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Code 25 Mapping issue in Ableton 9 Live

Hello all,

I recently bought a CODE 25. Some questions that I can't solve atm on my own are:

In Ableton 9 live suite I can connect the CODE using the Mackie protocol. Altough only a few of the keys are availble to me. All the of the padkeys are working fine, but when I hit the keys of the code they start acting like normal keyboard keys and start changing stuff in ableton.

Also I'm not able to use the enconder section of the code 25. When I turn the knobs nothing in the soundeditor section happens.

Will there be a unique mapping for the CODE Series in Ableton? Or is there a community mapper availble to use?

Further more:

I use the CODE atm directly connected to my PC with an USB cable and using the ASIO drivers to provide minimal latency (I get 4 ms atm so actually nothing)

I'm thinking about getting a audio interface to connect the CODE 25 to and then again to my pc. Is this a better setup for the beginning recorder?

And my last question is:

Is any powersupply good enough as long it gives the 9 v output?
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  • Hi Kenny,

    Thanks for posting!

    1. This question is a little confusing. You hit the keyboard keys and it starts changing parameters in Ableton? Or are you referring to the buttons below the faders? The buttons have an HID mode, meaning that they'll send standard computer keyboard messages like SHIFT and CMD. Just hit the Button Mode button until it's green so the buttons are in Mackie Mode. On that note, please make sure that you have gone through our entire setup guide:

    Code Series - Setup in Ableton

    Please make sure to follow the process for putting the code keyboard in Mackie Mode.

    2. Your Code keyboard will work best when plugged in directly to your computer with a USB cable. An audio interface could improve your audio output and provide a better listening experience, but it should not affect the Code at all.

    3. The specs for the power supply are in the back of the manual:

    - 9VDC, 1A, center-positive

    Please make sure to follow these specs as closely as possible if you plan on getting a power supply. I also recommend to download and check out the User Manual if you have not already:

    Code Series - User Manual

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.
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  • Hello again,

    Thank you for the reply.

    I managed to fix the button problems. App my usb cable and/or port on my computer was broken or not powerfull enough so I found a AC Adapter with the rigt volt and amps so that problem is out of the way.
    I'm no able to fully control all of my keys in Ableton, seperate the pads from the keys on my Code 25 etc... Works lik a charm.

    The only thing that is still struggling are the knobs for effect handling in Ableton. The X - Y PAD works fine, but the turning knobs don't give any sign of life. They are set on green to go in transmode and work with ableton, but when a instrument is loaded they don't work.

    Am I missing something?

    The link you provided seems to be broken?
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  • Here is the link again:

    Code Series - User Manual

    When the mode button is green, this indicates that the encoders are in Mackie mode. This will map the encoders out to knobs on your tracks, like pan or send knobs. They will not map out to your instrument plugins.

    If you want to map them to instruments you can put the knobs in MIDI mode (red) and use a "MIDI Learn" feature in Ableton or in your plugin to map the knobs to software assignments.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.
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  • Hello Corey

    I have a similar problem but the very first issue is that I can't find the port 3 as you can see from the pic:
    can you tell me how can I proceed with my setup?

    Can you help a poor newbie?

    Thanks
    Paolo
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  • Corey S (Official Rep) March 16, 2016 20:39
    Hi,

    Thanks for posting!

    Port 3 is the Mackie/HUI port, so just select the "Code 25 (Mackie/HUI)" port. These appear differently on Mac and Windows, but as long as you remember that port 3 is Mackie/HUI, you should be ok. Mackie/HUI is a particular mapping protocol that allows the keyboard and software to "speak the same language" in a way.

    Make sure to check out our setup guide here:

    Code Series - Setup in Ableton

    Let me know if you have any questions!
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    Thank you for your quick reply and for your time

    I set up the midi in & out following your instructions and now the code 25 seems to work perfectly!
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    • Dear Corey
      I will bore you with an extra little issue about Button Mode Green (Mackie/HUI):

      I can't affect the tracks by pushing shift+B1 (or B2 etc.); the colors and the functions change in the Code 25 but the Live tracks are not affected: it's clear that I should bind the button to a track but I don't know how to do it.
      Can you help me again? It could be useful to use the Green instead of a single bind for each function.

      Sincerly
      Paolo
    • Corey S (Official Rep) March 25, 2016 19:42
      Hi,

      In Mackie Mode, the buttons should already be assigned to the specific tracks in the same order. It sounds like you may just be on a different control bank. Make sure to hit the Bank buttons to change banks. You probably want to start with bank A1.

      I hope this helps!
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  • None of this helps, i am using ableton live lite 10 and windows 7sp1 x64. Please help
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