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MPC - MIDI note pad layout

Hi there,

If i use my midi keyboard with the MPC touch i do not hear the same sounds as on the pads.
So if i press c1 i hear the snare on pad 2 and not pad on.
If i press c flat i hear the sound of pad 1 and so on.

Regards Kimbo
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  • I’m confused
    Update!

    When i use a VSTi like machine in MPC 1.9.4 the C1 begins at pad 4 so de kick drum is not on pad 1 (c1)
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  • Corey S (Official Rep) March 23, 2016 15:45
    Hi,

    Thanks for posting!

    Drum programs and plugin programs are laid out differently across the keyboard. Drum programs will follow the classic MPC pad layout. You can see the entire note layout in this guide:

    MPC and External Pad Controllers

    A plugin program is going to layout the keyboard starting at Pad A01 in Bank A as a C-2, the lowest note, and go up from there. But if you are using something like Maschine as a plugin, or anything that has it's own pad layout, than the plugin will decide what notes line up with which pad.

    I hope this makes sense. Let me know if you have any questions!
    • So there is no way to change this?

      I what the kick drum to be on the c1 and not on c flat.
    • Corey S (Official Rep) March 25, 2016 13:19
      For a drum program, no. This is pre-set and these notes have been assigned like this since the first MPC hardware.

      You can always re-arrange the samples on the pads though so that a kick drum falls on a C1. Pad A02 should be assigned to C1.

      If you are using a pad/sample player plugin, like Maschine, the note assignments would need to be changed inside of the plugin. So, you'll want to check with the plugin developer and see if this is possible or just move the samples around so that they fall on the notes you want.

      I hope this helps!
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