Using mac keyboard to control midi

When I turn on the Computer Midi keyboard Im not able to play Drum tracks or VST Plugins. However Im able to use it with ableton synths and keys. I can still draw in midi with my Drum tracks and plugins but I cant play them with my computer key board. Is this how it is for all Ableton users or is there a setting I can turn on to use the keyboard with plugins and drumtracks? 




WestonK 1 year ago | 0 comments

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    Make sure you turn on the "keyboard" icon next to the pencil tool first, then arm the track containing the drumrack and start hitting keys. If you don't trigger the right slots, change the octaves with the x and z keys to go up or down an octave.

    Within the drumrack you can also change which slot responds to which key.

    Hope this helps!


    1 year ago | 0 comments

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