bottom rows of encoders are mapped (afaik mine twister has 16 encoders:))manual midi mapping in my case only working 100%.Am i missing something??

insolence1008 over 2 years ago
I've followed all instrucions but failed too...wanna this so much... : (
insolence1008 over 2 years ago

control surface dont show "Twister Device Control" this option...

insolence1008 over 2 years ago

1. Open the MF Utility and import the Twister_Ableton.mfs file via File > Import Settings. I dont get it what its means sry

Shoomer over 2 years ago
Hello all, Did Ableton Live 10 break this? Because it doesn't seem to work any more.
neaumusic over 2 years ago

This still works in Live 10.. Finder --> CMD+Shift+A --> Right Click Live --> Show Packaged Contents --> Contents --> App-Resources --> MIDI Remote Scripts --> Drop unzipped folder here

Marc over 2 years ago
Hi, I've followed instructions, unzipped and copied folder to remote script folder. Opened Ableton (Live 9.7 Windows PC). Bit lost on how to load script in midi preferences --- cant find it to load in? so i cant get it working Anyone help me please?
Mose over 2 years ago

Under Control Surface just select Twister Device Control - then for your input and output select Midi Fighter Twister. I have Track and Remote "on" for the input and Remote "on" for the output. I just reinstalled on my brand new Ableton 10 and it still works!