How to trigger the sounds of my Performance Pad with my VI49

Hello, I've trying to use the performance pad as a triger but it seems its linked to the keyboard , so everytime I assign a function to the p.pad automatically is on the keyboard so I can't perform for example playing piano and having a drum set at the same time. any one could help me please?
1 person has
this question
+1
Reply
  • Hi Juan,

    I apologize, but I'm having a great amount of difficulty trying to understand your inquiry. Can you please provide me with some more information? What do you mean when you say the Performance Pad is linked to the keyboard and that when you assign a function it's automatically on the keyboard? What type of keyboard are you using with the performance Pad?
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited sad, anxious, confused, frustrated

  • I'm sorry, I meant the trigger pads of the VI49. for example, if I assign the first trigger pad, automatically the B note of the keyboard is assigned too. so, I'm having a key and a trigger pad doing the same function and I don't want this to happen.
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited sad, anxious, confused, frustrated

  • Thanks for the additional information. So you're saying that when you hit a key on your keyboard it will trigger both the pitch of the key, as well as the percussion sound assigned to the pad on your Performance Pad?

    To use the keyboard in tandem with the Performance Pad, you will need to connect a MIDI cable from the MIDI OUT on your VI49 to the MIDI IN on your Performance Pad. Both devices will also need to be set to the same MIDI channel. I will explain in a moment how to do this.

    While there is no way to "separate" both sounds on the keyboard, you can split the keyboard using the VI49 Editor. The editor can be downloaded from the Docs and Downloads section on the product page at www.alesis.com. By toggling Split Mode on, the keybed will be split into two sections at the Split Point: the lower register (Lower Keybed) and upper register (Upper Keybed). For each section you can set its MIDI channel, transposition, octave, and velocity curve.You can adjust where you want the split to occur by adjusting the Split Point. This number will indicate how many keys (starting from the lowest-register key) are in the Lower Keybed section. Any keys above this section belong to the Upper Keybed. As an example, you could have your percussive sounds you want triggered from the Performance Pad assigned to the lower half of the keybed, while using the remaining top half of the keybed to trigger your piano sounds from your DAW.

    Depending on your setup and needs, you may also use the VI49's drum pads to trigger the sounds of your Performance pad, as well:







    Hope this helps!
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited sad, anxious, confused, frustrated

  • I'm sorry, I think there is a misunderstanding with my words, I didnt mean an external performance pad, I mean the drum pads that come with the VI49. I hope this image can explain my point, everytime i assign the drum pad its also assigned on the C of the keyboard,
    how could make this not happen?
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited sad, anxious, confused, frustrated

  • Alright, let's have you get in touch with your nearest Support Office for further assistance. You can find their contact information on that page. You may also reach out to support by logging on to www.alesis.com/support and selecting Technical Support from the drop-down menu.
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited sad, anxious, confused, frustrated