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New pro member with a question about tutorial. 2 years 3 weeks ago #24786

  • fojomo
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I'm just starting out with Live 9 Standard and joined as a Pro member recently to take advantage of all the tutorials. I just started on "An Introduction to Digital Audio Production." Also, I just bought the AKAI Advance49 keyboard and would like to use it with the above tutorial. At (video time 6:37), the tutorial talks about dragging midi effects, audio effects . etc. down below where as Tom says "where the machines are kept." He than drags and drops "analog" into place. He goes on from there about the "A" note etc. Anyway, I'd like to go through this tutorial using my Advance 49 and the VIP plugin .. (or whatever I need to drag and drop to use my Advance49 keyboard instead of my laptop keyboard). I load VIP and try to drag it into place and nothing happens. I'm sure there is something I'm not privy to (I guess you can't drag and drop a plugin?). Do I have to do some kind of "mapping"? If so, is there a tutorial on that anyone can recommend? Or, do you recommend I use something other than the VIP plugin to get my keyboard to work with the tutorial? Thanks!
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New pro member with a question about tutorial. 2 years 3 weeks ago #24788

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Hey did you 'Arm' your track before playing on your midi keyboard?
It's a common thing to forget when first using Ableton as you don't notice them. You can arm multiple tracks too to play many synths together also.

Here is a picture of the 'arm track' button in session view....the same button is in arrangement view also (horizontal view) but at the end of each track. when loading a synth or vst onto your track press that red button to arm it, your midi keyboard will then play what ever is on that track.

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