I’m having trouble accessing the pads on my Akai Advance 61. MIDI-wise, the pads are essentially an extension of the keyboard, i.e., they send “midi notes” and the first pad is C7.
So I created a simple rack with a MIDI plugin and Omnisphere. I mapped the MIDI plugin to the Akai and used “Learn” to assign the pads. So far so good. If I press the pads, the keys press on the keyboard in the plugin properties. But, no sound comes out of my instrument.
Using the same setup, if I use “Learn” to pick a range of keys on the normal keyboard, the instrument makes sound.