Alesis VI6 with Ableton Live

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Problem 1:

No MIDI sync talking between the pads/switches lights on the keyboard and Ableton?
Can this be fixed? otherwise this means that I doesn't allow me to recall a session or set

Problem 2:
The MIDI Out doesn't make much sense. In the manual it states "If an external device is connected to the MIDI Out, your computer can send MIDI messages via USB to the VI61, which will then send the message to the external device."

Using Ableton External Instrument and manually sending MIDI notes/messages to an external synth does not work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Posted 1 year ago

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Bill R.

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Thanks for posting.

I'm afraid that what you're referring to in the first half of your post will not be possible at the moment. However, I'll be happy to submit this to my software team as a feature request for you.

Regarding the second issue you've posted, I am experiencing the same situation on my VI61 here as well, which leads me to believe this may be a bug within the firmware. That being said, I'll make sure to pass this along to my software team for you as well.
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I agree with #1 (No LED control from external sources). Consequently, this is why I got rid of mine.

For #2 I never tested that functionality.

Other than that it was a pretty decent MIDI keyboard for the price. Lot's of buttons and knobs.