It works with Ableton 10 and 11.
Generally, it is also compatible with Ableton 9, but there are some bugs or functions missing you should be aware of. Please check the technical requirements for details.
The KeySwitch & Expression Map is a Max For Live device. Max For Live is part of the Ableton Live Suite. If you use Ableton Live Standard you might have to buy an add-on license to use this device. Ableton Live Lite and Intro do not support Max For Live! Please find more information here:
The KeySwitch & Expression Map works out of the box with Kontakt, SINE Player, VSL Synchron Player, Vienna Instruments Player, East West’s Opus or Play, Spitfire and all other players that allow you to control articulations with Keys, CCs, Program Changes, Bank (CC0) or Sub Bank (CC32).
You can also control Ableton’s ready-made Multi Articulation Racks Packs (e.g. ProjectSAM Orchestral Ensemble Essentials Pack).
Yes, you can! With the help of an instrument rack, you can create your own articulation patches for Ableton’s instruments or third-party VST plugins that do not provide key switches. Of course, this also applies to the effect racks in order to switch between effects.
Furthermore, you can define Bank, Sub Bank or Program Changes for your key switches to remotely control presets from external instruments like keyboards, synthesizers or drum pads.
No, the KeySwitch & Expression Map has a normal user interface like any other device in Ableton.
You just drag it from your Finder or Windows Explorer into a track and go.
Alternatively, you can copy the file as well in the User Library of Ableton. Like this you have direct access to it in the category Max For Live / Max MIDI Effect of the Ableton Browser.
This is the path:
Windows: \Users\[username]\Documents\Ableton\User Library\Presets\MIDI Effects\Max MIDI Effect.
Mac: Macintosh HD/Users/[username]/Music/Ableton/User Library …
The KeySwitch & Expression Map itself has no latency. However, to automate your key switches when composing with envelopes, you should define delays to use Ableton’s Chase MIDI Notes option. The resulting latency is automatically corrected by Ableton’s Delay Compensation, as with other devices, or you can set it manually in the Track Delay Section. Click here to learn more about this topic.
Depending on your country, you can pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal, GiroPay, Bancontact, Sofort, Ideal, Alipay or ApplePay.
As soon as your payment is received, you will be emailed an invoice and a download link. This usually takes less than 5 minutes.
Normally not. But if the device should not work for any reason or you are not satisfied and you can explain this in a short email, I will of course refund your money. After all, I only want happy users!