MIDI Keyboard Mapping

Hello! I'm a new Ableton user, and I'm hoping to get a hang of the basics of using it. I have one question that I've been unable to answer on my own.

When I first started using my MIDI keyboard - an M Audio Oxygen 61 - with Ableton, the piano keys would be mapped properly, but other controls, like the knobs on the right-hand side, don't map properly by default. I have figured out how to map the controls manually, but the next issue I have is saving it.

I gleaned from an old help thread on the Ableton forums (https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=125551) that Live 8 can't save mappings, but that users can work around this by making a template set, and then dragging elements from other sets into the template to retain the mappings. The explanation given in the thread doesn't make sense to me; if I make a template set, then make a second one with the different instruments I want to use, and drag those instruments into the template, the MIDI mappings aren't the same. I figured they wouldn't synchronize automatically. In this situation, what am I doing wrong, or what do I need to do differently? MIDI mapping is something that is confusing me, and I want to know how to deal with it so I can become more comfortable working with Ableton. If I can solve this problem, I can move ahead.

Thank you for your help!


benwayshouse 1 year ago | 0 comments

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