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MPC Live (standalone) routing to perform Live (Audio recording / Looping), is it possible?

I love my MPC so far, but I've been trying to do some 'on the fly' audio recording while performing and I'm not sure if I'm missing something OR there's a big limitation on the machine for this purpose...

I want a record a guitar while performing live; I can run my guitar through the MPC (I'm a using a special switcher to do this) to the amp. So, let's say the guitar uses the input 1 and output 3, while I keep the main 1-2 outputs for other instruments/tracks. In other words, 1-2 are going to a mixer and PA, while out 3 goes to my amp.
So far this works perfectly and sounds good. The thing is, I couldn't find a way to properly record an audio track while performing:

1. If I use the looper, the audio is routed to the main outs 1-2 by default... can this be changed?
(I guess a workaround would be to use other outs as 'main' and save 1-2 for the guitar...but lacking the ability to route the looper is pretty limitating)

2. If I use audio tracks, I can route the track to output 3 and works great... BUT I just can't record on the fly since there's no overdub or replace, so you basically need to stop, arm, play start... If there's no overdub or takes handling, there should be a way to arm and cue, so you don't have to stop the music to record something while performing live.

Any ideas on how to achieve this?

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  • Hey Jonatan,

    Thanks for posting!

    Currently, Looper uses only Outputs 1-2 so your workaround for using the other outputs as your mains could be an option. I understand what you're trying to do with the audio track but as you know, it will not overdub. If you want to loop your guitar, your best bet would be to use Outs 1-2 for Looper and route the other audio outputs to Outs 3-4 and Outs 5-6.

    I think this is a cool idea and it would be a good candidate for a feature request so be sure to submit this 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!
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