Separate drum pad instrument to keyboard instrument on midi keyboard in Cubase elements 7

Hi All,

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

My issue is that I cannot find how to separate the drum pads from the keys on my Akai MPK Mini Keyboard in Cubase elements 7. (I.e. The drum pads play a drum kit sounds and the keyboard plays piano sounds).

I have set up the keyboard so that it is working in Cubase, however the pads and the keys on my midi keyboard play the same instrument ( whichever instrument I am clicked on ).

I am relatively new to Cubase and midi keyboards, so any help you can give me would be great thank you.

Thank you,


Hi and welcome,

The Pads are also sending use common MIDI Notes. Most probably Akai sends it on the same Channel as the MIDI Notes from the keyboard.

There is an option to filter some data to a track, t’s called Input Filter. But this option is not available in Cubase Elements. Sorry.


Thank you very much for your reply, I really appreciate your time.

No problem. I’ll have to save up a bit for the pro version then I think!