#1
Can I setup a MIDI controller so that each pad on the controller has their own separate track in a DAW?
#2
Each pad?
You mean, like drum pads?
You most likely can anyway.
Just to be sure, what softwere do you want to control and what controller would you be using?
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#3
Ableton and any of Korg controllers. I haven't bought a controller yet based on the fact that I don't know if each pad on a controller has the ability to have their own track in a DAW
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#4
Not sure with live.

In my experience, midi is a protocol you can tweak in every way possible, so I don't think it's gonna be a problem.

What would be the use of assigning pads to different tracks anyway, if I may ask?
Because maybe there's some better solution to do what you mean to.
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#5
I'd like to set the pads to different drum sounds so I can tweak each drum part individually
#6
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I'd like to set the pads to different drum sounds so I can tweak each drum part individually

Yeah, you can do that in live. Either by putting one sample on each track, or using a Drum Rack (not included in Live Intro though). I do this with an Akai MPD18 and a custom drum rack in Ableton. Very very simple stuff once you get the hang of it.

In Live, there's a button in the top right that highlights everything on the screen that can be midi mapped, and you can then click a mappable location, then touch a button on your controller, and the two will be connected (and easily disconnected via a list of mapped buttons). Groovy stuff.
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#7
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Yeah, you can do that in live. Either by putting one sample on each track, or using a Drum Rack (not included in Live Intro though). I do this with an Akai MPD18 and a custom drum rack in Ableton. Very very simple stuff once you get the hang of it.

In Live, there's a button in the top right that highlights everything on the screen that can be midi mapped, and you can then click a mappable location, then touch a button on your controller, and the two will be connected (and easily disconnected via a list of mapped buttons). Groovy stuff.


Thank you for the tip!