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how to keep a sample going when just single tapping a pad on mpk mini on garageband?

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  • Hello Andy,

    Thanks for posting!

    Are you using the MPC Essentials software as a plugin within Garageband? If so, you want to make sure that your Pad Play Mode is set to One Shot rather than Note On. One Shot will play the sample for its entire duration. Note On will continue to play a sample as long as you are holding the pad.

    You can edit this parameter in the Program Edit mode of MPC Essentials. The picture below will illustrate this portion of the Program Edit menu:



    I hope this helps you! Let me know if you have any questions.
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  • hi dan thanks for replying.
    so i just have the mpk mini editor and garageband.
    do i need anything else, in order to make this happen?
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  • The image in my previous post was taken from the MPC Essentials software. If you want to use the MPC Essentials software to sequence your samples, you can use MPC Essentials as either standalone software or with Garageband as a plugin.

    The following knowledge base article will help you set up your MPK mini mkII and the included software from start to finish:

    Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - How to Obtain, Download, Install and Setup the Included Software

    Additionally, this article will help you set up multiple instances of the plugin within a DAW:

    Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Using Multiple Instances Of The Plugin

    I think the following threads will also help you use the software with Garageband specifically:

    Getting started with MPK Mini MKII and Garageband

    MPK Mini MKII - Assigning pads to drums in Garageband


    I hope that helps you get on the right track! Please let me know if you have any questions.
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