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 Post subject: Ableton reads commands from MIDI controler as notes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:16 am 

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I have a Logidy UMI3 3-button MIDI controller and an M-Audio Oxygen49 keyboard plugged into Live 5 running on a iBook G4 (love Macs, can't afford new ones).

Live receives button presses on the UMI3 as notes, specifically D, E, and F. And that's okay since it's not set to track, until a try to play something on the keyboard. Anytime I play a D, E, or F, it triggers the command assigned to the UMI3 instead of playing the note.

Is there a workaround for this that doesn't involve getting new gear? And if not, what's another cheap 2 or 3 button food controller that won't do the same thing?


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 Post subject: Re: Ableton reads commands from MIDI controler as notes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:04 pm 

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Change the midi channel of either controller.

Each channel is like having a fresh unmapped set of notes :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ableton reads commands from MIDI controler as notes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:40 pm 

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Oh yeah. I feel like a dummy for not thinking of that.

Except..

How you you do that in Live? I see where to change the channel inputs for individual tracks but that doesn't solve the problem. How do I assign devices to different channels? I can't seem to find it in the manual.


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 Post subject: Re: Ableton reads commands from MIDI controler as notes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:55 pm 

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You do it on your controller instead.

Careful. It will unmap things. Or if you use a control surface script, it won't work.

So things can get messy. But learning about midi channel changing can also have many advantages (like you can use mappings from different channels, and quickly change to them without touching the computer).


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