Using the computer keyboard to control Live


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Using the computer keyboard to control Live

MIDI controllers offer straightforward control of mixer and device parameters in Ableton Live. If you can't afford a MIDI controller yet, don't worry, because in Live the computer keyboard can also be configured to work as an effective MIDI controller. So there're two things that we can do in Ableton Live to configure the keyboard to work as a MIDI controller. First of all, we have the Computer MIDI Keyboard mode. If I enable that, the letters A through K on a keyboard, and some of the other letters, actually will trigger notes from your virtual instrument. So if I select the bass track here-- and we can see that I've got a virtual instrument there, and I'm going to flip over--actually let me bring up a clip so that we can see the keyboard here.

So if I press the letter A with the Computer MIDI Keyboard button enabled on the control bar here, we should see the letter C3 light up, and we do. So if I press A, I'm going to get C. If I press S, I'm going to get D...

Using the computer keyboard to control Live
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Using the computer keyboard to control Live provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Rick Schmunk as part of the Ableton Live 8 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Ableton Live
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