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Post by Birth_Chord » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:09 pm

Having used Splice for a bit now I take back my comments about Splice being built in to the MPC Live, since you can download the samples as many times as you want, and also access the OT's samples from USB directly on the MPC Live..

Really considering an MPC for drum focused stuff now alongside the OT, but I also like the Synthstrom Deluge and people rave about its capabilities.

Would the MPC Live + Octatrack be overkill?

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Post by wavejockey » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:14 am

great news for pad remap & save sample (but do make sure you retain the location where it saved last time pls - it is not the case right now)

could we also have (at some point) copy song?

i want to make diff. sketches/takes on 1 song, so copy the original song to song2/3/4 could be most interesting

i don't understand why this is not present, was in all previous MPCs

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Post by stylesforfree » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:16 am

Can the MPC X be used to play chords on a rack with multiple voices?

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Post by wavejockey » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:08 am

stylesforfree wrote:Can the MPC X be used to play chords on a rack with multiple voices?
what kind of rack?

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Post by stylesforfree » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:03 pm

tiger001 wrote:
stylesforfree wrote:Can the MPC X be used to play chords on a rack with multiple voices?
what kind of rack?
Sorry, a eurorack.

I have a few oscillators, envelopes and filters and I was wondering id and how I could go about using the MPC X cv outs to play chords using my eurorack.

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Post by wavejockey » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:09 am

this is entirely possible
but, you have to interface the 8 CV/Gates on the X as 4 different tracks
(or any combination of that - if, let's say you send 1 gate to a multiple you could play 7 notes @ the same time, albeit on 7 different tracks)

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Post by stylesforfree » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:21 pm

tiger001 wrote:this is entirely possible
but, you have to interface the 8 CV/Gates on the X as 4 different tracks
(or any combination of that - if, let's say you send 1 gate to a multiple you could play 7 notes @ the same time, albeit on 7 different tracks)
Ok, thank you, I have hooked the mpc x up to my eurorack a few times to send gates and triggers but not really to sequence the oscillators (yet).

I betetr get reading up on how to achieve this,

Nice one tiger!

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Autosample

Post by JC14 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:05 am

I tried to get a definitive answer but no luck so far, so perhaps somebody over here can help...

Does the new Autosample function in the MPC software also work with CV/gate?
So; can I autosample my modular..?

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Re: Autosample

Post by thomachine » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:05 am

JC14 wrote:I tried to get a definitive answer but no luck so far, so perhaps somebody over here can help...

Does the new Autosample function in the MPC software also work with CV/gate?
So; can I autosample my modular..?

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It does on my Force, so i'm pretty shure it works on the Mpc X as well.

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Post by hawkfuzz » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:51 pm

I used a uMidi with the MPC Live to do this, but I imagine it will since it's just recording whatever it's playing, so if it's able to play it, it will record it.
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Post by wavejockey » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:20 am

no you can't sample CV / gates into the MPC X/live
those audio ins/outs are not DC coupled

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Post by hawkfuzz » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:56 pm

tiger001 wrote:no you can't sample CV / gates into the MPC X/live
those audio ins/outs are not DC coupled
Oh I thought they meant sample the audio not the CV.
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Post by Illwiggle » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:07 am

I sampled a trig signal into my 2000xl, assigned it to the 8 outs & it worked. I did have to trim the trig’s start point/rising edge a bit though, but no biggie. Still it hiccups a bit.... eyeballin a Mutant Brain at this point

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Post by wavejockey » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:25 am

a trig is a trig, which can be any short signal (808 conga or tom e.g.)
or a single cycle square wave could also do the trick
to sample CV is a different thing

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Post by JC14 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:10 am

I just wanted to know if the autosample function that was added to the latest MPC update is also usable for its CV / gate outputs.
So when I hook up my modular, I can just sample it quickly using the Autosample function. Same as how it would work when hooking it up to MIDI gear.
I don't want to actually sample the CV or anything.

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Post by hawkfuzz » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:24 pm

Then yes you can
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Post by JC14 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:39 am

Cool! Thanks.

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Post by Divinital » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:23 pm

Anyone had the MPC X for a while? Looking to get a used one and make it the center of my DAWless setup... for sequencing my couple of synths as well as my soon-to-be modular adventures and sampling them in the near future.

How has it held up build quality and enjoyability wise?

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Re: New Stand-Alone MPC

Post by sduck » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:57 pm

Alright, how come no-one ever told me about the MPC live, and that i should get one? Because I did, and it's amazing. Super intuitive for me, it just makes sense - I was able to start throwing together drum tracks really quickly. But... why the fuck did they forget to add time signature choices to the sequences? There's some weird workarounds to doing mixed meter stuff, but it would be easy to implement properly.
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Re: New Stand-Alone MPC

Post by Ockeghem » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:10 pm

I'm curious about the workarounds.
Could it handle “Padre e padrone” from Sanremo 1995?
This song starts with alternating 5/8 and 6/8 bars for the verse (or you could do straight 11/8 I suppose.)
Then it goes to a syncopated common time for the chorus.
Then back to alternating 5/8 and 6/8 for the next verse, and 4/4 chorus.
Just when the listener begins to discern these patterns, it modulates up a step for the final verse. :hihi:
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Re: New Stand-Alone MPC

Post by Monotremata » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:35 am

sduck wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:57 pm
Alright, how come no-one ever told me about the MPC live, and that i should get one? Because I did, and it's amazing. Super intuitive for me, it just makes sense - I was able to start throwing together drum tracks really quickly. But... why the fuck did they forget to add time signature choices to the sequences? There's some weird workarounds to doing mixed meter stuff, but it would be easy to implement properly.
Believe it or not the actual product manager said the reason it doesn't do multi-timbral midi input is because they "didn't think people would want it" over at Gearslutz. So thats the kinda reasoning behind the time signatures too Im sure hah. I still love the thing. Bought a Studio at the beginning of the year, finally got a Live at the beginning of the month. Its probably my favorite 'instrument' ever. Really wanted the X for the CV/Gates but at twice the price and twice the size eh.

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Re: New Stand-Alone MPC

Post by hamildad » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:31 am

Fighting the urge to get a 2020 present to myself and get an MPC Live, I go through something around every decade where I REALLY want a MPC.

Eventually the fever passes, and I get back to my senses but the new Live interaction got me Shook.


I would be interested in any use cases where its for more synth based melodic music, it seems most examples/video guides are for beat based music like generic Techno/House or that boom Bap.

Does this transcend the usual 8 bar loop limitation of most grooveboxes?

whats the MIDI sequencing like?

any gotchas? or glaring omissions?
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Re: New Stand-Alone MPC

Post by thomachine » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:30 pm

You can make the loops any length you want. It’s not limited to 8bar loops. You can even make each loop any length you want. Like 14 steps. Or 2 bar and 3 steps.

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Post by miles_macquarrie » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:38 am

Divinital wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Anyone had the MPC X for a while? Looking to get a used one and make it the center of my DAWless setup... for sequencing my couple of synths as well as my soon-to-be modular adventures and sampling them in the near future.

How has it held up build quality and enjoyability wise?
I had the X and loved it. I sold it for the AKAI Force for one reason. In the MPC O.S., The audio tracks are not on the same page as Midi and Drum tracks making it fussy to mute and trigger audio at the same time. In the FORCE O.S., which is very similar to MPC, the audio tracks, midi tracks, cv track, etc. are all in one place and it's more intuitive to work with in my opinion. The X has a bigger screen, more cue links and more i/o, but with the recent price drop with the Force, it is very worth it's 999.00 price tag.

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