Issues mapping drum pads and keys to seperate midi channels.

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ProfoundTactics
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Issues mapping drum pads and keys to seperate midi channels.

Post by ProfoundTactics » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:08 am

Hi guys, I've been having a few issues with a new Alesis VI25 keyboard I've just purchased.

I'm trying to set it up so I can trigger vocal samples on the drum pads, but at the same time have a Rhodes VST assigned to the keys. I want to do this without them playing the samples together at the same time. I can set up and receive midi through Channel 1, but as soon as I try and select Channel 2 for the drum rack, there is no signal coming through. The only option I seem to have is both on Channel 1, which obviously enables both keys & pads to play at the same time, which isn't what I want.

I thought I'd test on my Akai MPK49 and it lets me use ch1 & ch2 just fine. The pads and keys play seperate to each other. Does this indicate that maybe the Alesis doesn't support this? Or am I just missing something blindingly obvious?

Thanks in advance.

sana48
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Re: Issues mapping drum pads and keys to seperate midi channels.

Post by sana48 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:31 pm

Have you checked the global settings for the keyboard, maybe it has an option to assign different midi channels to the pads and keys?

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