ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

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ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:15 am

Hello,
Just got ES-9 and I'm struggling with the MIDI. I'm trying to find a way to use my modular as a synth in Ableton. I got the ES-9 configurator installed but it's quite confused to get midi out from Ableton to ES-9.. help? :help:

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by os » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:19 am

Do you actually want to send MIDI out, or do you want to convert the MIDI to CV?

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:26 am

Yes, sorry. I want to convert midi into CV

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by os » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:35 am

Are you using Ableton's CV Tools? Or Silent Way? Something else?

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:40 pm

Ableton CV Tools

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by os » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:46 pm

OK, so you'll want to direct CV Tools to ES-9 outputs 9-16.

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:57 pm

But how to do that? Shall I have ES-9 enabled as audio interface in Ableton preferences?

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Post by Yebah » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:40 pm

Thanks OS :)
Found the problem.. Direct monitoring on CV Tools was not enabled! :hail:

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:18 pm

Even though, is there a way to listen Ableton from a different audio interface and still use ES-9 to receive MIDI?

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Post by os » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:20 pm

Mac or PC?

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:24 pm

iMac 2019 + UAD Apollo Twin

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Post by os » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:29 pm

You can make an Aggregate device in macOS's Audio MIDI Setup utility.

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by os » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:00 pm

Yes.

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:42 am

One last question.. To connect es-9 to Apollo twin what is the best cable setup? 1/4 TRS pair on the es-9 and 1/4 TS on the line input of Apollo or 2 single TRS-TRS? Thank you for your support

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by os » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:06 am

Why would you want to connect the ES-9 to the Apollo? Both sets of signals are going into the computer anyway.

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:00 am

:doh: you're right! I could simply connect the monitors to the ES-9

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:09 am

Another noob question.. there is some latency (25ms) between ableton midi notes and incoming audio. is there any way to reduce this latency? I don't have a clock in my system.. would that improve the sync?

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by os » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:55 pm

What do you have the audio buffer size set to in the Live prefs?

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:46 am

512 :doh: now changed to 128 and it's much less. Thank you!

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by Yebah » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 am

Another topic.. is there a way to keep the same volume on Main Out of ES-9 configurator for other sessions? I've noticed that when I shut the modular, when I turn it on again the volumes are in max. thank you!

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Re: ES-9 Send MIDI from Ableton

Post by os » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:12 am

There's a 'Save to Flash' button in the config tool.

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