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This is the first time I have tried to use electronic drums through Ableton Live. I use a Focusrite Scarlett interface for other instruments so I am assuming that I will need to do the same for the electronic drums (Roland TD-11). This means finding a cable with a USB type B at one end and a jack plug at the other. Do such cables exist or could I connect straight into the back of the computer? Other people must have had this challenge, any help is gratefully received.

  • Do you want to record the TD-11's audio output, or the drum hits as MIDI data for triggering a soft synth or sampler in Ableton? You can get both audio and MIDI to your computer from the TD-11's USB connector, but if you want to record audio from the Focusrite Scarlett at the same time, then you'll want to get the TD-11 as MIDI only... or bring in the TD-11's audio as audio through the Scarlett. Ableton can only input audio from one device at a time. – piiperi Reinstate Monica May 11 at 19:43

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