drum rack

how comes i can't drag drum rack to open space? when i look at the simble beside it a picture of a folder? anyone figure this lil bug out? inside are presets but id like to make my own.... 

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dinnerboy20 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • ShelLuser
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    Ok, some things to keep in mind here wrt. Drum racks (to make this topic as useful as possible):

    • Editing of drum racks can be done with Live 8 and up, not with Live Intro or Lite (= version which ships with certain hardware).
    • A drum rack is an instrument, as such you can only use it on Midi tracks.
    • Because it is an instrument it behaves like the others; dragging it to a Midi track will (re)place the instrument, dragging it onto the 'dropzone' ("Drop files/devices here") creates a new midi track with the rack placed onto it.
    • By default a drumrack relies on Simpler, this behavior can be changed.

     

    When reading the entire thread so far I'm tempted to say that something in your licensing got hay wired. As such I'd first recommend to upgrade to the latest version (8.2.6 at the time of writing) and then try again.

    If these problems continue to emerge then I think your best option is to contact Ableton Support directly (support@ableton.com). Make sure that you at least tell them your Live version, the OS you're using and optionally your account on the Ableton website. It is possible that referring to this thread could also help:

    http://www.ableton.com/answers/drum-rack

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Red Rockwell
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    I have Live Lite and I need to know how much it cost to buy drum rack or do I Just have to upgrade to another Ableton program. Im seriously thinking of switching to Recycle cause I have reason as well.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • DeafChild
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    i have ableton 8. I need to use a drum rack in order to make things easier but it wont let me it says i need a better version what is going on!!!

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Xplicid
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    My drum rack does the exact same thing, there are a lot of samples that cannot dragged... this program costs a lot so def gonna need some answers, or a return is gonna happen with an exchange of another program.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • patressko380
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    I bought Launchpad s and in the video men add sounds into Launchpad with Drum Rack.   

    When I bought Launchpad s in the instruction was written that I have to download Ableton Live Lite 8 with block Drum Rack because its Lite. When i used autorization code the Drum Rack still blocked.

    How should I use a Launchpad? I think when i used the autorization code in the Ableton Lite the Ableton Lite change to Ableton Launchpad edition with unlock Drum Rack and i can use the Launchpad. But not!!! In the Ableton demo version you have unlock Drum Rack and when you autorized Ableton, Drum Rack change to lock. Is it normal? I think not!!! But you can save your Live set. "yes!!!" I always wanted save my set but I never wanted use a Drum rack(it is irony).

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • junglist_matty
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    I have exactly the same problem.... Why can't I use a drum rack? Fresh install of Ableton suite 8 and can't use a fresh drum rack... I can drag a preset drum rack into an empty midi channel and edit it but that's not the point, I want to use a blank one!!!

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • drummermandavid
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    I'm having the same issue. My drum rack doesn't work properly. I can add an empty drum rack by dragging the entire folder over to a new midi track, but as soon as i want to drag a sample from another kit (808 sample for example), it won't let me add it. If I try to move the location of a particular sound of a pre programmed kit, it no longer lets me do so. Also, I was creating a drum kit and then triggering them utilizing my Roland SPD-S. It used to work with another version but now it only triggers the beginning of the sound instead of playing the entire clip. I have to hold my mouse on the play button for the entire duration of the clip for it to play. I used to be able just trigger it and it would play the entire sound. Does anyone know how to fix that?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • jonsabbs
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    As a new user of Ableton - I came across this problem until I realised that I was dragging from the wrong area. I was dragging from File Browser 1 not Live Device Browser - once I switched dragging to the right area it all worked fine.

    Thanks

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • PillBaxton
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    I'm having a similar problem to DeafChild and Xplicid. Basically, when I create a new, empty drum rack and try to pull certain kick/snare/etc.. samples from the "Drum Rack" folder (ex. Kick-808 tubed) into an empty trigger space, it says:

    "This device is not available on this version of live.

    The Product Operator is required to go beyond this limit. .[Authorization BS] . . "

    But if I do the exact same thing, and pull kick/snare/etc.. samples from the "Simpler" folder into a drum rack, it assigns the samples to a trigger without a problem. Am I limited to only those drums in the simpler folder? Because that would be pretty dumb...I mean, this product is frakin expensive enough that it should allow me to have more drum rack presets...

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • chanzy11
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    Normally with Ableton 8 I could create a drum rack, and drag it to the browser to save a copy for instant access.  Now Live 9 will not allow me to drag the finished rack to the browser.  This is a real drag cause I like making drum racks and then using them in multiple songs.  Grr.

    Maybe this is what the original poster meant.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • ShelLuser
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    First: what do you consider to be "open space" ?  I assume the place which says "drop files and devices here" ?

    Second: What version of Live are you using?

    Normally a drumrack behavious just like a normal instrument. So you should indeed be able to drag and drop it after a new midi track with said drumrack appears.

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • dinnerboy20
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    i upgraded to ableton 8..... drum rack wont go on midi track wont go on audio track wont go on it self.... (now in drum rack folder......... you can drag a preset thats already in there) but i simply want to make my own little preset..... for drums or anything.... samples...

     

    another thing  i drag a hi hat to an audio track and down below they show it on the pads.... Well for some reason i cant drag it to the pad I want it to go on.... and I cant drag a kick to any of the pads.... hopefully someone has a solution for me cause this is bull crap.....

    2 years ago | 2 comments
  • Amphitrete
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    Yeah I have the same problem and I don't know what to do =/

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • cheakywillie
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    @junglist_matty  if you are able to load the preset,...just try to drag the entire drum rack folder into your midi channel.  This should open up a blank drum rack.   

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • cheakywillie
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    junglist_matty..   1. open up the instruments.  2.drag "Drum Rack" to midi track.

    This should just bring up a blank drum rack

     

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Andy Marichel
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    Hallo Aleton. I have Ableton Live 8 Lite that i got with M-Audio Axiom. I checked your Shop that if is there a full version of Drum Rack but there isn´t ... that´s pity.. it would be nice if you put there full version of DrumRack for buy ... The limited version of DR sucks .... but i don´t have a bucks of money to buy an upgrade to Standard. Thanx :D

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • dinnerboy20
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    i did a library repair but that didnt do anything..

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Philly-Z
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    My drum rack doesn't work

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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