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
Midiscripts about 3 years ago
Ableton 11 support if somebody is interested:
Russell Azzalina over 3 years ago
anders gullander almost 4 years ago
anybody got this working on 10.1.9? anybody found the the alp file? anybody out there?
Kai Erlenbusch over 5 years 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. 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) cheers.
Karol almost 5 years 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??

Tony Rustlips over 3 years ago

Listen to Kai Erlenbusch and you'll find an updated version that's confirmed to work on the latest Ableton Live V 10.1.25 for me. Thank you for linking man. Link again here:

insolence1008 about 6 years ago
I've followed all instrucions but failed too...wanna this so much... : (
insolence1008 about 6 years ago

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

insolence1008 about 6 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