MIDI – check!
MIDI is cool, when it works. I have been having difficulty getting it to work with Ableton, which was quite annoying, as I need to be able to use the keyboard so I can create beats. So the steps that I took yesterday after reading the instructions and watching a couple of videos on youtube, I did all the recommended steps and NOTHING.
Went for a bit of a search on the Ableton forums, didn’t turn up anything. So I gave up. Today I turned it on and tried again and BAM! Worked first go! Don’t ask me why, it just did!
So if you are trying to use your MIDI keyboard through a MIDI to USB controller check out this video….(will find the one I used) In the meantime, follow these 4 steps!
Once you have set up Ableton to accept MIDI input, follow these steps:
1. Turn on your keyboard
2. Connect the keyboard to the MIDI/USB controller
3. Connect the MIDI/USB controller
4. Turn on your DAW
If you turn on the DAW before connecting the keyboard to the MIDI/USB controller or before connecting the controller to the laptop, Ableton will not recognise your keyboard! If only I had know that at the start! I know for next time!
Weekend is the time for creatvity!
2 replies on “getting MIDI to work with Ableton”
life saver.. scoured the internet for this tip – thank you
You’re welcome, I did too, hence why I posted it!