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Im having some trouble with Ableton and my Code 49

So I recently bought the code 49 and install ed the Ableton Live software that came along with it . Ableton is recognizing the controller but when I press any keys to make sound it'll press record or exit out of a program. it will do every other function except play a notenone of the buttons are doing what they are programmed to do can someone please help me
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  • Corey S (Official Rep) May 06, 2016 19:30
    Hi George,

    Thanks for posting!

    Please make sure that you are following our setup guide very closely:

    Code Series - Setup in Ableton Live

    This sounds like you may have assigned the ports for your Mackie Control Surface to the first Code port instead of Port 3 or Mackie/HUI. Check the Software Setup portion of that article for the walk through.

    Let me know how this goes!
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  • This helped for the most part. Now when it comes to the drum pads and keys. Piano sounds are coming out of the drum pads. I'm not sure if that is suppose to happen.. Also when i add a drum pack or sample to the rack, only 4 out of the 16 drum pads on my controller are producing sound. There is some progress here though. Thanks for your speedy response
    • Corey S (Official Rep) May 19, 2016 16:34
      Hi George,

      This is just a matter of setting up the keyboard how you see fit and learning/working with the software. If you haven't already please download and refer to the User Manual for more information on editing the Code parameters:

      Code Series - User Guide

      To separate the pads and keys from playing the same instrument, you'll want to assign them to use different MIDI Channels. For example, leave each pad on channel 1 and send the keys on channel 2. You can then use each instrument track to choose a specific channel it will listen to (Channel 1 for your drum rack, channel 2 for your piano).

      Each pad will also need to be lined up with the the drum pads in your software. In other words, the MIDI note sent by the Code pad will need to match the note of a pad in the software in order to trigger that pads sample. By default, the Code pads should trigger the Ableton Drum Rack just fine. If not, make sure to try different presets on the Code. Keep in mind, that the Ableton pad will need a sample on it for it to make any sound.

      I hope this helps!
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