Triggers + multiple users/activation areas


#1

These are such a great idea and perfect for triggering drum racks in ableton. Is there any way to make triggers attach to different people with a single kinect sensor? Right now triggers are “latching” on to the nearest person but I would like to have different triggers (say a blue set of 5) latch onto one person and another (a green set of 12) latch onto another.
My current solution is either using 2 fixed depth trigger (but the nearest person “steals” it, still limiting it to one person) or using activation areas to control when they turn on or off and having a single trigger set with infinite depth. Is there a better way to use triggers with multiple people? Or is there a way to make my own triggers within NI mate?

Thanks for the help!!


#2
  • Enable multiuser tracking by clicking the button saying “Track single user” so it turns into multiuser track
  • In numbering, choose a mode that suits you - Persistent is probably good? This adds a number to each OSC message based on the user ID.
  • Enable trigger OSC
  • Enable OSC logging on the Log page

You should now see a message in the nature of: /Trigger1_5, /Trigger1_3 for the first user, /Trigger2_5, /Trigger2_3 for the second, etc.


#3

great, thanks for the quick reply! I’d hoped to use midi as Ableton doesnt support OSC (uggggh) but will start with the third party plugins. Thanks!