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It’s hard to arrange stuff to be honest!

I find it hard to arrange the whole beat inside mpc software or inside mpc live in standalone mode.. transitions are too stricted to sequence.. It would help a lot if there were more arrangement options in mpc.. “Song” menu could be better!
I know you will say I can merge all my sequences into one sequence and make better transitions there, but really, it’s very uncomfortable to work with one huge sequence..
Nothing personal, mpc live is still the best device I ever had in my life)
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  • Thank you... I agree with your last sentence completely...
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  • Hey Владимир Белосов,

    Thanks for posting!

    We're always working to improve the MPC user experience from our customer feedback. If you have an idea for the MPC workflow, be sure to submit them with the MPC 2 Software's built-in feedback module. The feedback module is represented by a smiley icon at the lower right side of the software next to the browser icons. This information goes directly to the Akai team for consideration!

    If you need an alternative method of submitting feedback, you may use the following links:

    MPC - Submit a Feature Request

    MPC - Submit a Bug Report

    Thanks for your feedback!

    I think this knowledge base article might help you a bit too!

    MPC 101 - The MPC Workflow
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    Alright, Nick. I like that article. Mostly for one reason, the MPC workflow diagram. Is there any way we could get that diagram incorporated (as an additional view) into the MPCX/Live? I.e. In a given project wouldn't it be nice to bring that up and to be able to zoom in/out and perhaps even tap an object and jump to that screen.

    Not only would this be an intuitive tool, but if it is used to teach someone how to use the workflow, why not make it a tool then? It obviously can be represented on a device like MPCX/Live and with a touch screen... well, let's just say that it would be a major boost for MPC noobs (like myself). I would venture to guess that even seasoned MPC users would like it too.
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  • If I only knew I can record track mute automation when I started this topic.. Thanks akai, I live and learn
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  • Transitions can be done a number of ways.
    They are easy when you are comfortable with the device.

    1. Sequences are one way. Create small sequences and build your song.

    2. Transition by auto punch. Figure out your transition then select the measure or measures it will take place. Play it in and only the measures selected will be recorded.

    3. Create longer bars and incorporate a change up.
    Hit the pencil icon on the track field in the main screen and x2 the bar length and create a transition.

    There are tons of ways these are just a few. They get easier with the time you put in with the machine.
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    • Awww, I see, I know that feature, but I never used it a lot to be honest, it allows you to record only certain(selected) part of your track, it won’t record anywhere else.
      I’ll try using it more often, just need to get used to this process)
    • Yes, that's what it's for but creative people use it for tons of different uses. I have many ways to use all the different features of this machine. Always think outside the box. Create your own uses for everything. Explore and your music will become greater.
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  • Just play your arrangement live and record it in a computer through a firewire mixer or just an audio card.
    You can take advantage of the six outputs for that, so you can record your live arrangement in real time to 3 stereo tracks on a multitrack and then make the mixing on the multitrack.
    Old school way.
    • I’m actually taking advantage of 30 outputs))) sometimes I’m using my mpc as a vst instrument in Logic Pro or Ableton, it allows you to record each sound on its own track. You just need to assign channels for your sounds(pads, programs, audio tracks) inside your mpc.
      But the point is I want to get rid of all DAW except MPC. There’s no need to split everything, it’s already done there.
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  • On this topic, am I alone in thinking that some kind of "sub-sequence" or pattern per Track would be a major improvement? These would essentially be automatically created when events are added to a Track, allowing us to easily add already-created content in other Sequences without going the copy events route.
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  • Can i have your opinion about a multitrack view in stand-alone mode for x/live?

    I think it would help arrangements.
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