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Username: RyanRitchie
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Member since: Mar 03 2014
About RyanRitchie: Check my GitHub page for more Max projects.

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Devices by RyanRitchie

Volca Beast - Beats Version 1.1
Oscilloscope Version 1.1
TR-8 Control Rack Version 2.707
OP-1 MIDI Version 1.0

Total Downloads: 8,350


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Hi JimRoland,

Thanks for the nice comment.
Firstly I'll just clarify about the setup and the individual instrument gain. If you are running the TR-8 through an interface or using its main stereo mix, then we only need to select one input as to not duplicate the sounds and lead to a heavily amplified drum machine. However, if you are using the TR-8 in its USB multi-channel mode or using its assignable outputs, you can select inputs for individual drums. Very nice for recording and mix down but less fun for jamming with because these bypass the effect unit as far as I know. (Can't Test it yet)
So, to answer your question. First, just to remind you, the effects and accents can only be used on the TR-8 internal sequence and can not be used be used on a sequence created in Ableton Live. The effects and accent are step dependent.
Once you have a sequence programmed into the unit and set the steps of the effects or accent, you can then alter their parameters from Live or a control surface. This feature is only useful for playing around with and won't see much use functionally. I only included it because I wanted to cover absolutely every control available.
If you are happy playing with the internal sequencer, you can turn effects on or off for each instrument by holding the effects step button. This should light up each instrument that is currently being passed through the effect.

If you have any other questions please shoot me an email or message.
Cheers for the download.
-Ryan

Hi notrin,
The only channels that send audio are each of the drums themselves. Therefore the utility, scatter, and fx don't send audio. These pads a merely for control of those parameters. Feel free to move each pad to where've you want on the drum rack. You might feel that the utility doesn't get used so much and put it somewhere else. The audio return is only if you want to use Ableton to mix incoming drums
Cheers for the download!

Oh I must have misinterpreted your problem. Yeah this is down to a hardware limitation. I think it should be switchable in case you want a mix of clean drums and scattered ones

I'll work on an update for this. It was my first device and sort of a learning experiment. There's heaps I need to fix. It really needs to be simplified internally.

Hi taiman,
Firstly I need to check that you're using the most recent version of the TR-8 firmware. Hold pads 14 & 16 and turn the TR-8 on. Press the start/stop button.
As far as I know an update made these controls work.
Let me know.

Hey gieger2,
Unfortunately this is still down to a hardware issue.
I await further updates from the company and you can expect me to update this device every time Roland releases a firmware update.
-Ryan

Thanks for letting me know voodoohop!
All fixed. Try again now.

Hi tatem333,
Yeah they do send out depending on the mode. Hold down the 'last step' button and turn the 'scatter' knob. There are 3 modes.

LOCAL ON: It produces sound through any operation including
external MIDI message.

LOCAL OFF: It produces sound only through external MIDI
message.

MIDI CONTROLLER: It doesn’t produce sound through any operation,
only outputs MIDI message.

Use my updated TR-8 control rack to auto-map midi controllers.

Hi ExposureTherapy,
As far as I know, those parameters on the drum machine don't send MIDI but receive it. This is the function of the TR-8 and can't be helped.
If this isn't what you mean, please send me an email and I'll see if I can sort you out a proper solution.
Also, stay tuned as I will upload the updated version this evening (as soon as I get to my computer). It includes support for the 7X7 expansion and actually has auto-map parameters when set to receive MIDI Remote from TR-8 in the settings. Plus a whole lot of under the hood stuff which seems to improve performance (only slightly).
Please don't hesitate to contact me as I'm more than happy to help.
-Ryan

I'll do a step by step guide here.

1. Connect OP-1 to computer via USB cable.

2. Turn on OP-1 and open Ableton.

3. Open preferences, MIDI Sync, and turn on remote for OP-1 on the output port. (turn on any other settings you wish to use)

4. Load OP-1 Max For Live device (the one from this page) onto a MIDI channel.

5. Set 'MIDI To' to OP-1 and select correct MIDI channel. (MIDI Channel received can be changed on OP-1 by pressing shift and com then holding shift and rotating the blue encoder)

6. On OP-1 select instrument you wish to control, then press shift and 4 and load the 'MIDI' LFO.

7. The max for live device should now control the 4 'CC' controls.

8. Set the CC controls to which parameters you wish to control by turning the encoders or holding shift and the encoders to change their destination.

Note: Some parameters are only affected through certain control ranges. Try playing with the Max device to see the range it controls.

Hi Neids,

I'll get to work on an update.
Send me an email and I'll get you a copy with a few changes that I think might help.
You'd just have to play around with it.
That's the best help I can offer at the moment.
Hope this can help.

-Ryan

Hi Jeshl,
This will work fine with the MX-1. I'm not sure how the audio interfacing works with the MX-1 as I'm yet to play with one but if you want to bring the drums audio into ableton just use the external instrument devices at the end of each chain and select the appropriate input.
Please feel free to hit me up on Facebook if you have it or shoot me an email. I'm more than happy to answer questions or give in depth information. I can't easily help through this message board you see.
I've actually made an updated version of this rack for the 7X7 expansion allowing you to play the hidden drums like cowbell and whatnot. I'd been tweaking it at home and forgot to upload it. I think it's done. I'll put it up when I can get to my computer.
Also, I'm more than happy to add in user suggested features or tweak the devices to make personal copies. Seriously feel free to shoot me an email. I love to hear from you.

Hi Jrock,
Thanks for the nice words!

Please be aware that the FX and scatter section only work on sequences inside of the TR-8 and not anything sequenced externally. This is a limitation of the TR-8 and I included it only for sequencing those parameters on top of and in sync with an internal pattern.

I'm working on some extra features for the update/7X7 upgrade.

Cheers! Hope this helped.

Laneo,
Not my patch but I'd say you have to map each control.
Save your set and load it up when you want to jam.
-Ryan

Hi robertochriqui,
The top three pads work fine for me and I've yet to receive another of the same request.
I'll look into the patch but for now I'd suggest making sure your settings are the same.
Make sure to be updated to firmware 1.1 http://www.roland.com/support/article/?q=downloads&p=TR-8&id=63185234 this link should help.
Otherwise I'll need more specifics on the problem.
Sorry for being so unhelpful.
-Ryan

GuybrushThreepwood, the settings will not automatically be reflected in the software. Firstly you'd have to map all the knobs to the corresponding controls then move each one slightly to update their current CC value.
Ahh the comments section of this site needs an update.

Hi Frederik,
Firstly, thanks a lot for the download.

Now I totally understand your problem.
See, when I made the device I didn't have a push and assumed that you could use the drum sequencer without a drum rack on the track.
My device reroutes MIDI notes so that they are comfortable to play. I could make you a personal update which would bypass the rerouting.
Send me an email.
Cheers

-Ryan

Hey Socketz,
I hope you get this reply.

Firstly, thanks a bunch for the kind words! I see you also have a TR-8 device! Let me know if you'd ever like to collaborate on something like this. :) Your device looks much nicer than mine.

Secondly, I made sure each pad routes the midi to the right place so that you can rearrange the drums however you want.
Was unsure what a popular placement for each pad would be so by default they are in the same order as the machine.

I'll have to work on a better looking device for the next version.
Cheers!
-Ryan

Hi GuybrushThreepwood (nice name!),
About the drum selection problem; try the auto select option in the very bottom left of the drum rack. I think it's called auto select.
When it's selected, you can edit the drum you last pressed.
For automation recording, make sure you have the automation recording on. There's a button in the left of the push or at the top of Ableton for it.
Let me know if that helps.
Cheers for the download!
-Ryan

Hi GuybrushThreepwood (nice name!),
About the drum selection problem; try the auto select option in the very bottom left of the drum rack. I think it's called auto select.
When it's selected, you can edit the drum you last pressed.
For automation recording, make sure you have the automation recording on. There's a button in the left of the push or at the top of Ableton for it.
Let me know if that helps.
Cheers for the download!
-Ryan

Hi bradyj,
I could make you a personalised version of the device without the rerouting.
I don't really understand your intentions with this other software but I'd be more than happy to. Just shoot me an email and I'll reply with the edit. My email is inside the device if you open it for editing.
Thanks for the download!
-Ryan

Hi bradyj,
I could make you a personalised version of the device without the rerouting.
I don't really understand your intentions with this other software but I'd be more than happy to. Just shoot me an email and I'll reply with the edit. My email is inside the device if you open it for editing.
Thanks for the download!
-Ryan