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Assign pads to on/off controls

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Arkanoid
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Assign pads to on/off controls

Hi, I've recently got a Launchkey 61 MK2, and I'm having trouble getting the pads to do what I want.

 

Basically when they're in incontrol mode is fine, I love the control I have over Ableton, but when I switch them to basic mode I want them to be able to send a midi latch message, rather than the note, so that I can operate some latches within ableton and some plugins. Am I right in thinking the controls are unassignable? If so that is pretty poor to be honest, is there some sort of workaround?

Arkanoid
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Really disappointed with this, otherwise a great keyboard but not being able to assign the midi functions is just terrible.

matthewk.novation
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Hi Arkanoid,

You can absolutely assign the pads to assignable parameters in Ableton. When turning the inControl function off on the pads, they will operate by sending note messages to trigger instruments. Using the manual assignment option in Ableton will allow user to manually assign them to specific controls overwriting the pad from sending note data. The MIDI assignment capabilities can be found in the upper right hand corner by selecting "MIDI", followed by selecting the assignable parameter and pressing the desired pad you wish to assign.

Matthew Kurpakus // Novation Technical Support