I just bought an AKAI lpd8, after i saw jack garratt using it. I was wondering how can i map it with ableton so i can press one of the pad, record a piano melody with my midi keyboard (yamaha), press the pad again and it automatically loops the melody i just played (like a looper/loopstation). I know it's possible because he uses it in this way with an m-audio keyboard (ableton piano library).
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It sounds like he is using the LPD8 as a clip launcher - this is very simple to program within Ableton. Just add your MIDI clips to Clip Slots and use Ableton's MIDI learning function to map the pads to the clips. When you strike the pad that a certain clip is assigned to, it will play.
I hope this helps you!
Nope, it's not what i was looking for. Jack garratt records a 4 bar piano melody, and loop it in real time. I does not uses premade audio/midi loops. He press one of the akai lpd8 pads, then records with his midi keyboard connected to ableton with a piano sound, then press the same akai pad again and it loops automatically. If he hits the same pad again, the loops stops.
EMPLOYEE0The concept of clip launching is the same. The difference is that you are launching MIDI clips rather than audio clips. These portions of the Ableton reference manual will get you started:
Ableton - Clip View
Ableton - Editing MIDI Notes and Velocities
Ableton - Launching Clips
Ableton - Recording New Clips