How To Use Ableton Midi Clips To Sequence Modular

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How To Use Ableton Midi Clips To Sequence Modular

Post by n2n » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:11 am

Hi. I've got Ableton 10 connected to a keystep pro (first version) via usb and I'm using the gate/pitch outputs on the keystep to play the modular. This is fine for sequencing / playing the modular using the keystep step sequencer / arp although I prefer to write the patterns in Ableton clips.

I can't figure out how to set up ableton/keystep so the clips provide the sequence, effectively sending the pattern from ableton to the keystep and out to the modular.

would really appreciate a run through on how to configure this.
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Re: How To Use Ableton Midi Clips To Sequence Modular

Post by Kattefjaes » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:55 am

Do you mean Keystep pro? You say "first version"- as far as I know, there is only one version of the KSP. Do you mean the Keystep?

In any case, I don't own a KSP, but here's how you'd use the BSP as a MIDI to CV convertor, which is what I think you're trying to do:



You may need to use common sense, refer to Keystep pro manuals etc. to achieve the same sort of result, but it'd be a similar sort of config on the KSP.

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Re: How To Use Ableton Midi Clips To Sequence Modular

Post by n2n » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:03 pm

Hey. Thanks. Ah Yes, ‘ Keystep’ not pro version ..

This doesn’t appear to help with the ableton aspect which I suspect is the part that is causing issues.

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Re: How To Use Ableton Midi Clips To Sequence Modular

Post by Kattefjaes » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:07 pm

Yes, Keystep and Keystep pro are rather different. You need to check the basics, i.e. which channel you're sending on, which channel the keystep is receiving on etc..

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Re: How To Use Ableton Midi Clips To Sequence Modular

Post by n2n » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:04 am

thanks Kattefjaes.. yah was exactly that. had Abletons external instrument midi channel's muddled with what the keystep was expecting.

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