how to midi map channel pressure / aftertouch from MPK49


I am wanting to map the aftertouch on my keyboard to a particular macro or effect within an instrument, ie wah or distortion on a keyboard.  The aftertouch is recorded as "Channel Pressure" in the envelope window and I can copy and paste the envelope onto other parameters after recording using the envelope window.

What I can't figure out is how to map this directly to a parameter to be able to play and hear this live, I've tried right clicking on the effect and using the midi mapping mode however I can't figure it out.


Can anyone help me out?


DrToz 3 years ago | 0 comments

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  • estevan carlos benson
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    It's disappointing that the ability to add MIDI mapping of aftertouch hasn't been added to Ableton yet.  I would say that should've come before the Soundcloud add-on.

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • scottiedo
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    Midi mapping looks for 1 of 2 things. A midi note. A B C etc. or a midi CC.

    As far as I know after touch doesn't fall into these categories.

    The keyboard sends a note and then sends a specific after touch message that is only used by a device/plugin that supports it. It's very similar to pitch bend.

    It's not like the mod wheel or sustain that send a specific CC.

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • Aaron Zilch
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    On many controllers the secret seems to be pressing the note before engaging MIDI Mapping Mode, then giving a little extra pressure on the key. This way the only thing Mapping Mode "sees" is the Aftertouch data, which should be automatically assigned to whichever parameter you had selected before entering Mapping Mode. Let me know if that works on the Akai.

    3 years ago | 0 comments

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