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midi out of the samplepad

using a samplepad, i want to control the sound from my drum machine (volca beats and electribe smk2). can't get any sound from my modules.
what should i do on my module to correspond to the note midi going out of the samplepad ?
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  • Hi Adrien,

    Thanks for posting. Make sure the MIDI note for the pad you're triggering on your SamplePad corresponds to the correct MIDI note being sent from your other modules.

    To do this:

    • Move the cursor to the MIDI note area by pressing the [SELECT +] or [SELECT -] button.
    • Then press the [VALUE +] or [VALUE -] button to adjust the MIDI note number [00-127].
    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.
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  • Hi Bill, is there a list of the associated notes that correlate to the numbers 00-127?

    Hope to hear from you soon,
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  • Hi Bill, in the settings of each pad, the bottom center item is "midi" you can adjust this setting for o-127 and apparently each number corrosponds to a midi note that is sent to your daw or VST. I was hoping that alesis had a list of the corresponding notes.... for example if midi setting 1 produced a C1, setting 2 produced a D1.... etc... in the daw or eternal device. In my case I have midi out set to channel 10 which is drums and percussion. It appears that it is indeed triggering the Ezdrummer VST in my Studio One 3 pro daw.

    Was hoping that Alesis had a master list (or conversion) of the 0-127 midi numbers to the notes that they represent. Thanks
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  • Thanks for clarifying. Unfortunately, I don't have anything like that, but you would be able to find this info by going through these steps below:

    Windows 

    • Download the free program MIDI-OX 
    • Run the MIDI OX application. 
    • Select the Options menu and select MIDI Devices. Make sure to select MIDI inputs and MIDI Outputs for the MIDI controller and click OK
    • Strike a pad and release. 
    • You will see both a Note On and Note Off message. If you see both, this tells you that the controller is sending the MIDI message correctly. 

    Mac 

    • Download the free program MIDI Monitor 
    • Click on the Sources tab to view MIDI devices. Confirm that your USB/MIDI device is listed. 
    • Strike a pad and release.  Strike a button, pad and release. Move a slider up and down. 
    • You will see both a Note On and Note Off message. If you see both, this tells you that the controller is sending the MIDI message correctly.
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