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I’m frustrated

ALL testers and Demo's annoyance.

Nick ,
I've praises the Live every single time anyone has moaned or complained about anything to do with the Live or X ,
However am getting fed up now ,
It seems every tester or demonstration I see is some kind of HIP HOP producer ,.
It's annoying ,I've been producing Techno 30 years - what does a hip hop producer know about my needs ?
All am seeing is updates that basically have carrots on a stick -
Nothing that anyone asks for seems to get addressed ,only 2 things I've seen from so many requests have been listeners too ,these are list edit and the pitch bend fix .
And then I see hip hop producers testing for bugs ,going on about the "new" flatten pad etc .
Useless ,totally useless - Flatten has been available since last year !
What about someone who isn't in too Hip hop being a tester ,or what about Akai even listening to really users requests ,when I say Real users I mean real users who do more than chop up crappy 70's records and re-arrange them .
Some people actually write music ynow.
I give up!
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    That's well said. This machine is versatile enough for any style and should be drawing on a wider range of feedback
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    Oh man! Seeing Daz posting this totally kills it!

    Seriously guys, important issues like midi sync, multitimbral midi, and sidechain need to be addressed.

    Who needs those expansion covers on the browser? Seriously!! Why are you investing Development time on it???

    I try not to get to stressed about this but damn. If you get them solved I'm going to get an X too!
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    I haven't finished ,sorry but I really haven't .,
    For example ,
    Why ,oh why is the step sequencer different from the step sequencer in any other MPC?
    Seriously ,you have to "select the pad" before you can input the note in the step sequencer ??? Seriously ?
    What if I wanted to do a fast paced complex Depeche Mode sequence line,you can't do it .
    It's just a drum sequencer - and worse of all , honestly - you can't use a midi keyboard for step sequences .
    Who is in charge at development? A graphic artist ?
    A step sequencer that can only be used with the pads???
    Omg .
    And they spend development time giving us pretty pictures ?

    Akai or Inter-m need to sack all there testers and actually get Musicians with experience to give them a list of important facilities the Live and X Must have ,
    I have defended these machines since day 1 , I've been producing over 30 years ,I've owned 3 other MPC models - but honestly,am seriously thinking about selling my live and buying an 80's hardware sequencer and cheap sampler as they would offer the musician more.
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    I’m glad the reality is starting to sink in at least. Akai are not the kind of company to fix stuff unless enough people make a noise. Which is why we need more ’whingers’ and less gaslighting fanboys who don’t even have the balls to admit that they’ve spent money on a substandard product. These selfish and immature individuals are not helping the wider community to get something near to what they thought they purchased in good faith.
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    Someone said it!,

    Message to AKAI..... If you concentrate your energy in implementing the features and fixes that people are asking for then THEY WILL BECOME YOUR MOST VALUABLE MARKETING TOOL!!

    I sense an element of disappointment that months of making requests that an update with a focus on some extra cover art is somewhat offensive to the users and will do less to make your company more money from expansion sales than making existing user base with real features.

    We have no idea what ideas are being considered or scheduled for release or even if the feedback is even being looked at.

    What say you AKAI?
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    I guess I'm upset because I sold some hardware to buy the Live ,so now thinking that the live would be my all in one and discovering it isn't I find myself in the position where I need to re-buy said equipment.

    The live and X have very good potential,I just feel that Akai are either listening to the wrong people or not listening to anybody at all.
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    Creating a buzz changes things! We'd exchange fancy pictures for 15 more
    banks of the 16 control knobs. (talking about MPC-X and MPC Renaissance)
    Make it a bank per pad, which ads another 180 knobs for controlling sound.
    That would knock any fancy 3rd party faderbox from the table and make the
    MPC again the centrepiece for production.
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  • Ok someone has just shown me a work around for step record in the list editor ,did anyone else know about this
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  • Hey everybody,

    I'm sorry if you're frustrated. I try to help out here in the forum as best as I can but aside from helping forward information from the community to development, I do not have much influence over the actual process and I do not receive information regarding updates before they are released.

    As I've stated before, I am always happy to act as a liaison between the community here and the development team and I do relay information here as it comes to me -
    I will continue to do this. Please do continue to submit feedback as it is indeed used and evidence of that can be seen right in the MPC release notes.

    If I can comment on the genres of music that MPC caters to - the MPC Live and X do come with lots of content to make pop, house, drum and bass, and EDM type music. The sound expansions are being developed for all these genres as well. Although the MPC is rooted in hip-hop as a sampler/sequencer, it is a tool that I hope anyone that wants to make music can use.

    When any new information becomes available, I will post it here in the community!
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  • Nick, the fact allone that it is not enough to report/post Firmware-bugs in this forum but instead to have to "fill out a form to document it and show its importance" I have not seen with any other manufacturer of musical instruments. Sorry...   
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  • Hi Nick,

    Overall I'm happy with the product, i have both the live and the X. And the software is pretty stable from what i can tell, well done.

    Previously I bought the studio and Ren, but the software kept crashing and i waited and waited for bug fixes, but they didn't come, it felt like the company shipped the product then slowed down on the software. I gave up on Akai

    Ok so here we are years later and I re-invest in the new gear. I don't want AKAI to loose customer support by making the same mistake. Just keep us in the loop to know if certain things are being worked on, let us now about commitment for the product, let us know the development team has not been scaled back too much. It just a simple communications excise.

    Even if you feel like telling us what features are coming would give competitors some advantage, then why not say that your next release is scheduled in a month and will include 5 of the most requested features and 20+ bug fixes
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