MIDI Matrix - Controls and Parameters

The controls and parameters of the MIDI Matrix Max for Live device explained

Part 1
  • Time Step - This is the time step of the sequencer. You can choose between straight and triplet grids.
  • x2 (half tempo) - Halves the tempo of the sequencer.
  • Voices (1 to 6) - Number of arpeggiator voices. Determines how many of the 6 arpeggiator voices are activated.
  • Phase (toggle) - Inverts the order of the triggered patterns. Can be used to add variation when using multiple instances of the device.
  • Panic - Stop everything and resets the device.
  • Pattern Edit Buttons (1 to 6) - Each of these buttons will show the current pattern on each circuit. You can then edit it with the pattern editor. Just remember to press "Write Pattern" after you have finished editing.
  • Solo - Solos out the selected pattern for editing.
  • Pattern Edit Area - Click to draw in velocities for each step. Set the velocity to zero to deactivate a note.
Part 2
  • Write pattern (button) - Writes the edited pattern to the device.
  • Note Length - Length of the generated notes in milliseconds.
  • Input Sensitivity - This scales the note velocities (specified in the pattern editor) by the input velocity. At zero setting, the velocity of input notes will not affect the output velocities. When increasing this setting, the input velocity will be more and more prominent.
  • Add Lo Notes - Randomly adds notes an octave below.
  • Add Hi Notes - Randomly adds notes an octave above.
  • Velocity Curve - Select the velocity curve from softer to harder. This comes in handy when you want the output notes to respond correctly to the Instrument/VST you are using.
  • Range (two number boxes | 0 to 127) - Sets the low and high ranges of the output velocity.
  • Randomize - Adds some random variation to the output velocity.
You can always find this information in the live info section (at the bottom left corner of Ableton Live)