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MPC Live - Is there an MPC Live USB driver for Linux (for file transfer)?

I have a sizable sample library on Ubuntu Linux 18.10. I use the MPC Live mostly in standalone mode, so I would only need to transfer the files via USB to the internal SSD drive I installed on the MPC. I have done it on MAC and Windows without a problem. Perhaps someone might know of an open source driver for file transfer on Linux.
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    It pays to check before asking.
    I installed exfat-fuse utils with the following command:

    sudo apt install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

    MPC Live in controller mode will mount your installed SSD hard drive and USB external drives.

    As a plus, it also functions as a generic Audio interface under both Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10.

    This a great news for those few of us that use Linux for pro audio.

    Hope this info helps others.

    AT
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  • Hey AT,

    Thanks for posting!

    Happy to see you were able to figure that out! Thank you for sharing what you found with the community - I'm sure it will help someone down the line!

    Let me know if you have any questions going forward!
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  • Hi AutoTech,

    I'm very curious about your tips here. I'm also running a linux distribution, have exfat fuse and utils installed, but when I try to set my MPC Live into controller mode (with an USB connection of course), the screen says it's looking for a computer, and it keeps saying that and nothing happened.

    I'm sure I'm missing something, but don't know exactly what.

    The MPC is running the 2.4 firmware, by the way.
    • Ignami,

      That screen will never change. It goes into audio interface and basic controller mode under Linux. Only the MPC software on Mac-Win will take full control of the MPC Live. I haven't tried controlling anything with it, but I can use it as an audio interface with all software under Ubuntu. The screen, however, will not change from "Looking for Computer". The good thing is that the MPC Live is quite powerful enough in stand alone mode. Unfortunately, if you want to get every bit out of your MPC, you need to use Mac-Win.

      AT
    • Thanks for your answer. I knew before buying that it will be another kind of experience with Linux. It helps to know that this screen won't change. In fact, yesterday evening (in Europe) I could see the MPC audio interface in my desktop sound preference, and get some messages through *journalctl*. I think that I'm missing some kernel modules. I'll keep on searching.

      The MPC was even recognized as a MIDI controller in VCVRACK (virtual modular synth), which is encouraging !

      Thanks again.

      ignami
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