Alesis Strike with Ableton Live 9

Hi, can somebody please send me a tutorial or instructions on how to connect the Alesis Strike Performance Module with Ableton Live 9?
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  • Hi Ryan,

    Thanks for posting. 

    Follow these steps below to setup your Strike module. The first half of these instructions use the DM10, but the steps will be the same with the Strike module.

    Setup & Preferences

    Ableton Live Lite Setup
    1. Connect the DM10 module to your computer using a USB Cable and turn it on.

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    2. Open Ableton Live.

    3. Choose Live > Preferences (Mac) or Options > Prefernces (Windows).

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    4. In the window that opens, select the MIDI/Sync tab. For both Input and Output choose USB DM10 MIDI Interface.

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    5. Turn Track and Remote on for MIDI Port Input.

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    6. Check and adjust your latency slider in Preferences under the Audio tab if you notice an echo or lag in the trigger response, then close the menu.

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    7. Next, build your drum kit using the Ableton Instrument library. You can drag and drop certain sounds from the Instrument Library into the main mixer window.

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    8. Each drum sound chosen is assigned to a certain MIDI note and pad in Ableton. You can find each note assignment in the Drum Rack Pad located at the bottom of your screen in Ableton. Take note of all the sounds that make up your kit and what their MIDI note is. You will use these MIDI note assignments to map out your DM10 drum kit. 

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    Hardware Setup

    1. Grab your Strike module and press Voice > F5 (FX/MIDI) > F2 (MIDI)
    2. Use the CURSOR up and down buttons to navigate to the MIDI note field. This is where you will assign each trigger on your kit to the MIDI note assignments in Ableton. Go through all the triggers on your kit until you've matched up each MIDI Note from Ableton. Use the dial to choose the MIDI note. 
    3. Once you've made the proper changes for each MIDI Note in your kit, save your settings.

     Recording Drum Tracks in Ableton
    1. In Ableton, record enable all of your tracks by holding Option(alt) and clicking on each Track Arm button 10. Make sure that on each track the MIDI From drop-down menu is set to All Ins + All Channels, the Monitor is set to Auto, and the Audio To is Master.

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    2. Set your Master track to Pre.

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    3. You are now ready to record a sequence using your DM10 kit!

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    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Thank you!!!!

    I'll give this a shot and let you know if I have any more questions.
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