How to record midi in ableton?

To record midi in Ableton Live, you must first have a midi track that is armed. To arm a midi track, in session view click the arm button, which is located below the track’s solo button. To arm a midi track in arrangement view, click the arm button which is located to the right of the track’s solo button. You’ll also need to make sure that track input for the midi device is your playing on is enabled in Live’s midi preferences.  (Live, Preferences or on PC, Options, Preferences, then click track on the midi input for the desired midi device). You can also play notes from your computer keyboard by clicking the piano keyboard button which is in the upper right corner of the screen, to the right of the Key button.

Once the track is armed and your midi device input is enabled, you should be ready to record played notes. In session view click any of the circle record buttons on the available clip slots on the track, then play notes. Click the square stop clip button on that track to stop recording. In arrangement view, click the global record button at the top center of the screen (providing that the desired track is armed. Click the global square stop button at the  top center of the screen to stop recording.

To record the midi output of one track to the midi input of a new midi track, simply set the midi input of the new track to the name of the existing midi track, then arm the new midi track. Again, if you’re in session keyboard by clicking the piano keyboard button which is in the upper right corner of the screen, to the right of the Key button.

Once the track is armed and your midi device input is enabled, you should be ready to record played notes. In session view click any of the circle record buttons on the available clip slots on the track after the existing track is playing. In arrangement view, click the global record button at the top center of the screen.

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