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Soundpad doesn't support MIDI controllers.
MIDI devices have their own interfaces compared to HID devices like mouses or keyboards and need special handling. Even if we implement the MIDI interface, there is another issue. These devices are designed for short latencies, fast input and sound compositions. Soundpad, however, can only play one single sound on the microphone and not several at the same time.
Because of that there will be no MIDI support in the future.
Alternatives: There are programs that convert MIDI input to keyboard input, e.g. Bome MIDI Translator or GlovePie.
Some MIDI controllers have their own software, which allows to execute a file when pressing a key. With such a software you can configure to play the first sound from your list by executing "Soundpad.exe -rc DoPlaySound(1)".