YRG Kaos Midi guitar

YRG ‘Kaos’ midi guitar + ableton control script

Sept 2013

Ever since I got the ‘YRG’ 1000 midi guitar I’ve been interested in ways to modify or customise it. I wanted it to be able to do 2 extra things, clip control with ableton and some kind of kaos pad function. I eventually decided to use two smartphones I had, one as the kaos pad (via an android app) the other using touchOSC for iOS to control ableton. With this combo I have clip, mixer, device control and more with touchOSC and the additional functionality of an XY kaos pad.


Materials required:

  • YRG 1000
  • Android phone
  • iOS device with touchOSC app using livecontrol 1
  • Double sided tape to affix
  • Small 1/8” jack to jack cable to route android phone audio into YRG1000 aux in.

See video below for explanation of functions and demonstration.

Functions

Install notes

CLYPH X NEEDS TO BE INSTALLED AS A CONTROL SCRIPT SEE

http://beatwise.proboards.com/thread/992/current-version-clyphx-live-8

Replace Ableton/Midi Control Scripts/ClyphX/User Settings.txt with my “User Settings.txt” file

- don’t change any file/folder names- I know its tempting

HAS TO BE LOADED AS 3rd CONTROL SURFACE FOR NOTE REPEAT TO WORK- see CLYPHX manual page 14

MIDI SETTING ON YRG NEED TO BE CHANGED. PRESS MIDI THEN SELECT 18

THIS WILL SPLIT EACH STRING TO A DIFFERENT MIDI CHANNEL!

*Pressing play while using note repeat can freeze ableton sometimes.