Device Details

Device Overview

Name/Version: Knobinator 0.1
Author: kenan  
Description: The Knobinator is a device in the Maxinator Collection that maps different values on a knob or slider to individual parameters. You could use it, for example, to create a knob that turns on the track activation buttons of a set of tracks as you turn the knob. More info on my web site.  

Device Details

Downloads: 499
Tags utility, hardware
Live Version Used: 8.3
Max Version Used: 5.1.9
Date Added: Jan 05 2013 02:31:52
Date Last Updated: Jan 21 2013 01:38:21
Average Rating (2) 4
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Device Type: audio_device
URL (optional): http://kevinkenan.blogs.com/kkenan/2013/01/knobinator.html
License (more info): None

Device Files

Device File: Knobinator v0.1.amxd
 


Comments

Isn't it a copy of same suite 9 factory device?

It's not a copy, but it might have the same functionality as a 9 factory device. I haven't installed 9 yet so I can't say for sure. It would be nice to have a factory device that does this so that I don't have to maintain this one.

Just downloaded the beta 9. I'm assuming @OS is referring to the MultiMap device--but I've only just begun my exploration of Live 9 so maybe there's another device I haven't found yet.

MultMap and Knobinator are similar in appearance but have completely different functionality. In terms of functionality, Modulatorinator in manual mode accomplishes the same thing as MultiMap. Of course MultiMap doesn't have a curve setting or a global.

With the Knobinator, the mapped parameters don't move in tandem with the Knobinator Knob, but instead each parameter fires when the knob passes a user specified threshold. I often use Knobinator to control the Grid amount on the Beat Repeat. I might only want 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, and 1/4 grid values--I don't want to use the 1/24, 1/12, and 1/6 values wich are nested between the values I do want.

To accomplish this I map Knobinator to the Grid control, turn off Multiple (since I only want to control the Grid dial), and then using the default threshold distribution (the Dist. button), I set the following in the On Value boxes starting at the bottom: 47, 47, 60, 60, 77, 77, 97, 97. Now as I turn the Knobinator Knob, the Grid control only moves between the desired values. It skips 1/24, 1/12, and 1/6.

Hope this helps explain part of what the Knobinator can do.

Hi, this is super useful, thanks a lot !
One little suggestion,
Is it possible to add modulation on each mapped parameter ?
So I can ideally smoothly fire up parameters.

cheers

@kenan Love your devices, they're a lifesaver when i give up on automap and start to consider horrid thoughts like learning python script. I can't thank you enough :DDD

i'm guessing you used the beat repeat case as an example so you already know this but for those who don't, beat repeat has a 'no triplets' button just below the 'grid' pot that ticks off the 1/6, 1/12, 1/24, and other values with triplets.

oh, and @kenan, can you tell me where a M4L newb could start if he wants to learn? I really don't have a clue...

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