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M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 MKII - Setup with Ableton Live 9 Lite

m-audio keystation mini32 main angleThe M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on the go.  This article walks through setting up the M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 for use with Ableton Live 9 Lite.

 

Contents

 

 

Setup in Ableton Live 9 Lite
  1. First, connect the M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 series controller to an available USB port on your computer using the supplied cable, and launch Ableton Live 9 Lite.
     
  2. Next, open the Ableton Live 9 Lite Preferences window. Choose your Audio Device in the Audio tab.  This will be dependent upon the audio interface that you are using.

    MAC:
    Select Live > Preferences
    or use the key command shortcut - [Command + comma]

    PC:
    Select Options > Preferences
    or use the key command shortcut - [Control + comma]

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  3. Select the MIDI / Sync tab from the left side of the window. Within the MIDI Ports section, adjust the settings as suggested below:

    Next to Input:Keystation Mini 32, toggle On the button in the Track and Remote columns as shown in the image below.
    Next to Output: Keystation Mini 32, toggle On the button in the Track and Remote columns as shown in the image below.

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  4. Close the Preferences window.
     
  5. To add an instrument or plugin to Ableton Live 9 Lite in order to generate sound, in the Categories column, choose Instruments or Plug-ins.  

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  6. In the Name column just to the right of the Categories column, locate the Instrument or Plug-in of choice.  Click-and-drag the instrument to a MIDI track in Ableton Live 9 Lite to load the instrument.

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  7. The Instrument or Plug-In of choice will load to the track in Ableton and can now be triggered with the M-Audio Keystation Mini 32.

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Additional Resources

 

Further Product Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an M-Audio product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the M-Audio technical support team is available to help!

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