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MPC X v 2.2 midi mapping looper

Hi all, about hand the cash over for an MPC X and the looper is a big part of the appeal of the unit. Does the new 2.2 sw support midi mapping of the looper controls ? (FYI I will be using a Pacer Nektar foot-controller ) Many thanks
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  • I have not tried this, but the midi learned mappings I've done have been to things on the q-links. I'm not sure if the looper controls are available as targets for the MIDI learn, but unless anyone knows otherwise, I'd guess not.

    Irrespective of this, you may be interesting in knowing more about how the looper functions compared to standalone units. I'd describe it as very basic in that it lacks a lot of the more refined looping features like multiple tracks with mute/solo, insert, replace & multiply. It's a fixed length record and overdub affair. If that is what you are expecting that's great, but otherwise you may find yourself wanting a more featureful looper. I've had good success using the (free) sooper looper software and a set of MIDI pedals, if that's an option for you.

    In contrast, if you want to use the device as a MIDI looper (barring the extensively discussed MIDI routing limitations) the MPCs function very nicely. In fact that is the approach many people take in building up tracks (you can consider a drum pattern to be MIDI events played back by the device itself). Most importantly you can keep all your tracks separated out (allowing with mute/solo) and multiply the sequence on demand, all without stopping the sequence from playing. If you are trying this live, remember to either turn off the metronome or at least make sure it's not coming out of the master outs.
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  • Hi, thanks. I cant seem to find any reference to available midi cc mappings at the Akai website. I have an EHX looper, so the basic functionality you mention with the Akai should be fine assuming it works as it says in the manual. Thanks again.
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  • Hey Michael,

    Thanks for posting!

    Parameters in Looper cannot be assigned to a MIDI controller but I think this is a great idea and would make a great feature request! 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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  • This feature would open the unit to further use by looping guitar players (or other hands on instruments) like me ! Please look into urgently !
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