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Name/Version: FPB Pop Up Piano 1.6.1
Author: fingerspushbuttons  
Description: Pop Up Piano (version 1.6.1):
Sorry this latest edition is proving to be quite buggy especially in Live 10, so I will be taking it down shortly to work on repairing it but if you do want this copy to use in the mean time download it before Monday 19th March.

4 Floating windows MIDI notes and scales display.
(currently still having latency issues with Live 10 :-( )

Version 1.6.1: Overhauled the guts of this device so that it now displays proper scale spelling (including displaying sharps and flats at the same time) automatically, this feature is also bypass-able from the max for live device window.

Streamlined the scale display in the pop up staves window.

Added Hz display to Note display windows.

Added MIDIIN box in the M4L device window to allow the device to be used in stand alone Max7 too.

Unfortunately double sharps and double flats are still not possible to display on the nslider stave display object so produce errors that display in Octave 0, I’m still working on that one.

I am seeking to identify any bugs and errors so please report them. I have improved the response of the device in Live 10 M4L8 but it is still a bit laggy, not sure why. This is sometimes causing incorrect scale values to display but repeating the selection normally fixes that. Have been chatting with Ableton support on the live 10 performance issues so please only report errors on Live 9 or stand alone Max usage.

Please report bugs below or directly to

For best usage use in live 9, for best experience in Live 10 run in stand alone Max and use the MIDIIN box to set up MIDI communication with the desired live track. Hopefully will have this improved soon.

Version 1.5 Now shares/auto updates scale and key data with FPB_push_colour_notes device.

Version 1.4 Now creates 4 pop up windows to visualise MIDI in Ableton Live. Thanks to requests made through my web site I have reintroduced the 'note name' pop up window that was removed in version 1.3.
Version 1.4 now updates the latest note value when switching between sharps and flats.
Version 1.4 the pitch bend now has a load value of 64 instead of 0

Version 1.3 introduces much better user ergonomics, scale guides for all push native scales, and a window to display pitch-bend and modulation.
Version 1.3 also automatically sets the device track input to MIDI from the focused MIDI track if Follow MIDI is selected allowing it to display MIDI playback from anywhere in the live set.
Version 1.3Note names are now incorporated in to the staves and keys windows and proper flat and sharp symbols are used.

Unfortunately due to limitations of Max it is not possible to display double flats and sharps for the few keys that use them.

Switching between sharps and flats and choosing scales are currently manual but the windows are linked and automatically update one another.

There is a window for:
a. 88 Piano Keys, now with note name & scale guides
b. Staves now with note name & scale guide
c. Pitch Bend and Modulation feed back
d. Large display note name

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Device Details

Downloads: 471
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Live Version Used: 9.6.2
Max Version Used: 7.2.4
Date Added: Jun 02 2017 04:43:10
Date Last Updated: Mar 16 2018 12:49:12
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Device File: FPB_Pop_Up_Piano 1.6.1.amxd

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