Ableton Clip colours >> LED colours (Session Box)

Submitted by phranky on Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:45
phranky
Pro User
Hi John, I just got a 'Pro' and now building my own script for a Novation Launchpad Pro. I'm thrilled, great concept, works fine for now. Thanks to John for all your effort and the great thing you made up to now! But now I got stuck on a big issue - and I'm acutally wondering if I'm the first one having this question. I didn't find any forum thread about this: With the original scripts for Launchpad Pro, LP mk2, APC20/40 mk2 and Push the controllers' LED matrix shows me the respective colour of the particular Ableton Clips. But right now it either shows me the unmapped standard colour or the set custom colours - both for each clip the same, independent from the Ableton clip colours. Did I just miss the way to achieve this with Remotify or is it simply a missing feature yet? If so - when could it be there in the future? I'm really craving to use a selfmade remotify script on my gigs all over, but it wouldn't work for me without this feature. Crossing my fingers for a quick solution :) Thanks in advance!

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John Carney
Forum Admin

Hey there!

Welcome to the world of Remotify Pro and thank you very much for the very kind words!

Yes, clip colour feedback has been requested and we're currently investigating how to implement it into the App. The main issue is that every controller has a different set of velocity values to display its colours so we have to take various scenarios into consideration.
We're working on it though, keep your fingers crossed :)

John

phranky
Pro User

Thx for the reply and great to hear that it's coming up. Could you estimate, when it could be done approximately?
I also hope to workaround somehow in the meantime.. even had the naive thought to just copy some of the original remote script and paste it to a remotify script — but I guess coding is not that simple, right? ;)

John Carney
Forum Admin

This is still a little while off being implemented.
In the meantime I can provide you with custom code for you to add to your script which will give you this functionality.
Its probably going to require a bit of back of and forth to get this working but will get you up and running quicker.

I'll document the steps into a guide for anyone else who needs this too.

phranky
Pro User

Great, thank you so much!
So I'll just send you my remotify script right here and you'll add some code to it?

John Carney
Forum Admin

No problem :)
So that everyone can replicate, the way I prefer to do these 'beta' code snippets is to give people the piece of code and a short guide on how to add it to their script themselves.
Hope that's ok.

phranky
Pro User

Superb, lookin' forward to it! :)

Mcbeat
Pro User

hey john. please send me the code as well. you got it? Wow. for my f1 kontrol. thanks

John Carney
Forum Admin

Phranky, I'll send you an email very soon. I have some code for the Launchpad Pro for you to try out.

Mcbeat - only for the Launchpad pro at the moment. The f1 will most likely require its own version to work. I'll let you know when I have something.

phranky
Pro User

Hey John :) Did you already send an email? Didn't receive anything yet. You have my adress, right?
Looking forward to it, thanks in advance!

John Carney
Forum Admin

Hi mate,

I've sent you an email :)

picky-picasso
Pro User

I don't have a Launchpad Pro, but I just want to reiterate on behalf of everyone how wonderful - and refreshing - your "We_don't_do_that-Here_you_go" attitude is.

Whether or not what your app does is easy for you to do, it's an AMAZING leap forward for us controller users who want our controller to JUST DO THINGS and don't *want to* or *know how to* or *want to know how to* make it do those things.

This example, where instead of saying, "We're working on it, wait for the release and good luck" you are actually saying, "Here's a solution for YOUR specific problem and hopefully we'll add this in the future."

Thank you.

pp

John Carney
Forum Admin

Aww thanks man, that's nice of you to say :)

By the way, I can confirm that the launchpad pro code worked and he now has clip colours which correspond to the colours inside Ableton.
It's specific to this controller only at the moment but if any pro members would like to add this functionality to their script then send me a message and I can pass you it.

John

phranky
Pro User

Yeah sorry for being so quiet here. It works fine, also tested in several stage/live conditions - thanks a lot John!
So fow now it works. In order to re-import and edit my script, I'd love to have a rough guess when the functionality can be implemented to the App. Thaaaaanks!! :)

John Carney
Forum Admin

Great to hear that you've test it live too!
regarding adding this into the app, for now this is on hold until we figure out a solution that would work for any LED enabled controller.

John

mjolsen1221@gmail.com
Pro User

Hey John, is there any way you could pass this script on to me? I'm using an APC40 MKII and would love to have the LED colors match Ableton's.

John Carney
Forum Admin

Hi,

I can do,
but it only works for the Launchpad pro, so wouldn't be of any use for the APC.
If you would still like the script, let me know and I'll pass it over to you.

John

Ofersmi
Pro User

Hello!
So I see this issue is being handled, I have a livid baseII and a traktor f1 both have rgb pads, do you have scripts for those?

Thanks

John Carney
Forum Admin
Hi, not at the moment. This is only possible for the Launchpad Pro at present. John
Mcbeat
Pro User

here is the script for f1 kontrol with led feedbeck also works with ableton 10 rgbs. script 9.1
https://github.com/trash80/AbletonTraktorKontrolF1

phranky
Pro User

Hi John, is the clip colours feature already implemented into the editor app?
I'm wondering, because I'm still using your custom modification of an old script, that you have done for me back then kindly. If I wanna change my script, I gotta rebuild it - but of course I wanna avoid to bother you with another customize request ;)

Btw. a news section on your website would be great.. or even better a version history of the App! To see how things are proceeding and to keep using the App and update our own scripts etc...

Simsonatic
Pro User

Hey John
I´m interrested in the rgb clip color code too.
best regards

John Carney
Forum Admin

Which controllers do you need this for?
Once we start implementing this into the App it would be good to know all of the controllers we need to cover as each one will most required its own custom code to achieve.
Also, Stevan put together a lovely mockup of how we could do this in the App, any thoughts on it? (attached)

John Carney
Forum Admin

Attached here

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