Please help me to get my Trigger Finger Pro to work with Ableton Live 9

I used to use my old Trigger Finger with Live 6 and they worked just fine for playing, pausing and controlling faders just fine (Windows XP).

Now I've upgraded to Live 9 and purchased Trigger Finger Pro to use on my Windows 7 (64bit) system - however I cannot get the new trigger finger pro to communicate with Ableton at all. I've followed the YouTube videos from M-Audio.

I tried installing Arsenal as well, however I'm sure I must be doing something wrong because it doesn't communicate at all. under I/O settings I have no available inputs and under outputs I only have windows default or primary sound.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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  • Hi Sean,

    Thanks for posting!

    We actually have a setup guide designed specifically for the TFP and Ableton. You can check it out below:

    Trigger Finger Pro - Ableton Setup

    This should walk you through the entire process, but if you have any questions or it doesn't work as described please let me know. Keep in mind, you are not assigning the TFP as an audio input/output only midi. The Trigger Finger Pro is a midi controller and will not process any audio, so please use your built in soundcard or audio interface if you have one.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Hi Corey,

    Thanks for the response. I have indeed tried all the abovementioned methods (YouTube video and the user guide) to get the Trigger Finger Pro to communicate with Ableton with no luck.
    Can you tell me, do I have to have Arsenal installed to get the Trigger Finger Pro to work in Ableton? Because even after I installed Arsenal, I cannot find it as a VST plugin in Ableton - my Ableton is a fresh install an right now if I click on plugins - there are none listed.

    In Ableton, if I choose Mackie as my source - I am only given the options in input [, Microsoft GSWaveSynth, Trigger Finger Pro, Trigger Finger Pro (Port 2), Trigger Finger Pro (Port 3)] I don't see an option for choosing Mackie in the Input or Output fields. Am I doing something wrong?
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    Ok, make sure you have installed the updated driver for the TFP. You need this driver update to get TFP to work in Ableton Properly.

    http://www.m-audio.com/support/downlo...

    And make sure you turn on the TFP before you launch your DAW.
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  • Thanks so much for the Driver. My Trigger Finger Pro is now working fine in Arsenal and it recognises certain inputs in Ableton Live 9 now as well. I was using the standard driver which Windows had found, and that was my problem.

    On another note, can either of you assist me in mapping buttons in Ableton Live 9?

    For some reason I cannot get Ableton Live 9 to register any of the buttons I press on my Trigger Finger Pro pads.
    It recognises the fader, knobs, and mute buttons after I toggled all to Mackie. However in the Pads option, all I get is Arsenal or Midi toggles.

    If I click on the midi mapping button in Live 9, and then select the button and then push the Pad number I want on the Trigger Finger Pro, it doesn't register in Ableton Live 9. How can I do this?

    Sorry for asking this in this same thread, I should have created a new one.
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  • Hey guys,
    Sorry I figured it out. I had to select REMOTE in the input midi settings in Ableton Live 9.

    Thanks once again for all the help.
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