Relative Tap Tempo: You Set the Pace, Not Ableton Live (Free Max for Live Effect)

Using Live's Tap Tempo can be quite clunky and it's also not what most singer/songwriters have in mind. What if you want Live to follow your tempo, not vice versa? This is where "Relative Tap Tempo" comes in.

Relative Tap Tempo

Created specifically with singer/songwriters in mind by Tim Canfer, you can tap out the tempo on a foot pedal while recording an instrument. Provided that transport is running, it will speed up if you tap earlier than the beat and slow down if you tap later than the beat. It also provides colour feedback showing you if you're slowing down (red for late), staying on the beat (yellow) or speeding up (green for early).

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This way for heaps more Max for Live devices & tips.

By |2017-02-02T20:16:23+00:00March 26th, 2014|Max for Live|4 Comments

About the Author:

Madeleine Bloom is a musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. She studied Electroacoustic Music at the Franz Liszt Conservatory. In the last few years she's worked as a technical support for Ableton and has helped countless people with her in-depth knowledge of Ableton Live, various other music apps as well as audio engineering.


  1. Mark January 20, 2018 at 01:02 - Reply

    Link is broken?

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