I'm using an Akai APC mini (without the control surface) to perform some functions on Ableton. Mostly starting and stopping tracks or Looper on different channels.

I also own a Behringer FCB1010 which I would like to use to control some of the loopers so that I can start, stop, record while hands free.

The issue I'm having is finding the right value to put on the FCB1010. I thought I could see what value the APC mini is sending and then set my FCB1010 to output the same signal, but I'm struggling.

Here's some Midi signal conversions: https://www.inspiredacoustics.com/en/MIDI_note_numbers_and_center_frequencies

Ableton is showing me this, and I don't understand what the actual note/number it is that is mapped:

My looper Ableton mappings

Is there a better view to see midi mappings? Somewhere where I can press a note and Ableton will show me all the information it is receiving.. so I can match notes on different controllers?

Thanks in advance.

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Ok, I got it. My solution was to download an app called Midi Monitor for my Mac. Now I can make sure the signals are matching in both places.

  • As a side note can I ask what you're using to program your FCB1010? Are you doing it manually or using an app to do a sysex dump or something? I have one sitting in a closet mostly because it takes up too much floor space. I occasionally think about pulling it out to control Live but then I remember it being such a pain to program manually via the pedals.
    – user66401
    Apr 30, 2020 at 19:20
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    Hey, I'm programming by bashing the buttons in the correct order. I downloaded some tools which didn't really work for me and I only needed one lot of configuration (so 10 buttons). May 13, 2020 at 19:47
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    Next time you stop in, please accept the answer for this, to make clear the solution was found.
    – Aaron
    May 26, 2021 at 0:06

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