I'm trying to program my Alias 8 as a controller for a drum synth. I got inspired by the new Volca Beats synth from Korg which looks like a lot of fun to play with.
Anyway, I'd like to have the same hands on control and for adjusting certain aspects of the different sounds it works just fine. For example I use the 1st strip - 2 knobs, a fader and 2 buttons - to control the decay, click, volume, and mute/solo of the bassdrum. This is all done using regular midi-assignments in Ableton.
Now I want to take it a step further and assign the other midi channels to control 16 steps of a sequence - each button on the Alias one step. So for example on channel 2 I would have the kickdrum with the buttons lid that are on/off. On channel 3 the snare etc. (Ofcourse, the ultimate feature would be a light in a different color indicating the current step)
To me, the 16 colored buttons on the Alias 8 look perfect for this purpose :) However, I've not yet touched the midi scripting abilities of the Alias 8 so can anyone point out if this is even possible?