MPC Live & MPC X


Hi everyone. I just bought a Live and have a very simple question regarding samples. (Running 2.4 OS)

Is there any way I can trim a sample the way I like it and then save it purely as a wav file to my external drive? I would love to do some sample collection and management with this device without having to nest the sample files within programs or projects. (This method is also nice for sampling wherever I go and then being able to load the sample files quickly into whatever DAW I’m using at home.)
Or at least a way to save the sample as a .snd file (or whatever it’s called now.)? I can’t find any option for simple wav or sound save in Edit Mode.



Yes and no.
You can but not from the edit screen, you assign it to a pad first, then go to the main screen, click the pencil on the bottom right (program) and Save Current Sample.



I think I was able to do this with a 2000XL, which is 20 years old :slight_smile:
So will it then be saved as a single wav file?
Thanks for the tip!


Or when you save the project, all files will be saved too, but then you would have to connect to a computer and manage the files there.
One of the MPC’s weirdest things.


I bought an mpc live this week, for making lofi hiphop in my living room and sample animal sounds with nu children
Although i love nu ar-2 and A4-2, this mpc live Amazed me completely
It feels so relaxed to nake music with it, the sound is so good and there is so much creativity in using samples and the pads are so good!


You don’t actually need to connect to a computer per se. Whenever you activate controller mode, all the connected cards/usb sticks/disks plus the internal HDD/SSD (if installed) mount up as normal drives to any USB host on the other end of the cable. You can open the files up with the force or connect it to a NAS USB port or whatever.


Is there an easy way to copy a whole pad bank from one program to another (or within programs)?
I could find a workaround; it just seems like it would be a logical option, but it’s not in the manual.


Whats a NAS USB device?