I’m trying to get a good workflow for coupling the MS with the MPC LIVE.
I’ve so far tried recording audio clips as 1 or 2 bar samples into the MPC and know all about chopping samples etc. But this is not what I really want to create a full song. What I really want is the Elektron sequencer capabilities in the MPC live so I’m doing everything there in the box. I did toy with the pattern change function from the MPC (changing patterns in a song from the MPC to the MS) but it’s not very intuitive and is very fiddly. And you still have to program both machines!
So since MPC 2.6 software I have realised that the MPC Live has the ability now to send CC data on a per step basis and looking at the MS midi implementation chart I can see that all of my dreams are realised. I can control a host of MS parameters on a per step basis from the MPC.
Tonight I have, after some messing managed to send pitch data on a per step basis to the MS. So I’m running a simple 1 bar drum pattern on the MPC sending per step pitch changes (CC16) to the MS. Pretty exciting stuff (I’m easily pleased).
However I cant seem to send any meaningful chance data (CC14) to the MS, it has zero effect.
By my rationale I wouldn’t expect the MS to respond to the logical probability functions (1/2. 2/2. 1/3. 2/3. 3/3) data etc as I would imagine they are tied to the MS internal sequencer and remember I’m not actually using the MS sequencer here, everything is happening in the MPC sequencer. But I would perhaps expect the MS to respond to the % chance values ( 0% to 100%) but I’m getting no response from the MS. If the chance function is on MIDI CC 14 then surely it must work in some way?
Any ideas or observations please?