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Name/Version: MIDI Pitch and Octave 1.0.0
Author: FreqFX  
Description: FFX MIDI Pitch and Octave is a rebuild of the native Pitch MIDI device that comes with Ableton Live, with new features added.

I created this simple device, because I realized that 9 out of 10 times I reach for the native MIDI pitch, I wanted to use it to shift octaves and I started to want a dedicated octave transposition function.

On this device, Octave number box allows you to shift incoming MIDI by 4 octaves up or down and the Step Knob will shift MIDI notes by +/- 36 semitones. The FFX MIDI Pitch and Octave device also keeps track of the notes (or chords) currently held down so when you change the controls, you can get instant feedback on what it sounds like. This also means that the Step and Octave controls are usable with automation.

Automating the controls gets really great results that can range from chiptune-style octave flipping to interesting chordal planing & parallel harmonies.

A simple MIDI Note monitor is included along with a MIDI kill button in case you get a stuck note on a hardware synth.

Known issue: For now, it is best to use step automation(the pen tool), becasue curved automation envelopes tend send out a bunch of repeated MIDI notes unnecessarily. I will most likely post an update to remedy this in the future.

Compatibility: OSX and Windows

System Requirements: Ableton Live Suite 10.0.0 and above, Max for Live 8.0.0 and above

This device was made with Ableton Live 10 and Max for Live 8, but maybe backwards compatible to Live 9 and Max for Live 7

Device Details

Tags utility, hardware
Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 8.0
Date Added: Mar 28 2019 20:35:21
Date Last Updated: Mar 28 2019 23:10:29
Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialNoDerivatives

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