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controller mode delay MPC X

I'm using an Advanced 61 keyboard to control my MPC X. When I use my keyboard in controller mode I always get a delay when I play a note. This doesn't happen in stand-alone mode. I made sure that all of my midi settings were straight and the delay still happens. Are there any solutions? Please advise. Thank you.
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  • Hey AGBAK,

    Thanks for posting!

    If you are using the MPC in Controller mode, it is acting as a USB hub for your computer so you can transfer data from a storage device or a MIDI controller like you've done with the Advance.

    The Advance is still sending MIDI data to the MPC just as it would in Standalone mode but the MPC itself is not actually processing the audio - it is your computer that processes the audio when the MPC is in Controller mode because you're working in the MPC Software.

    With that in mind, adjusting the audio buffer value in the MPC Software should help you resolve this latency. Latency is something that most people who make music with their computers have experienced at one point or another. You can find the audio buffer setting in MPC's Audio preferences menu:



    Since you are experiencing a delay, try incrementally reducing the buffer value until performance improves. The lower the buffer value, the shorter the delay will be. It is advisable to adjust in increments as lowering the buffer too much can introduce audio artifacts into your signal like popping, crackling, and noise. The ideal buffer setting will depend on the physical makeup of your computer but once you find it, you will be able to play back audio clearly with the lowest possible amount of latency.

    I hope that helps you!
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  • Thank you Nick D. Your post solved the problem. My sounds are on point.
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