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MPC Live : onscreen mixer with vertical faders in standalone

Why is there is no on-screen mixer? A normal one with vertical faders. Right now, in standalone mode, channel mixer displays a bunch of useless squares, AND you can't see different types of tracks at once.

-You should see vertical faders corresponding to all the tracks, and maximize the use of the multitouch screen.

-Mutes, pans, effect sends etc, should all be available from the one screen.

-And you should be able to change the order of the tracks, so that you can see, for example, a couple program tracks in the first two slots and audio in the third another program track... right now the different types of tracks are separate.

-when in mixer mode, you should click on a track (a vertically shown track, as in the MPC desktop software), and the qlink knobs should immediately give you controls for the vol, pan, sends, of that track, rather than be grouped according to the 4 tracks which are currently selected by the qlink "outline", as they are now.

-when in mixer mode, you should have the option to use the pads to trigger midi notes to the selected track (if it is a midi track), OR have the pads mute and solo the individual tracks.

Wouldn't that be much more useful for both production and performance?
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  • Hey Alexander,

    Thanks for posting!

    I can certainly see the usefulness for a traditional style mixer view. I see how the other points you've made in your post would tie in nicely with that as well. I will certainly pass this along to the Akai team as feature requests for consideration in a future update.

    Thank you for your feedback!
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  • Absolutely crucial. If Akai does this, they'll be the undisputed groove box kings (in addition to an arpeggiator of course).

    This is the one feature that is really hampering using the MPC live in a live performance.
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  • I'm wondering if there's any way to do a post-fader gain reduction to a midi track that already has distortion FX applied (aka midi PROGRAM within AKAI live)...

    the mix-view seems quite limited and every gain i adjust changes my distortion and compression parameters because it seems to be changing the midi velocity (pre-fader)...

    i'm trying to balance my live audio input signal (6 channels pre-mixed: drum machine wet via sp404, mooger fooger + mt2, drum machine dry direct, synthesizer LR + vocals)

    my signal is clean and lovely from the mixer, but when coming into the AKAI live input, it's somewhere in the -36db range where the single MIDI-PROGRAM track is WAYYY over powering everything else.

    This is all so i can use the LIVE FX on my master output when i play in a live-setting as well as use the step sequencer "nudge" from LIVE as a rhythm displacement effect on isolated midi-program. i understand there's many other options for recording these instruments in the studio.

    also, has anyone successfully midi mapped FX parameters to a midi-controller? I'd love to map some parameters to the BCR2000 but i know that's asking for wayyy too much.

    night 1 with my akai and already i can see i'll be spending a lot of time with it. such fidelity on the FX controls and kit options!

    thx u!

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