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Mapping Mixcraft Drums to Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller?

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Mapping Mixcraft Drums to Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller?

Postby Rocket545 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:59 pm

Hello,

I'm trying to figure out a way to map each individual drum VST to my Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controller.
For example, I have four tracks in total; a kick drum, snare, melodic toms and floor toms. I want each VST track to be mapped to its own button on my Akai controller.

Anyone know how to do this?

Thanks so much for all your help!!

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Re: Mapping Mixcraft Drums to Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controlle

Postby Mab098157 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:52 am

previous posting on LPD8 viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14232&hilit=akai

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Re: Mapping Mixcraft Drums to Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controlle

Postby Mark Bliss » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:27 am

Rocket545, If I understand correctly, I am pretty certain you cannot send midi controller triggered drums to multiple tracks in MC6. If so, this is likely to change soon, in a new version.
In the meantime, you can "play in" your drums with the various samples triggered by your controller, into one track, then separate the MIDI into multiple tracks for editing/mixing if you wish. Its not as difficult as it sounds, and there are likely many other ways to do this from my way. There always is. 8)
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Re: Mapping Mixcraft Drums to Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controlle

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:30 pm

Hi,

Which virtual instrument do you have selected in Mixcraft?

Have you looked at the manual for your Akai LPD8? It says that the notes the pads send are assignable in the software editor.

Most virtual instruments use the general MIDI drum map.

What are you getting right now when you use the pads?


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Re: Mapping Mixcraft Drums to Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controlle

Postby Rocket545 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:59 pm

mbliss wrote:Rocket545, If I understand correctly, I am pretty certain you cannot send midi controller triggered drums to multiple tracks in MC6. If so, this is likely to change soon, in a new version.
In the meantime, you can "play in" your drums with the various samples triggered by your controller, into one track, then separate the MIDI into multiple tracks for editing/mixing if you wish. Its not as difficult as it sounds, and there are likely many other ways to do this from my way. There always is. 8)


Okay, thanks! I'll be sure to check that out!

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

Which virtual instrument do you have selected in Mixcraft?

Have you looked at the manual for your Akai LPD8? It says that the notes the pads send are assignable in the software editor.

Most virtual instruments use the general MIDI drum map.

What are you getting right now when you use the pads?


Greg


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The buttons will just play a random snare, I believe.

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Re: Mapping Mixcraft Drums to Akai LPD8 Laptop Pad Controlle

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:40 pm

Hi,

Which virtual instrument do you have selected in Mixcraft?

Have you looked at the manual for your Akai LPD8? It says that the notes the pads send are assignable in the software editor. You should be able to send whatever MIDI note you want from the LPD8, and you can figure out which ones to send by looking at a General MIDI drum map.

For example, floor tom would be 41 or 43.

Greg


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