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Mapping MPD226 for Clip Launching - but I'm also using a full 88-key keyboard

So I want to be able to launch clips from the MPD226, however since I'm using a full piano, that means if I map the pads to any notes within that range, the keyboard would also launch those clips. I can get around this by mapping the notes to outside the range of the piano but there aren't enough notes to cover all the pad banks.

Is there a way to have ableton audio tracks only accept midi inputs from one controller? Or is there a mapping for the MPD226 specifically for launching clips?

Thanks for your help!
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  • Hey Dave,

    Thanks for posting!

    Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with that. The MPD226 already has a preset dedicated to Ableton. If you want to configure the MPD pads to launch Clips or Scenes you'll need to overwrite the preset with Ableton's MIDI Map feature. Click the MIDI tab at the top right and you will see all assignable functions highlighted in purple. Click the Scene or Clip that you wish to assign and press the corresponding pad.

    If you map your clips this way, the keyboard should have no effect on what is being launched. If you are using a different configuration and triggering MIDI instruments, then select to receive MIDI from only the MPD or the keyboard. In the I/O section of each MIDI Track there is a MIDI From menu. Drop-down the menu and select with controller you want to receive data from.

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.
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