Akia MPK25 with Ableton

I have two annoying problems with my MPK25 that are probably linked together. Firstly theres the issue of the pads only having 12 pads even though it seems like Ableton thinks I have 16, this makes using the slice to new midi tool annoying to use because when you start to use a lot of chops it means a lot of reshuffling to get things to work. The next problem is when I got into banks B,C, or D the input seems to get messy. Instead of the physical pad corresponding to the proper "pad" shown in Ableton, it appears quite arbitrary in what clip it plays ie. I can't hit pad 1,2,3,4,5 etc. and in order and play a sample even though they're set up right. Is it easy to remap the pads? although this wouldn't be an ideal solution I guess it would work for now


JamesTBeats 6 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Warrior Bob
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    Ableton's drum racks are designed for 16-pad drum controllers, which are something of a standard. Unfortunately there isn't any easy way to get around this, especially when tools like slice-to-drum-rack seem predicated on assuming your controller works this way. 

    As for your other banks, it's entirely possible that they aren't designed to be used with Drum Racks. They're probably preconfigured for some other environment that is expecting different notes. Consult your keyboard's manual (I don't know for sure as I don't have one). Many of those controllers let you remap the notes that they send, so hopefully you can do it from the keyboard itself. There isn't an easy way to do this in Live.

    6 years ago | 0 comments

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