Connecting Step Sequencer to Yaeltex - Ableton


First post here. I just received my controller a few days ago. Within the controller I have an 8x8 (64) pad square grid, similar to a Monome 64. Ideally I would like to have 1 or two of the banks be used for step sequencing. This might be possible, might not. Just a simple sequencer with a 8 button horizontal line that tracks across the grid that allows note input. Press a pad, pad lights up and plays as the marker passes. Marker loops back to the start once it tracks across the entire grid. Pretty basic.

I found this tutorial on building a step sequencer in Maxforlive. I was curious what the process would be for having it communicate with the grid on my yaeltex? The tutorial shows clearly how to make the sequencer, but mentions nothing about getting it connected to provide visual feedback to an external midi device.


Hey @rickjeldy, welcome to the forum!

There are several ways to do that, the following is an easy one to have something running quick.

  • Download midiosc . This is an intermediary app that will convert midi to serial osc. Its develop by SitStayCreate.

  • Download and install Terms, Terms is a pack of monome ableton-ready apps.

  • Configure your grid in Kilowhat, starting with the top-left button in Note 0, and progressively to right, Note 1, Note 2 etc, on the seme channel. If you want more than one instance running, do the same on a new bank and on another midi channel.
    If you are using the universal remote script, remember that the free channels are the 12, 13 and 14.

  • Run the midiosc-1.1.0.jar file/app. It’s important to start it and configure it before running ableton.
    This is how it looks for 3 8x8 instances (with your device selected in the midi in/out section).

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  • Run ableton, drop a Term device on a midi track and select one of the virtual grids from the drop down menu.
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Let me know if that works.


Thanks so much for the reply. This is really awesome information. What you have told me about midiosc and terms opens up a whole new world of possibilities too. I used to have a Monome Grid several years ago and really enjoyed using terms. I’ll start there and post other questions if I have them. Thanks again!


Semi related question - In the kilowhat application how do I save my current mappings to a file on my PC? I’m not new to production but new to all of this type of stuff. I want to try what you said above but don’t want to lose my current mapping configuration at the same time. Thanks again!

You can (and you should :slight_smile: ) save your config to your pc.

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