Help! Midi Mapping Problems with two K2's before first live performance!

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    Hi friends,
    I’m performing at Burning man next week and I bought 2 Heath and Allen K2 controllers to be able to manipulate all 8 channels of my stems separately. I’m crunching to map everything to the K2’s and I can’t get both controllers to stop doubling up on the same mappings!
    I’ll map the controls on one K2 and they’ll automatically map to the second K2 as well. Is it a matter of changing midi signal on the second controller? I’m assuming this must be done in their software? I literally just opened them and I’m wrapping my head around it now. (I finished the music I’m going to be performing yesterday so it’s been a crunch!
    In ableton midi preferences I have both K2’s with “remote” on.
    Thank you!!

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    I just figured it out with the Layer button ha!

    I can’t seem to get the bottom row of buttons to light up now (for showing which track is solo’d) any idea how I can achieve this?

    Both K2’s have “track” enabled for their input

    Thank you!!!

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    KeithJ A&H

    Hi @jake

    I’ve just asked the XONE team on your behalf –

    They’ve suggested to set the two K2’s to different MIDI channels as shown in this video –
    Note that if you’re not already doing so, you can have one K2 connected using USB and a second K2 connected to the first using X:Link.
    This will mean that both units show on the same main connection in Ableton Live, but when mapping, they will have different messages (i.e. this will prevent the ‘doubling’ issue).

    There’s more on what the K2 responds to (MIDI to LED’s) in the guide here –,-274,823
    You can also check out the template available with Control Surface Studio from –
    If you need more info, you can contact XONE support directly using 🙂

    Hope this helps, and that the set goes well!


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