Hi. How can I put drums onto the drum pads, while playing another instrument on the keys of my midi controller?

Hi. I have an Akai MPK 61 with 16 drum pads. How, can I play drums on the drum pads while I play another instrument on the keys? Do I have to sample the drums and map the individual clips to the drum pads? Or is there a more efficient way? Thank you.

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Kevin H 3 years ago | 0 comments

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  • JamesMiles
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    Using two MIDI tracks, you can load instruments onto each one.

    Then on the MIDI input of each track, select the corresponding channel that the Drum pads (usually channel 10) and the keyboard (usually channel 1) are set to.

    If both the drum pads and keyboard are transmitting on the same midi channel, you'll have to change those respective setting inside your keyboard.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Idon'tknowwhatImdoing
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    If you arm both tracks by holding control then you can hear both

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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