Oktopush Vs PXT Live

July 3, 2015
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OktoPush Scene ONE

Our popular set of Isotonik Effects, each of the Encoders controls the rate of an effect with the Track Select Buttons acting as effect on and off controls.
The Track Select Buttons work on a momentary basis allowing you to punch in and out of effects, you can set a Toggle time however so that holding a button down for a certain time will change its behaviour to work on a Toggle basis…
We’ve used the display to show the effects that are assigned to each control so you can further move away from the laptop screen and concentrate on your performance!
We’ve included a Rewind effect, Turntable Brake, Low and High Pass Filter with Resonance and Overdrive control along with a Cutter effect and our Smart Effects are incorporated within the template.
The Button matrix has dual functionality dependent on whether the Shift Button is pressed, with it released the buttons control our Slicer effect allowing a quantised beat repeat type effect. You can re-trigger any 1/8th of the previous bars audio and control the rate it’ll repeat at down to 1/64ths and then combine this with other effects like the momentary control of the Low and High Pass filter assigned to the touch strip!
With Shift engaged the matrix will now work as a playable Buffer Shuffler effect with running light metronome and visual feedback of which order your slices are in and the direction in which each slice shall play…
Button Matrix Editor
With these two scenes we’ve created an editor for the Button Matrix allowing you to map any of the buttons to parameters within Live, you can even choose to not map a button and leave it with it’s default Clip Launching Functionality…
Each Scene has Dynamic Mapping that follows the onscreen Red Box and options which allow the buttons to work on a Toggle or Momentary basis, with Glide & Velocity Control allowing you to play effects expressively…
Encoder Editor
Pressing SHIFT and one of the six encoder function buttons (Volume, Pan & Send, Track etc.) will disable the standard functionality and switch into the chosen Isotonik Bank, these are configurable to be mapped to any parameter within Live.
The default template assigns these to DJ EQ and Lo and Hi Pass Filter control across the eight tracks of the Push’s Ring Focus Box. The mappings again can be set to be dynamic and follow as you navigate around your live set.

This a great way to incorporate ableton into a live Dj set with your DVS.

PXT Live

Three primary Matrix Modes:

Note Mode – Polyphonic (8 Note Lanes at a time) and Monophonic (1 Note Lane at a time) Step-Sequencing with Per-Step Automation, Scale quantization, easy Mute/Solo/Delete/Select/Quantize functions and a variety of Velocity options including Randomized Velocities. Also includes Capture functionality that allows you to capture Notes from Clips and assign them to the Matrix for playing and editing (including the ability to Erase Notes).
Clip Play Mode – Polyphonic (8 Clips at a time) and Monophonic (1 Clip at a time) Clip Chopping and Loop Control. Also includes Monophonic Per-Step Automation and the ability to play Clips chromatically with or without Legato.
Accessory Mode – Provides access to Session Control (similar to Push’s Session Mode), allows the color of Clips to be selected as well as the ability to trigger user-defined actions via our powerful ClyphX script.
Seven primary Encoder Modes:
Global Mode – Provides control over global settings such as Arrangement Loop and Locators.
Drum Rack Mode – Provides control over the Mixer of the selected Drum Rack Pad.
Track Mode – Similar to Push’s Track Mode, but also includes a Sub-Mode for adjusting Track Routing/Monitoring/Crossfade settings and also provides an Output Meter.
Clip Mode – Similar to Push’s Clip Mode, but provides dedicated control over Clip Start/End (without having to turn loop off) and a Sub-Mode for editing Note Events in MIDI clips that can work in conjunction with the Matrix Note Modes.
Device Mode – A more conventional style of Instant Mapping (similar to the APC40’s Device Control) with Device Navigation.
Learn Mode – Allows you to learn Device Parameters that will apply to whichever Track is selected.
Rename Mode – Allows you to name/rename various items in Live directly from the controller.
General Features
The Touch Strip provides control over the last selected/adjusted Parameter.
For controls/modes that control single items (Tracks, Clips and Devices), Locking functions are accessible.
Most of the Parameter Control via the Encoders allows for Resetting Parameter values.
Utilizes Push’s User Mode and does not interfere with the default Push functionality at all.
Shares a lot in common with the default Push functionality (similar ways of doing things and some of the same functions), so the learning curve should be minimal.
Includes a UserPreferences file that allows you to customize many of the behaviors and functions of PXT-Live to suit your particular needs.
In addition to the typical User Manual, a Control Reference is included in both *.pdf and Live lesson formats.

Both Together

In addition both can be utilized in one ableton set. Oktopush is awesome when using traktor or serato for a Efx unit. PXT Live you will never use all the functionality that beast holds. I only use the drum mode to have all the 64 pads lit up in four banks. So there’s no need to map a pitch utility plugin. Since PXT is on the user bank of push this works out great.

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