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Hey William!

It depends on your MIDI Keyboard, but what you’re looking for is Zones.

On a MIDI Keyboard, you have 16 MIDI Channels!  Typically we use a “Global MIDI Channel” to play any Virtual Instrument that is highlighted in FL Studio (this gives the easiest workflow).

Most MIDI Keyboards allows you to assign a unique MIDI Channel to the Keys compared to the Drum Pads (if you want to play keys on the keys, and a drum set plugin off the drum pads).. you would set MIDI Channel 1 to the Keys, and MIDI Channel 2 to the Drum Pads (and set up each plugin to receive note info from each respective channel).

For your question of using the keys to play different instruments if playing low notes or high notes:

This is called ZONES.  Sometimes you can set this up on the MIDI Keyboard itself, or you’ll have to use your MIDI Keyboard’s software for this (like the M-Audio Oxygen Pro Preset Editor).

This can allow the first 12 notes be on MIDI Channel 1, the next 12 notes be on MIDI Channel 2, etc..

Then you’d have to open up two separate Virtual Instruments and set their MIDI Channel number to 1 and 2 respectively!  (Some Virtual Instruments allow you to use multiple MIDI Channels inside ONE virtual instrument to save CPU).

On those zones, you can also usually assign what notes those zones play, too!

Let me know if you’re still confused here!