Roland TD-50 for Ableton

Ableton Live

hardware instrument and Instrument Rack for the integration of the ROLAND TD-50 into Ableton Live.

this works with audio over USB and/or the 8+2 analog channels.


  1. load the TD-50 hardware instrument into Live (i.e. by dragging onto a new MIDI track).
  2. check and - if rerquired - select the proper MIDI device and channel for your TD-50 in the external instrument
  3. save the hardware instrument by the floppy disc symbol on the hardware instrument (swap to the instrument / fx pane of the track if rerquired to see the instrument)
  4. install the famous 8_CCs Max helper object if you don't have it yet (see bottom)
  5. load the TD-50 drum rack into Live (i.e. by dragging it onto a new MIDI track)
  6. if you do not see the chain list of the rack, open the chain view
  7. go through each (of the blue) chain list element by click and check the proper audio input settings (be aware that only the blue lines have audio inputs - all other have to be leaved with "no input")
TD-50 drum rack (requires "TD-50" external instrument)
TD-50 external instrument
download the helper object
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