Playing External Keyboard Presets in Ableton
So I've successfully connected my external keyboard to ableton. Both my computer and ableton recognize the yamaha keyboard, and I am able to record MIDI notes from my keyboard into ableton.
The problem I'm having is getting the yamaha presets themselves to play in ableton. Whenever I play back the notes in ableton, I only get piano-sounding notes, even though the preset on my yamaha might be a saw, trumpet, or bell noise.
So obviously after I've recorded notes into ableton with my keyboard there's no sound at all b/c I haven't dropped an instrument into the insturment rack, but when I click on "external instrument" and use the yamaha keyboard, it ONLY plays back with a piano-like sound, while completely ignoring any presets I've selected.
(I'm aware that I could drop analog or operator onto the MIDI notes I've created, but I really enjoy the presets that come with my external yamaha keyboard, so I'd prefer to use those rather than create my own sounds.)
Yamaha Portable Grand DGX-230 is the keyboard i use, fyi = )
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