Ableton's new Push controller allows one to play only in certain scales, is this something that can be mimic'ed in a drum rack or something else? Are there any VSTs that have this ability?

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Live has a "Scale" MIDI device that filters incoming notes and snaps them to the closest "correct" scale note. You can find it under MIDI Effects in the browser.

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This won't be as useful in a drum rack, where the contents of individual cells don't necessarily have any association with the note that triggers them, but for any tonal instrument it should work just fine.

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