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Duplicate Tracks in MPC 2.0

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Sebastian here again! This time with a Idea for the MPC 2.0 software. Duplicating tracks. For example, I will mix down a audio track in the MPC 2.0 software (side note thanks for integrating recording into the MPC software) using multiple mixing and mastering VSTs from my personal stash, the "Internal Effects" , or the "Vintage Effects" banks. The only problem is, when creating a second audio track, I would have to do over those same effects to get my second audio track the same mixed and mastered as the 1st. I think it would be a great idea if I could just duplicate a whole track filled with all the automation's, inserts, pretty much everything i did to the first track. Instead of trying to duplicate everything one by one again manually. It would make things more efficient for not only me, but I feel for the whole AKAI community.

Thank you for your time.
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    I haven't dug into the software too much but isn't there sub mix tracks, sends and returns. I not to good at mixing but can't you use those.
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  • Hey everybody,

    Thanks for posting!

    This can be done with a few steps in the MPC Software by saving a channel strip on an audio track and then copying the track data to another track.

    First, let's save a channel strip. To do this, build your channel strip by adding insert effects and adjust their parameters to your liking. It might be a good idea to start with some basic insert effect parameter settings that will be easily tweakable when you begin fine tuning. When you are happy with the settings, select File > Save Current Channel Strip.... The channel strip will be saved as an audio program file. This file can be added to MPC multiple times and will act as an insert template for audio tracks. When you add this program file, a new audio track will be created.

    Now that you've saved an audio track channel strip, let's say you've automated some data and want that same data to be on another audio track. Select Edit > Sequence > Copy Audio Track. You will be prompted to select an origin track and a destination track. Choose the track with the automation in the Copy Contents of Track field and choose the track to which you want to copy the data in the Over Contents of Track field. Done!

    As GW1 has suggested I would also consider using returns to help keep effects uniform and save some processing power while you're at it but if you want to copy channel strip settings and automation, give that a try!

    I hope that helps!
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  • Hello Sebastian again,

    Back with a reply for my fellow Akai'ans!

    I have read, tried, both GW1's technique, also the wonderful employee Nick D's technique. Though both are possible, my only gripe would be the matter of mouse clicking, step remembering, just to put the same automation, effects, inserts, etc. on another track. I strongly feel with just a " duplicate audio/program/drum track " feature, will make things less tedious, more effective, and highly efficient.

    For example. The 1st project of me trying both techniques, felt like I was learning, experiencing something new. And I was. Still. To repeat these steps for the next 5 plus projects would become tedious. Also making a template is good only if your using the same pitch or tone on every project you record on. Same goes for the automation and whatnot.

    Just a suggestion, a duplicate audio/program/drum track feature would be very much appreciated. I would go as far as saying to be able to duplicate anything you can manipulate. Whether they are Q Links, Duplicating PAD A to PAD E, Mixer knobs, anything that can be manipulated. WOULD BE AMAZING!

    For now, I would love to just have my normal request brought to the table as an " Idea ". A " Duplicate audio/program/drum track" feature. If AKAI can go so far as adding the other " duplicate anything you manipulate " features that would be amazing.

    Thank you for your time.
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  • Why not then enable us to select-and-copy-things-from another track. With the extension then, allow us to load/replace those same things that has been saved to disk into, not only new tracks, but existing ones.

    I already wished for save/load for any part in the system, but I then need to be able to load them into new AND existing projects.

    Thinking in terms of templates, incur functionality that caters for new things, but working projects then becomes lacking.

    Copy/paste could then basically be macro commands on top of these export/import functions, that could even use the disk in order to keep down memory usage for larger copy/paste operations.
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