Deep, dynamic and dedicated device control in Ableton Live

DDC (short for Dedicated Device Control) provides a new means of controlling devices in Live from your MIDI controller(s). It allows you to dedicate a MIDI controller (or multiple controllers if you like) to controlling a device or group of devices in Live. 

For example, you could set up all of the controls on a nanoKONTROL2 for controlling Operator parameters. That sounds kind of like MIDI mapping, right? The major difference though is that MIDI mapping in that way would only allow you to control a single instance of Operator and only in sets that contained the associated MIDI mapping. With DDC, you could control the first instance of Operator on any track in any Live set! 

And that’s just the beginning. You can also control multiple devices if you like. So you could have some of the controls on a controller controlling Auto Filter, while others control EQ Eight and others control Beat Repeat. You can also/alternatively control devices with specific names. For example, instead of controlling any Audio Effect Rack, you could strictly control an Audio Effect Rack named “My Perfect Rack”. 

And you can have multiple pages of assignments if you like. You could use each page to control a different aspect of an instrument like Analog. Or each page could control a different device. Whatever suits your workflow. And, yes, all of this is fully compatible with Live’s Takeover functionality, so you’ll get no jumps in value when moving between tracks/devices/pages. 

And, finally, all of this is set up via an easy to use editor that edits MIDI Remote Scripts that you’ll use in Live. Once you’re done editing, you’re good to go…no running external applications or M4L devices! 

DDC Videos

System Requirements and Purchasing

  • Windows XP or later OR OS X 10.5 or later
  • Ableton Live 9.1.2 or later
  • Any MIDI controller with controls that aren’t being used for some other purpose.

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