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(FORCE) How to transfer and edit stuff with MPC 2.5 to and from Force

Hi guys, is there a way to transfer content from and to the MPC 2.5 software to the Force?

I wanted to edit some sequences on the computer and then transfer to the Force...

The help file for MPC Live/X doesnt work for the force.

How to i connect the Force to the MPC software?

I can see the Akai harddisk on the computer, when connected in Computer Mode, but i doesnt show up in the MPC software?
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  • Still no way to do that yet... Force is still in public beta with only basic features.. apparently Dan from Akai said there will be an update in June / July on Gearslutz
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  • Hey Wendel,

    Thanks for posting!

    As Alan mentioned, the ways in which you can integrate the Force with a computer are minimal. There has been talk of an upcoming update to the Force's export features that will address this. But in the mean time, the types of files that you can export between the MPC Software and Force are:

    • .WAV (Clips, Samples, etc.)

    • .mpcpattern (MIDI pattern files)

    • .XPN (MPC Expansions)

    • .XPM (Programs)


    While there's not a way to transfer an entire Project to the MPC Software, you could conceivably reconstruct one from audio and MIDI stems.

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.
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  • Hi,

    can you point me to a manual that explains this stuff?

    I cant find anything on the interwebs

    Im talking about the exchange of these patterns and programs and samples and clips thru the MPC Software

    How do i connect? How do i transfer etc etc

    thanks in advance!
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  • Hey Wendel,

    Apologies for the delay!

    The Project Data folder will automatically contain all of your Clips as .WAV files as well as any audio you have recorded. To export a Drum or Keygroup Program, press the Force's Track Selector button and press Save. The save window will give you the option to save as a Drum Kit or Keygroup. Select the correct type of Program and your External Drive as the location.

    Now that your content and samples are all saved, export your track's MIDI patterns. To do this, press the Select button and the Clip you want to export. Press the Clip button, enter the Event tab and tap the Edit button at the top right of the display. Export the Clip as a pattern and save to your External Drive. To avoid confusion later, be systematic with your titles. For example, if you have 5 different drum patterns for one kit, specify the kit and clip:

    GarageClip1.mpcpattern
    GarageClip2.mpcpattern
    GarageClip3.mpcpattern
    GarageClip4.mpcpattern
    GarageClip5.mpcpattern

    When you pull the patterns into MPC later you will know exactly what Drum Program and Sequence they belong to!

    When you connect your External Drive to the computer, simply drag and drop the .XPM (Drum and Sequence Programs) into the MPC Software on the appropriate Sequence and Track. Your samples will automatically load to the corresponding pads. With all content imported, drag and drop the .mpcpattern files into MPC. The MPC Grid will populate with the MIDI notes you wrote on the Force. The organization process in MPC would look something like this:

    GarageClip1.mpcpattern > Sequence 1: Track 1: Garage Kit: Clip 1
    GarageClip2.mpcpattern > Sequence 2: Track 1: Garage Kit: Clip 2
    GarageClip3.mpcpattern > Sequence 3: Track 1: Garage Kit: Clip 3
    GarageClip4.mpcpattern > Sequence 4: Track 1: Garage Kit: Clip 4
    GarageClip5.mpcpattern > Sequence 5: Track 1: Garage Kit: Clip 5

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.
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  • Thanks, this helps.

    What i really wanted to know was the other way around :)
    So from MPC to Force?
    Id like to prep sequences in MPC software and send it to the Force.

    Im assuming it works the other way around?

    thanks for your time
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