I have no experience with midi but i have two devices (alesis v49 and akai pro mpk25) in total 74 key so is it possible to combine these to two midi work as one device to cover most of piano key ?

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It depends on your software and there might be some tricky configuration, but the short answer is yes. For example, you can definitely do this in Apple Mainstage and Ableton Live.

  • Including using two smaller keyboards as one larger keyboard to play the same instrument? Commented Sep 5, 2019 at 20:38
  • @YourUncleBob Yes, that’s what I understand the question is about and that’s what my answer is about. Commented Sep 5, 2019 at 21:12
  • yes that was my question , to play same instrument but different octave or part of it
    – Azotx
    Commented Sep 5, 2019 at 22:23

There are possibly at least a couple ways to do this,

  1. Transpose the Akai Pro MPK25 up using the octave key so that it will play the registers that the (untransposed) Alesis is currently playing
  2. Transpose the Akai Pro in your software DAW, again by whatever amount of octaves it takes to allow the Akai Pro to play the registers that the Alesis isn't

For instance Alesis will play from C1 to C5 and Akai C# upwards

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