Ableton Live - Control Surface Mappings


Since Ableton 9.6 release, our controllers are available in Ableton's control surface device list.

Here are the functions and controls pre-mapped on our controllers when used as Control Surface device:

Since Ableton Live 9.7.2, the Minilab MkII benefits from a deeper integration as a control surface device in Live.
Rather than other devices, it has a dedicated control surface memory, allowing to switch from normal to control surface mode in a fraction of second.

To use the Minilab MkII as an Ableton Live control surface, you have to:

  • Select Minilab MkII in Ableton Live preferences > MIDI > Control Surface
  • Set the Minilab MkII on the dedicated control surface memory (memory 8)

Then, here are the functions that will be mapped on your Minilab MkII when using the memory 8:


CONTROL


MAPPING


KNOB 1

KNOB 2

KNOB 3

KNOB 4

KNOB 5

KNOB 6

KNOB 7

KNOB 8

KNOB 9

KNOB 10

KNOB 11

KNOB 12

KNOB 13

KNOB 14

KNOB 15

KNOB 16

PAD 1 to 8

PAD 9 to 16


LIVE – Device control

LIVE – Device control

LIVE – Device control

LIVE – Device control

Selected TRACK – control send A

Selected TRACK – control send B

LIVE – control RETURN A level

LIVE – TRACK scroll left/right

LIVE – Device control

LIVE – Device control

LIVE – Device control

LIVE – Device control

Selected TRACK – control PANNING

Selected TRACK – control LEVEL

LIVE – control RETURN B LEVEL

LIVE – SCENE scroll up/down

Control CLIPS first row

Control CLIPS second row


If you quit the memory 8, you will be able to use your Minilab MkII functions normally, like:

  • Finger drumming on a drum rack with the pads
  • Controlling your V Collection synths parameters with the encoders.
Then, if you need to switch back to the control surface mode, simply recall the memory 8.