MPC Software 1.8 Cross Fade Loop, Loop Point, Non Zero Startpoint

I need the Xfade / Cross fade loop feature. It allows me the ability to select a non zero start point for my sample then to select a loop point to access any point prior to the start point. In use it allows me to have a long sample where I choose its middle as the start point. Then to be able to select its end point, then add a loop point that reaches back to any point prior to the start point after the end point is reached. Looping alone is nowhere near as powerful to crossfade loops smooth transition ability. I loved this feature on my Akai S01, which was also noted on the MPC 4000. Its such a great tool, and can be used for more than instrument sounds. I really want to use my Renaissance to its fullest, and not look to the Maschine for this original AKAI ability. The great changes to sample edit in MPC v1.8 would seem a perfect time to give us this feature. To me it fits right in with the new non destructive sample edit, and enhanced vintage mode (MPC 4000). Thank you for your continued development in the MPC software its greatly appreciated.
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    cutwiz has a very valid point, I would hate to go maschine for this feature
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  • Hi Cutwiz,

    Thanks for the feedback. That's a good feature.

    I'll submit a feature request for you both!
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  • Thanks Mad Chad Mix. Its funny we are not the only ones wanting the feature. I've seen mentions of it on the net by some MPC gurus. So its time ; )
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    Well i pray akai addresses this missing function in a timely manner,its part the craft,i would hate to go maschine for just this function,im akai from gate...
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    Hi people,

    Any update? Just downloaded the 1.9.6 demo and no trace of the x-fade looping.

    Also the 1000 had this option and my Akai S3000XL too.

    I want to buy the mpc so bad, but if there is no x-fade looping maybe I've got to get back to an mpc1000. I don't want to use another software to generate my samples textures. I'm looking for an updated MPC, not a limitation on the sample editing.

    Please, could you confirm the x-fade looping will be included in the Akai MPC 2.0?
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  • Hi friendly people of AKAI!

    Is there any public roadmap or a bug tracker available for the MPC software? Looks like many of the requests like this one, sidechaining or legato/portamento has been sitting on this forum literally for ages, some are being "under consideration" for several years.

    What are the chances MPC software will catch up with other DAWs in terms of features during next year? As of now, MPC Live is "an underdeveloped powerhouse" which you can only use to it's fullest by hooking up to _another_ DAW like Ableton or Logic or FL Studio just to get basic out-of-the-box functionality (or buy VSTs and hook em up inside MPC software, which is kinda meh)

    On another note: it is not possible to signup for this forum with facebook or email (email signup fails because of wrong capcha settings and facebook integration always returns "method not allowed"). This makes it extra-hard to post anything here.
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  • I’m in belief that Akai can do this!
    Okay AKAI Pro Audio you've finally included X-Fade aka crossfade loop. I really hope my Cutwiz post from over 4 years ago helped shed some light on this invaluable tool. Now what you provided is the modern day method of extending an instrument sound and eliminating clipped audio by finding the best point to crossfade at. But sadly my original post remains unanswered even in MPC version 2.3.0 What I tried to relay since v1.5 may make more sense to you now that your 1/2 way there. I need the blue marker (x-fade point) to be able to be dragged in front of the green marker (sample start point). This would allow the sample to play until reaching the red marker (sample end) and then loop back to any point available before the green marker. That's the concept... Its actually a concept built in to the OS of the AKAI S01 sampler. The loop point I speak of is more creative than being used to extend an instrument sound like a string or lead caught in a reverb. In my scenario say we have a 3 bar sample of a jazz recording. I might move the start point to the top of bar 3. I'd allow the sample to play 3/4 of this last bar, where I'd set my end point. I then set the loop point to be located toward the 1st bar in the recording. I play with the loop point (x-fade) until the crossover point feels natural and without clicks. I feel its a similar premise but more versatile than the current scenario. Hell since we're using computer processing one could only dream of back in the day, I'm not sure why we can't calculate 2 or more loop points and get really creative with it. But I'd be happy with my original request. My point being why is the blue marker caged between the green and red flags, let it free. If we choose to limit its location let that be our creative choice. Please expand on the X-Fade feature as it offers other creativity not yet explored in the MPC software. Also its a nod to all of the great Akai hardware samplers of old. Thank you for all your hard work bringing us from v1.0 to v2.3
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