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Using Different Instruments with different hardware

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asked Jul 29, 2017 in Studio One 3 by lukemasliah1 (150 points)

 this seems like a basic question, but I cannot for the life of me work it out or find a tutorial.

Using studio one v2;

I have an AKAI MPD218 drum pad and an Impact LX49 Midi Keyboard.

I would like to set up a drum track (using studio one's impact drums) and set it so that the MPD218 will always and only play that instrument track, regardless of which track I have selected in the DAW.

the LX49 keyboard would respectively play a seperate track with a piano vst, for example, without interfering with one another.

I'm asking because I have had a few jam sessions and it would be great if everyone could be playing an instrument whilst I was adding and changing separate tracks in the DAW simultaneously.

Thanks guys,


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answered Jul 31, 2017 by Jamesrhone1 (200,340 points)
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Setting up and choosing the proper MIDI channels is how you can separate these instruments. 

In Options/Preferences(OS X) > External Devices.  Set up each New Keyboard to use a particular MIDI channel, not all channels. 

Then, make sure each device is set to transmit on the same MIDI channel. 

When you create a new song, add your instruments and assign each track to the respective device. 

We also encourage you to create a thread about this on the Presonus user forum. This will allow for back and forth discussions about an issue or question and more points of view as to possible different approaches or workflows.