Ableton CV tools and ES expander modules

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Re: Ableton CV tools and ES expander modules

Post by hemeroscopium » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:34 am

Hello, i have different issue - i've connected es-5 to es-9, and it flashed all jacks red once. After that i cannot see it anywhere in Mac OS i/o. No way to set it up as aggregate device or anything else.
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Re: Ableton CV tools and ES expander modules

Post by os » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:01 am

It doesn't appear on the mac as a separate device. You send stuff to it using the dedicated pair of channels on the ES-9.

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Re: Ableton CV tools and ES expander modules

Post by hemeroscopium » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:27 am

Sorry, might be stupid; but how do i setup a simple LFO for es-5 from Live?
I have the controller VST, i use es-9 and apollo twin in agregate device. ES-9 is ch1-16 i/o , apollo comes after it.
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Re: Ableton CV tools and ES expander modules

Post by os » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:33 am

Unless the LFO is a square wave you won't be able to output it on an ES-5. The ES-5 does gates/clocks/triggers only.

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Re: Ableton CV tools and ES expander modules

Post by chapatow » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:54 pm

Sorry for the possible noob questions but I've read the manuals,
searched for a comprehensive guide to how to do this but I haven't been able to find it yet.
I am trying to set up my ES9 to work with the ES5 (ESX-8CV will arrive tomorrow) but I don't get the individual gates from the ES5 to work.

The goal is to get midi tracks in Ableton to send gates from the ES5 to different sources in my modular set up.
Using both (Silent Way) ES5 Controller, and CV Tools within Ableton. (I think the VCV plugin doesn't work on my system, couldn't get it to show up within Ableton but an integrated version with VCV Rack is planned to be released soon I've read?)
I am on a Mac using the latest version of all related software and OS.

Ableton>ES9-ES5-ESX8CV>modular system
modular system>ES9-ES5-ESX8CV>Ableton
Any chance there is a comprehensive guide to how to get this up and running somewhere?

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Ableton CV tools and ES expander modules

Post by chapatow » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:31 am

sure I have and wil again but I am not using SW voice controller.
do I need to purchase this separately or is it by any chance included with the 3 modules I bought, it would be nice if the software is included with the hardware. (at least with the es9 / es8)
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You could view this: viewtopic.php?p=3204201#p3204201

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Re: Ableton CV tools and ES expander modules

Post by os » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:36 am

Silent Way is not included, but the parts of SW that drive the ES-5, ESX-8CV etc. don't require a licence to run.

The max/msp external and VCV encoders are also free.

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Re: Ableton CV tools and ES expander modules

Post by chapatow » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:52 pm

Thanks
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:36 am
Silent Way is not included, but the parts of SW that drive the ES-5, ESX-8CV etc. don't require a licence to run.

The max/msp external and VCV encoders are also free.

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