Steinberg CC121 for Ableton Live 9 and Live 10 (Marco Eugster edit)
Description and Instructions
Now supporting Ableton Live 10!
This integration of the Steinberg CC121 into Ableton Live behaves very similar as its original implementation at Steinberg Cubase. This Live integration supports these functionalities:
General transport (start, stop,
record, fast-forward/backward, loop on/off)
Jump to next/previous marker
Channel selection (left/right)
Fold/unfold of grouped tracks
Control of volume (incl.
motorized fader), mute, solo, monitoring status, arm to record
Control of devices (all Live
stock devices, unsupported devices can be customized)
Control of plugins (effects and
Sends of tracks and chains
Volume and pan of tracks and chains
Chain and drum pad selection
Drum pad audition (trigger of
selected drum pad, can be recorded)
Start session record
Start automation record of
manual parameter moves and reactivate automation
Record all parameter automations
done with the CC121
Device selection, bypass,
enable on/off, expand, collapse (single or all devices of a track)
Switch between Session View and
Switch between Clip View and Device
Clip selection, start, stop
Scene selection, start, stop
Quantize 50%, 75%, 100%
Free assignable controls: 1
rotary knob (VALUE knob at FUNCTION section) and foot switch
Changes and selections via
computer mouse or other connected controllers are reflected instantly
(motorized volume Fader and illuminations of buttons)
- Customize control of Live devices via custom MIDI Map text file
Problem downloading or other issues? Let us know on the forum.
Matt Jungmann 9 days ago
Hi Marco, I've downloaded and followed the directions, but I can't get it to work. My CC121 works great in Cubase, so I know I have the drivers/AC power correctly in place. When I went to install, I didn't see an Ableton folder in ProgramData, so I created the folder structure myself. Currently, I see the CC121 device under Input and Output in the MIDI menu, but I don't see it under the "Control Surface" menu. Nothing is lighting up and the motorized fader isn't working (I do have AC power plugged in). Is there a way to do a full reset of Ableton so that it can self generate that ProgramData folder?
tjthedj about 1 month ago
Hi Marco... I've just acquired a CC121 and wish to use with Live... Running Mac OSX10.13.6 Live 9.7.7 (64bit) Certain I have installed, Tools, USB Driver, Firmware update for CC121 as required. Placed the custom midimap files in the correct place, Live sees the control surface and I select it, then... Nothing happens! CC121 just flashed blue 'cubase ready' light and does not control Live... What could be wrong? Will search Forum, but if anyone here knows why, please share!
hattab about 1 year ago
Hello Marco, I'm running ableton with a mac how do I intall this script for the cc121 ? Thank you for helping email@example.com
Stephen over 1 year ago
Wow this is great. I figured I'd take a break from Cubase 10 and use Live 10 with my Push 2, and I was so bummed as I was putting away my cc121, and now I found this. I definitely got to check it out. Maybe for once in my life, I can have my cake and eat it too. lol
Derren almost 2 years ago
Can this be used in conjunction with cubase as i use both platforms?