DJ Tempo Control (v1.3)
Take control of your Ableton DJ sessions with this powerful, unique, and useful Max For Live tempo control!
Solving a critical problem for Ableton DJs everywhere, this device allows you to remap the range of your tempo control "on the fly" during a performance with perfect precision and without having to open Live's browser or enter "MIDI Map Mode".
*Current Tempo Display
*Tempo Slider with on-the-fly range selection capability
*(Current) Session Tempo matching buttons - Copy the current session tempo to either side of the Tempo Slider
*Value Duplication buttons - Copy values from one side of the range to the other
** HOW TO USE **
1.) Drop this on any track of your choosing (I recommend the Master channel)
2.) Click the "Copy Session Tempo" button on either side of the device. This will copy the session's current tempo to that side.
3.) MIDI map the slider at the bottom to a knob or slider on a MIDI controller.
4.) Type your desired tempo range(s) in the two tempo boxes. Now the slider will be limited to only those two tempos.
5.) Pressing "Match" on either side will match that side's range to the opposite side. This is useful in the event you wish to "reset" or switch the orientation of your slider/knob position mid-performance.
6.) Transition to exact tempos with confidence and nail your performance :)
* KNOWN ISSUES *
*Mouse will disappear inside entire Ableton window after clicking a box to type if a new channel is selected or view is changed away from the device before the mouse is moved away from device after typing. Not sure if this is something I can fix, but there are workarounds so that you don't have to stop any music if this happens during a performance. Email me over at for help with this and possible solutions if you have any problems with this.