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MPC X Standalone Feature Request: Auto-Save Samples Separately

When saving a project, we should have an option (Setting) that automatically saves samples in an accessible folder/place where we can load an individual sample (from any project) into another project. The old MPCs could do this. It’s kind of a no-brainer to have easy access to individual samples. This is one of the basic fundamentals of a sampling drum machine and should not only be implemented, but should have a Settings option, to give producers more control.

I lost about 15 meticulously-edited samples yesterday, since I purged unused samples, thinking they are still on the drive (even though I just didn’t need them for the current project). But I discovered they are “embedded” within the project file and you can’t access them. So I wasn’t too happy when I learned the samples weren’t individually saved APART from the project. I’m used to my trusty MPC3000 letting me access individual samples without having to save each one individually from a project first.

At least there should have been a warning message like, “Hey if you purge any samples, they will be gone forever unless you save them one-by-one first”...

Side note: The same "Automatically save separately" idea could be applied to sequences, plug-in presets, etc.

Sorry if I didn't explain this clear enough. Let me know...
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  • I like the idea of having a global (not related to any project) directory (folder) preference for this purpose, and then a button in the sample area to save a copy to that folder.
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  • Hey everybody,

    Thanks for posting!

    If you save samples via the pencil icon in a drum program, you can choose the directory to which that sample is saved (for example: [Internal]/MPC Documents/Samples). That directory can be accessed with Browser from any project.

    If you have a specific idea for the MPC workflow, be sure to submit this as a feature request 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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  • Doesn't this only relate to assigned samples?

    What we are talking about are when you extract new samples, as one example. I end up with a sample, unassigned, in the current project. I am not happy with it, for use in this particular program, but I would like to keep it for some other project. How do I do this without assigning that sample?

    This is how I often generate new sample material, not even intending to use them for the current project at all. I am preparing for future endeavors. This is often just a 'default' project... I record/load longer sessions of sounds and look for delicious snacks to extract. I need to purge once in a while in order to load other files.

    But I would love to be able to save these samples without having to assign them to a program, for no reason other than to enable saving of a sample.

    And, a purge at this point, would delete all samples in this project.

    The bottom line really is this, since the concept of unassigned samples is so systemic that it requires a purge function, is it then not reasonable to expect management of sample files inside the sample editor, outside of program space, similar to other pencil sections?

    In my opinion it is! :)
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