How to use Banks on an MPK249 running Live 9

I just got an MPK249 and am loving how it works w Ableton, but I'm a little perplexed by the 4 Banks to the left of the pads and the 3 Control Banks just beneath the transport-control buttons (play, stop, rec etc).

Can anyone give me an example of how they can be used? The Akai manual is not very helpful in this regard.

I'm using Live 9 Standard.



T^3 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    you could use those banks to save different mappings.

    For example: use bank 1 for controlling all track volumes with the faders, and use bank 2 to control panning for every track with the same faders.

    So if you select bank 1, the faders control volume, but if you select bank 2, the same faders control something else. And you can do the same for many different functions.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • T^3
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    Aha! Thank you!

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Idonthaveusername
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    Im hopping in here because I have a question about saving midi mappings for plug ins with the MPK.  I'm using Komplete. Can you save midi mappings for the Macros in massive, or any plug in? I already have my control surface set to the MPK88 to bypass the default volume/panning controls of the 249. Just that work around made me want to return it... I was really hoping I would be able to save these macro control presets to become default on the instruments to just open up and play in live setting, without having to midi map every single time. Anybody else have this issue? Should I have gone with a different controller?

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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