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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 instruments)
  • 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)
  • Undo/redo
  • Switch between Session View and Arrangement View
  • Switch between Clip View and Device View
  • 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.
Comments for v2.0.0
Marc 3 months ago
Hi, Can i check does the AI knob still act as a jog wheel to scroll through arrangement view on Ableton Live 10? Many thanks
Marco Eugster 3 months ago

Yes, it does. Like in Cubase. Just tested again in 10.1

Matt Jungmann 4 months 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?
Matt Jungmann 4 months ago

Nevermind! I got it working! Take care

Janusz Korban 3 months ago

Hi Matt. I have exactly the same problem and I cannot figure it out. Would you be so kind to share with me, please, how did you figured it out? Thanks in advance!

tjthedj 6 months 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!
tjthedj 6 months ago

Well, I Think Ive sussed it out by renaming the folder in the remote settings to "Steinberg_CC121" works now :) I think the _ underscore makes a differnence

Marco Eugster 6 months ago

Excellent, thanks for posting the solution of your issue here. Hope you enjoy the CC121 with Abelton.

hattab over 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 david.hattab@gmail.com
Marco Eugster over 1 year ago

Hello David, I don't have a mac... Try this one and make sure, that the scripts are within the sub-folder SteinbergCC121 as described in my manual. https://sonicbloom.net/en/ableton-live-tutorial-how-to-install-midi-remote-scripts/

Stephen almost 2 years 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
Stephen almost 2 years ago

Dude, I'm having my cake and eating it too!!! Thank you man. This is the best day ever!

Marco Eugster almost 2 years ago

I'm glad to hear you like it. I didn't expect to help eating cake with this one...