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RE: Abelton Live question
Here's what I think is the source of the original problem.
In Ableton Live, selecting a track does not, by itself, change what
happens to the audio or MIDI routing. It simply chooses the track that
you're going to be working on at the moment.
Independently of what track is selected, your MIDI instrument(s) are
routed to one or more tracks for potential recording purposes. The way to
tell which track will receive MIDI input is to look at the small red
"record" indicator in the channel strip, adjacent to the bottom of the
strip's volume fader.
When you drag an instrument to a track, Live automatically arms that track
So I think that this is what happened:
1) You drag an instrument to a new MIDI track. That automatically arms
the track for recording, so when you play your MIDI keyboard, that's the
instrument that sounds.
2) You drag an instrument to a second MIDI track. That arms the second
track for recording and disarms the first track, so when you play your
MIDI keyboard, you hear the second track.
3) You select the first MIDI track. That does not change which tracks are
armed, so when you play your MIDI keyboard, you still hear the second
To solve this problem, instead of just selecting the track, click the
track's "record arm" button. This will select the track, and arm it for
recording, and disarm the other track.