How to trigger different fills with an instrument rack velocity?

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kesha1
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How to trigger different fills with an instrument rack velocity?

Post by kesha1 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:01 am

I populated an Instrument rack with 10 different drum fills, they all got open in its Simpler instances, then in the chain I distributed them through the range of velocity. In the same clip I've drawn 1 note through the entire clip.
The idea is that while playing a song I press a certain key or a pad and it will trigger one of the fills in that Instrument rack, depending on velocity that key was pressed with.
I know I'm pretty close, but so far it is not exactly working, no matter how hard I hit the assigned key it chooses always the same fill. Where did I miscalculate?

pottering
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Re: How to trigger different fills with an instrument rack velocity?

Post by pottering » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:44 pm

If you assigned a MIDI key to a specific Clip/slot, you have to set Velocity % in that Clip's Launch section, otherwise it doesn't influence the Clip's "volume".

https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/launc ... 4-velocity

Otherwise what you described should work AFAIK.

kesha1
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Re: How to trigger different fills with an instrument rack velocity?

Post by kesha1 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:09 am

Yep, it works now!!))
Thank you!
Now, there's one "minor" thing left: the harder I press the key the louder the fill sound, how do I make them all sound loud?

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