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AKAI MPD2 series pad unwanted retriggering / bugs

as so much other customers experience: unwanted pad retriggering / bugs on MPD2 series.

exactly like in this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu1r-...

Brand new item, can't work with it at all... Changing treshold / playing style doesn't help.

Are you also going to remove this message, AKAI?
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    http://community.akaipro.com/akai_pro...

    crazy to see that AKAI keeps ignoring this, and just closes discussions without any solution...

    Great company and i guess big thanks to the (unhappy) customers from the boss's swimming pool!
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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x033I...

    LOL

    AKAI come on, it's just a simple software fix, nothing much more...

    Something that really filters the lowest velocities, as the Treshold setting doesn't seem to work in the MPD226.

    THANK YOU!!!
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  • I bought one not long ago it just garthers dust unuseable product worse thing ive ever purchased
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    What AKAI doesn't do, even after more than one year of complaints, you just have to do it yourself!

    I found a way to filter the unwanted 'ghost notes' / low velocity repetitions BEFORE the midi data reaches the DAW / program you're working in.

    With this workaround, the 'ghost notes' won't be send and recorded at all in your DAW, unlike some previous temporary solutions (filtering out MIDI data AFTER recording / only on playback within the DAW).

    This is only a solution for Mac users, as I use the software named 'MidiPipe'. But there must be a similar piece of software for PC, I'm sure...

    It's also not a solution that works outside the computer, for example when you would use the MPD to control hardware synths / drum machines!!!

    Follow these steps:

    1. first install MidiPipe

    You can find it right here:

    http://www.subtlesoft.square7.net/Mid...

    2. Add the tool 'Midi In' to the pipe (drag & drop from left to right)
    and choose MPD226 - Port A or whatever MPD port you use

    3. Add the tool 'Velocity Modifier' to the pipe

    - as minimum velocity setting choose something between 10 and 20 to start, or whatever suits you better

    - chose the option 'filter to Range'

    4. Add Tool 'Midi Out' tot the pipe

    - double click and scroll down the list and choose 'Edit Virtual Outputs'

    - choose the tab 'Virtual Outputs' and click 'New Virtual Output' and 'Done'

    - go back to the list and choose 'Midi Pipe Output 1', the output you've just created

    now you're done in MidiPipe, but leave the program open

    5. Go to your DAW MIDI settings and go to your MIDI inputs overview

    - DESELECT the MPD 226 port A (or the one you used)
    - ACTIVATE the 'Midi Pipe Output 1' as this will be your new MIDI input

    6. Customise your velocity settings, and experiment with 'Pad Curve' and 'Pad Gain' from your MPD 'Global Settings' menu...

    This really is a good workaround I think...
    I hope I could help at least some people with this solution!

    *EDIT: still problems because "note off" messages (= velocity 0) are filtered out, messes up MIDI recording (long notes)... Didn't find how to fix this yet...



    To AKAI:

    Even if I could find this as a solution, with my limited knowledge of MIDI, why doesn't such a big company with so many engineers?

    Just a temporary solution like this would already be very helpful for the customers that have this problem, but no...

    And it should also be ridiculous easy to solve this in the MPD's soft- or firmware. But no way, that's way to much effort guys.

    Unbelievable that, even after more than a year, people are still waiting for AKAI to help them out with a software update or something like that...

    Anyway, good luck trying to gain back the confidence of all those customers that left you.
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    If anyone is having this problem, and working with Ableton, there is a similar way to filter low velocity notes. If you use the MIDI Effect called FIX 127 (in the Velocity folder), you can set it up like this:


    My MPD 232 settings are as follows: Threshold=01, Pad Curve= Linear, Pad Gain=00


    Play around with the "lowest" setting on FIX 127 and get it to a comfortable setting for you. There may even be a better way to do this but I've found it basically eliminates any double triggering. Also,make sure you are not using the "Full Level" button on your MPD. I'm assuming this would work on any of the MPD range controllers.


    Try it out and let us know what you think!

    edit: sorry the pic is sideways, idk how to rotate it within the post. Also, these settings will give you a fixed velocity of 127(perfect for me. if you need to get a wider velocity range, play around with the settings, namely the "out low" setting :)
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  • it's a solution I also found and used in Ableton, but If you're using it without computer / software or ableton, you can't do anything about this bug / hardware issue.

    I don't use mine anymore...
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