How can I assign tracks between two different MIDI controllers for live performances?
I have 2 MIDI controllers that I'd like to use simultaneously for live performances (one with left hand, one with right hand). I'm trying to understand Ableton Live well enough to assign up to 8 tracks/sounds to each MIDI controller (since each controller has 8 track buttons/knobs) and be able to switch to any of those sounds on either MIDI controller during a song.
So, ideally I'd have up to 16 sounds (if that's possible) I can choose from to use during a live gig.
I've been able to plug in my controllers and they both are recognized by Ableton. And when I select a track (such as "Acoustic piano"), both keyboards will play that sounds.
1) How do I go about assigning specific tracks to each MIDI controller?
2) how do I manage playing one sound (say "Acoustic piano") with one MIDI controller and another sound (say, "Bass") with the other MIDI controller simultaneously?
I don't need to use this for any type of recording or composition. I simply want to have up to 8 sounds to play out of each of my MIDI controllers.
I'm brand new to Ableton Live, so however much you can give your answers in step-by-step layman's terms would be much appreciated.
My MIDI controllers are: an Axiom 49 Classic and an Axiom Pro 49. They both connect via USB
I'm using a Macbook laptop w/ OSX 10.6.8
I have Ableton Live Lite 8
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