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Korg NanoKontrol + Ableton 8

untilthereislight
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Posted : May 2, 2011 23:08:00
Hey guys,

I picked up the Nanokontrol for use with ableton live to dj my tracks. Im planning a pretty straight forward setup with 2 audio channels for the tracks, one midi channel for playing synths and another audio channel for my kaossilator all with sends to reverb and delay channels.

My keyboard controller also has 8 sliders and 8 knobs.

Can anyone recommend a good way to go about mapping the controllers to keep the workflow simple yet effective. I seem to be going all over the place. Im an absolute noob with this stuff and just about managed to warp my tracks and move the crossfader around so correct me if you find something wrong with this setup as well.

Any input will be nice. Thanks a lot!           StarLab - Label DJ/Artist for Digital Om Productions

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untilthereislight
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Posted : May 4, 2011 09:32
No one? Anyone?           StarLab - Label DJ/Artist for Digital Om Productions

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willsanquil
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Posted : May 5, 2011 00:04
well...you want dedicated EQ knobs for the high, mid, low...

so if you're using 2 audio tracks that's 6 knobs or sliders that you need mapped to those functions.

I heartily reccomend looking up Terrakith's ableton EQ racks instead of the default EQ3 - much better.

I also am quite fond of having the high/mid EQ assigned to knobs and having the bass EQ assigned to a slider.

So if you have 16 available knobs/sliders you have 10 left after your basic EQ functions. maybe some of the rest can be mapped to the sends on your kaossilator channel. Could also have some mapped to some FX - for instance, the 'fade 2 grey' or 'fade 2 redux' that is in the terrakith rack - or make your own FX chains/racks, make some smart macro knobs out of them and then map your extra knobs to that!            If you want to make an apple pie from scratch...you must first invent the universe
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untilthereislight
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Posted : May 6, 2011 13:09
Thats great info. Yes i am not a big fan of the EQ3 myself. Im gonna check this out and comment. Thanks a lot man!           StarLab - Label DJ/Artist for Digital Om Productions

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untilthereislight
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Posted : Jun 14, 2011 11:17
Thanks for this again will I have been going nuts with Tarekith racks. Theyr incredible.

Also, your tip on assigning bass to sliders is very good.

Cheers mate!           StarLab - Label DJ/Artist for Digital Om Productions

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Shiranui
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Posted : Jun 14, 2011 16:50
Quote:

On 2011-05-05 00:04, willsanquil wrote:
well...you want dedicated EQ knobs for the high, mid, low...

Maybe. Some people mix with a sweeping highpass filter. You could also use a bandpass filter and set a knob to bandwidth. There are many ways to mix other than 3-band EQ, and some of them require less than 3 knobs.
willsanquil
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Posted : Jul 7, 2011 07:24
This is true. Another common one is the allen & heath style knob which is a low pass on one side and a high pass on another, which is I think in the Tarekith racks as well

However, I think having high/mid/low is pretty essential.            If you want to make an apple pie from scratch...you must first invent the universe
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Shiranui
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Posted : Jul 13, 2011 21:52
I'd like to split the bass band in two so I could have one band that was more kickdrum and one band that was more bassline--basslines usually take up slightly higher frequencies right?
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