MPC Live & MPC X


#4956

MPC Live when not connected to a computer is limited to 8 tracks, i believe.


#4957

If you mean audio tracks then yes, it’s only eight, But you could also just sample into programs, which is then only restricted of the cpu and ram.


#4958

Sample into programs?


#4959

128 samples per program and however many programs you can shake it at.
pads are lush to play.


#4960

And this doesn’t follow the 8 track limit when not connected to a computer?


#4961

You get eight audio tracks plus effectively endless drum and keygroup programs, plugged in or not.


#4962

i think you’re talking about clips? i don’t use them. well, i haven’t found a use for them yet.
no track limit. its basically as many tracks/samples etc as you can squish in to the ram, which i’ll probably never fill either


#4963

its not unlimited. 128 drum, keygroup, clip or MIDI tracks in any combination. Which is plenty though for most cases :diddly:


#4964

dang! yeah, i always get something wrong.
128


#4965

Should be enough seeing as there is 64 spots per program.


#4966

I think for you to really understand you would have know the ecosystem of the MPC. Nick D (akai employee) posted a really informative response here: https://getsatisfaction.com/akai_professional/topics/mpc-live-d3ghdqa4k7j9u which explains the entire hierarchy of the MPC Live/MPC X.

Audio tracks are a new edition to the MPC ecosystem. They are currently the closest thing the MPC has to a daw audio track, but they’re also very limited when compared to a daw. I believe it has been mentioned by Akai that a more realized song mode/audio tracker is in the works?


#4967

Thanks for the link, super informative
:slightly_smiling_face:


#4968

Sure no problem!


#4969

Guys, the MPC Live pads do transmit midi in program mode (drum mode)?
Thanks!

Like let s say I wanna sequence the MPC drums from Ableton, so I press Rec in Ableton and start tapping the Mpc pads… but no luck… :frowning:


#4970

S’up y’all, don’t mind me, but I have one more quick question, similar to my last one:

I’m still reading through the MPC Live manual here, and now I’m wondering if it’s possible to map velocity to slices, as apposed to the pad’s 4 sample layers? I’m guessing not, but thought I’d ask anyway. I see that you can assign a slice number to each pad layer, but that would still only give you 4 layers total. I’d like to be able to use velocity to trigger incremental slices in a longer sample chain. Wishful thinking?

Cheers!


#4971

Comparing bfd with an mpc is pretty silly imo.
No where near the same application, again imo.


#4972

Agreed.


#4973

I’ll take that as a ‘no’ then (smirk)?

I guess hausland would have suggested mapping velocity to slices if it were possible; you know, when I asked about pad layers the first time (sheepish grin).

Bummer though! Oh well, c’est la vie.

For the record, I bought one yesterday anyway. I need a comprehensive sampler, with pads I can hit, for an upcoming tour, and we won’t have redundancy for software applications onstage; so it’s the MPC Live or bust really. Here’s hoping it works out…

Cheers!


#4974

Glad to see you on board John :wink:
I’m sure you’ll push some AKAI buttons too :stuck_out_tongue:
Make sure you join GS thread too…A lot of action goin on there with Dan from AKAI following up closely…


#4975

Yessir! We needed the savage on the team!