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Anyone using Ableton Live 7? Problems connecting alesis usb

Discussion in 'Ableton' started by multoc, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    So this is a whole new side of audio to me. I've been loaned a brand new Alesis pad from an endorsee who wants me to be his programmer, problem is I have never worked with midi on my own or anything like this in my life. Now I'm already failing at making this pad work with Ableton. The pad is plugged in and was installed successfully. I go to MIDI sync and the device doesn't show up, it doesn't register in the MIDI display or anything!

    This is the new ControlPad USB/MIDI Percussion Controller, it'll be used to send quotes/loops/etc...I'll be back when I can't figure out how to make mute groups! Thanks in advance!
    Your's frustratedly
  2. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Best advice I could offer would be to get familiar with the manual. This being a usb device it would not require an install routine or specific drivers. It plugs in and works. Check your "device setup" see if it has anything like usb audio device emulated, or something to that effect.


  3. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    Okay here's the problem. How could i find this device setup for the device emulated. All i see in the Device manager is USB audio device. This title however does not show up in any of the software I own. So i think the problem is somewhere in the plug and play install
  4. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    According to the reference, that is it :)
  5. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    Ya i know, but thats the device manager for Windows, not in any other software, it doesn't show up under the MIDI device list
  6. I'm just getting into live myself (I have lite 6) so i'm unfamilar with your problem.

    Have you tried looking through the live lessons for setting up midi control surfaces? There is a step by step guide within this live pack

    This should have been included in the software but if you don't have it you can download the live pack for free from the ableton site.

    If you could upload some screen shots I might be able to assist you further.

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