As I start digging into the launchpad I am trying to create a fun setup for playing with drum loops live. To achieve this I really needed momentary CC control values on some pads, as oppose to the default toggle behavior.
In order to set this up we need to use Novation’s Automap software. All the reading I could find pointed to me having to choose either the native Launchpad configuration (with session mode etc.) OR the Automap configuration to get my momentary controls. However this is not the case! There is a way to switch between the two different setups on the fly. If you have a Launchpad and dont know how to do this I highly recommend you check out this episode!

UPDATE: Big thanks to Lamptonworm for pointing out “User 2 + DOWN flips modes, one less finger than User 1 + User 2 + DOWN.”

  • puya

    i watched you automap videos a year ago, but i didn’t like automap. now i need it and after some time i now like it. thanks for the tutorials.

    the problem with the reset of the launchpad is because of live. live refreshes devices after midimapping, because led feedback has to be turned on, etc.

  • Lega

    Hello!

    Just downloade automap (4.7) and when i’m in Live and do User 1 + User 2 + Down arrow, my launchpad goes totally dark and stops reacting; i need to unplug the usb and reconnect so it comes back to life.

    Any clue?

    Tks in advance & great tutorials!! :)

    (on Mac OSX and Live 9)

  • Lega

    Hello! Nice vids!

    Do you know if i can assign a certain Launchpad key to play a certais sample in Native Instrument’s Battery 4?

    I wanted to do that but i simply don’t understand enough about this things :/

    Tks in advance :)

  • RupertBrown

    Have you downloaded and installed the latest Novation LP USB driver?

  • RupertBrown

    I havent used Battery sorry.

  • Sunny Haair

    User 1 mode is mapped to the Battery 4 cells just like a standard Ableton drum rack

  • Lega

    They are, but all mixed up. The top-left button does not play the top-left sample…so there is an unusable order with that distribution.

    Have you really tried it or are you just adding a comment based on your assumption?

  • Sunny Haair

    Yeah I use Battery exclusively. Even with Launchpad95′s step sequencer.

    The bottom left on the LP controls the top left in Battery, the second from the bottom left controls the second from the top left in Battery, the first cell from the left on the second row from the bottom will trigger the 5th cell from the left in battery, and so and so forth.

    I usually build my own kits in it, but even when I don’t – getting the samples to match up to the pads you want them to is simply a matter of dragging and dropping the samples to whichever cell you need them to be on.

    It’s much easier to drag and drop the cells in Battery to match up with the Launchpad than it would be to have a custom script written or some advanced mapping done so that the Launchpad could match up with Battery – though it could be done if you’re able to or know a person that can.

  • Lega

    True..but it sucks as it makes no sense and it’s not ergonomic nor intuitive.. (imagine if it would be like this on Scene mode.. :D )

    I had thought of that workaround altough it’s not a true sollution but if you say that making a mapping is complicated i guess i’ll just stick with that..

    Thank you any way ;) [][]