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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
Herbal Sherbert 4 months ago
How does one get to bank 4 on the twister in order to use the controlls.
Jin Veiss 9 months ago
Where's the .alp op map?
dinde about 1 month ago

so jin...did u get the missing files?...

Eduardo about 1 month ago

same question here.. where is the .alp?

Kristjan Nelson about 1 year ago
For some reason it doesnt work with live 9.1.7 on windows. When i manually map a knob it assigns every CC as 47.
david about 1 year ago
its wierd cause by my there are oly two knobs who react for exemple by the operator, the entire rest...nothing happens
alex n over 1 year ago
hey mad zach! thanks for this script, awesome idea i wonder if it would be possible to modify the script so that all 16 knobs of bank 4 are in play for the blue hand? I have an idea to use bank 4 to control a sequencer and by mapping e.g all the 16 pitch controls to a m4L 16macro thing, and then eg all the velocity controls to another m4L 16 macros thingy, I should be able to choose which parameter I am editing with the magic blue hand? does that make sense? would it be easy to do (sorry I dont know python) or os there an easier way to do what I am talking about. (ps I am talking about controlling a sequwncer such as the monosequencer that comes with M4L essential pack, except not that one because its not MIDI mappable(as far as I know) cheers, ALexusual
davidjames over 1 year ago

Hi Alex...I was thinking the same thing. I would use the M4L 16macro device at the head of each track chain. I'd like the knob press to do a track select, and then the 16 macros would be available for tweaks. 16 is plenty to cover synth params + effects and this would eliminate the need to move the blue hand back and forth. I unfortunately don't know how to modify these scripts either.