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MPC live and ableton LINK + MIDI out

hey gang ...
my MPC live receives clock from ableton LINK - which is awesome! with my fancy pants apollo twin, I’m getting close to perfect sync - so if I only had an MPC this would be grand. The MPC however is the master for my pyramid (only transport and clock).
Here’s my issue:
When pushing play on my MPC, the MPC patiently waits for the LINK signal to reach a new bar and then the MPC plays with a really tight sync and I can record the MPC click with hardly any offsets in ableton. the pyramid however - plays right away after pushing play on the MPC. At some point I imagined there is some kinf of 1/4 note quantize going on, but 4 times of 5 there’s an offset between the pyrmaid and the MPC. I do blame the MPC for jumping the gun on the MIDI out, but I was wondering if anyone out there had experience with a similar setUp and if there’s anything I could do about? thanks hive mind!
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  • Bumping this to see if it might be a feature Akai forgot to implement when enabling ableton Link? It seems tight sync so it would be a bummer if the midi out simply doesn’t follow and does it’s own transport even though the MPC live seems to follow. @Nick could you look into this please?
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  • Hey Jan,

    Thanks for posting!

    The way in which you've described MPC's behavior when synchronized with Ableton Link is the expected behavior. The quantization for Link within Ableton Live itself does not affect the behavior of the MPC hardware's sync quantization.

    Having said that, I do think it could be useful for quantization options on the MPC hardware itself so be sure to submit this as a feature request with the MPC 2.0 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

    Thank you for your feedback!
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  • thanks for confirming Nick,
    I wonder in what kind of scenario it would be desired to have the (internal)MPC and hardware out synced to different clocks. I guess the same issue exists with the count in functionality which only works internally and shows the same problem..
    ..I'll submit a 'feature' request. thanks!
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