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With my Alesis Vortex, how do I play on Ableton instrument racks without changing the original pitch of the instruments I am using?

When using my Alesis Vortex to play on Ableton, I use instrument racks. The only major problem is that when I do this the pitch of the instruments put on the rack seems to change, example; when I’m using two different vst instruments (From the same plug-in and without changing the pitch number) the pitch of both seems to change, is there a way to stop this?
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  • Hi Jacob,

    Thanks for posting.

    If you try any of the other presets in Ableton's instrument rack (such as the mallets, for example) do you experience the same symptom?

    Let's have you try performing a MIDI Monitor test to ensure your controller is sending MIDI data properly:

    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 key 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 and the cause of the symptoms is somewhere else.

    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 key 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 and the cause of the symptoms is somewhere else.

    Finally, I would also suggest trying another USB cable with your controller.

    I hope this helps!
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