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 5 years ago | 0 comments

4 answers

  • Andjossan21
    1 answer
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    4 votes

    i have an alesis V125 & I still cannot figure out how to configure my knobs to control on ableton


    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • Happy Tony
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    2 votes

    Set up your keyboard in The Preferences

    Select it's name and then restart Ableton Live

    Next make sure ON is selected in TRACK AND REMOTE



    1.  Select the part you want to midi map and click it with right click on pc

    2.  Select Midi Map Mode

    3. Turn your dial on keyboard

    4. Turn off midi mapping mode  (blue button or right click)

    All done, all painless

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • Asota Music International
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    2 votes

    What is the best Midi Mapping for I pad pro X & connection to Ableton Live 


    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Ricardo Bendek
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    1 vote received
    1 vote

    How do i map manually?? i have your first poblem:(

    3 years ago | 0 comments

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