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Keys working, pads not working?

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Keys working, pads not working?

So I feel like this must be an easy fix but I've spent an hour googling and searching forums to no avail. I just received my Launchkey 61 and I have a drum rack open, the keys will play the different drums but the actual drum pads will do nothing. And yes I have incontrol off, any solutions??

Last seen: 2 years 11 months ago
Joined: 03/26/2013 - 13:22

The drum pads send on midi channel 10, so make sure that the input of the track with the drum rack is set to receive on all channels, or channel 10 - whatever works for you.

If it's still not working then remember that the pads have fixed notes.. .it may be that your drum rack is set to play from unusual notes/octaves?  try one of the standard built-in drum racks to test if that works.