Ableton Hack with Action Scripting

Sometimes when you are working on a live set there are little hacks you would love to see. Like a button you press that changes all your effects to a certain mix you like, or plays your clips in a sequence as well.

Last week I found an AMAZING hack that does just that and way more! Oh and it’s free!


ClyphX is a MIDI Remote Script for Live 8.1.5 or later that provides an extensive list of Actions related to controlling different aspects of Live. These Actions can be accessed via X-Triggers (Session View Clips, Arrange View Locators or MIDI Controls). Each X-Trigger can trigger a single Action or a list of Actions.


Here is a video demonstrating just one of many cool features.

ClyphX also includes a component called Macrobat that adds new functionality to Racks in Live such as the ability to control Track mixer parameters or send MIDI messages from Rack Macros.

ClyphX also includes extra preference options for changing some of Live’s default behaviors such as the ability to choose to have Track’s automatically Arm upon selection. It really is a rad program that can help you hack some of the functions of ableton. Highly suggest checking it out.

Free download with an example live set and jazz

By |2018-10-16T12:52:02-07:00August 31st, 2011|Gear Review|4 Comments


  1. Jed August 31, 2011 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Cool man…

  2. Crispy August 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    If you have Max For Live, Kapture does something similar, but more elegantly. It’s super awesome and allows you to rethink how your live set should work.

    • subaqueousmusic September 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm - Reply

      Checking out Max for Live: Kapture. It looks cool and does basically the same thing. I think Clyphx has some more advance features when you dive into it, but it is also much more complected.

      I think they both have good application. Rad Crispy… thanks for sharing!

  3. Stevesonic March 8, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Clyphx is an amazing addition to Ableton, I love that it gives you the ability to trigger a list of actions, something that Ableton on its own is simply lacking. For live performance, I’m also considering using so I can create my own customized controller map and have the complete solution!

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