Help With Live MIDI Setup


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Hi everyone,

I'm new here, and am in the process of changing my live setup from a Korg Triton Extreme keyboard over to midi. I've messed around with Reason and Ableton Live, and I've encountered the same problem using both programs. I'm using an Akai MPK88.

I switch sounds pretty frequently throughout our songs, so I'm trying to be able to switch patches as smoothly as possible.

The problem I come across is that when I hold out a sound, say a string sound, holding the sustain pedal, and then switch to another sound, say a piano, the switch is fine and quick but the previous patch (the string sound) continues to ring out forever (until I close the file). Seems that the program, whether Reason or Ableton, doesn't acknowledge a pedal off signal when the sound is switched.

How can I set up so this doesn't happen? I don't want to run the risk of playing a show and suddenly having a pad or string sound ring out eternally.

I'm very new to all of this, and appreciate any answers! Thanks in advance!
 
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Somehow you need to send a midi command for "note off" on the channel that is being sustained. Maybe someone else here can offer an idea of how that might be done from your controller. Don
 

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Sounds like a software bug to me. I'd suggest filing a bug report with the software's authors and keeping your fingers crossed in hope of a timely fix.

Otherwise if you really need it now for gigging perhaps you should invest in a hardware sound module from Korg or Roland or Yamaha to tide you over until your software is thoroughly debugged.
 
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Hey guys,

Thanks a lot for the help. I feel like what I'm trying to do has to be a pretty common thing. Do you guys know whether or not this a strange thing to be figuring out?

Happyrat, do you know if what I'm trying to do works on the hardware modules you're talking about? On my Triton Extreme I was able to do this kind of thing no problem, and so I did it a lot. I hope it's an easy, doable thing. We gig in Europe pretty frequently, and bringing a 63lb keyboard with a 36lb case is becoming less and less feasible. I thought midi would be an easier changeover than renting a keyboard when I go there.

Appreciate any more answers you guys could give. Thank you!
 
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