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MPD226 & iMPC Pro

Hello all,
I have a MPD226 that I want to connect to my Ipad via the USB adapter CAM apple for use with iMPC PRO, I start my MPD with the "UP" cursor pressed, I select the preset "MpcEsntl" on my MPD .

The pads and functions "repeat note, Full level" work perfectly,
16 level do the same sound on all pad.
However, you can not operate the "Stop, play, rec, Pad bank" buttons.
I tried to change with the EDIT mode by pressing the Play button and changing the midi real time by mmc / midi or mmc but it still does not work
Thank you very much for your help
In addition, is there an IOS software that integrates the MPD226 completely?
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Fred
Config: IPAD Pro 12.9 with IOS 10.3.2
IMPC pro
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  • Hey Fred,

    Thanks for posting!

    The transport controls in iMPC Pro cannot be MIDI mapped. The parameters that can be mapped are highlighted in blue when you select the MIDI mapping function in iMPC Pro's menu. Keep in mind that mapping options will depend on which view (Main, Program, Mixer, etc.) you are in.

    There are no official applications released by Akai that fully integrate with the MPD226 but since there is interest, I will pass this along to the Akai team as a request.

    Let me know if you have any questions!
    • Seriously, "...since there is interest...", are you KIDDING? It should be apparent that some users using an iPad to make music, may want to connect their pad controller to it. ESPECIALLY when they are both current product offerings from the same company. Let me put it another way, if I have an MPD226 pad controller AND iMPC Pro2 on my iPad please tell us all, the scenario addressing why and when we would NOT want the ability to connect the two?

      I do not know the rationale, but I can tell you that it sure looks like AKAI is forcing its user's to buy the MPC Studio controller to get that functionality. Let US decide which controller we prefer to use, and if you want us to all use Akai Studio, then motivate us in POSITIVE feature-application-benefit ways, as opposed to the way this is currently being not-handled.

      By the way, I am writing this response 9 months after the original post and it is still is a jungle out there trying to integrate the two.

      To make things even worse, AKAI/Retronyms has a support article showing the pad MIDI mapping. Only problem is that about half of the note names do work in iMPC but do not in iMPC Pro 2. Geesh.

      We would all like to see iMusic Designs take a more proactive approach to the Akai Professional brand management. It 'feels' like so often is the case when a great company is sold to a conglomerate holding company, and the spirit, culture, and reputation of the original brand gets lost among the spreadsheets of the 'new' owners.

      Akai, and inMusic, get it together and take a comprehensive approach to PRODUCT PLANNING AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, and make it one that includes someone playing the role of the user community.

      The MPD226 should easily integrate and MIDI map to any and all other Akai hardware and software.

      That is just common sense and is the shared view of many in the AKAI user community.
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  • Hi Nick,
    Ty to your answer.
    The dream would be to have an IOS App like iMPC Pro working totally and perfectly with the ranges of midi controllers AKAI.
    To be honest, it is sincerely disappointing and frustrating to buy AKAI software (iMPC PRO), to buy the machine (MPD226) that is supposed to work with, but to be ultra-limited in its use. Incredible from a brand as serious as yours.
    I guess there are the same problems with the MPK225 or advance25 keyboards?
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  • I have to agree. Unless I’ve missed a posting somewhere, I am someone who purchased the MPD 226 and MPC Pro 2; you would think that a company like Akai would have a simple download that sets up the pad controller with total immigration to the software. But that appears to be not the case, and in fact some posts here indicate the two may not be fully compatible. Short of that I would expect an easily identifiable and accessible chart of MIDI settings used by the software app and an easy to follow guide to setting the controller to use with it, but no dice. Novation might be ahead of Akai; too bad... come on guys get serious about supporting your user base and will get serious about continuing to be your customer.

    I just read the employee response to the original post, indicating that much of the mapping is not possible. This is almost unbelievable, here’s a company that makes a pad controller that is very nice, and has an iOS app that is pad driven, but the two cannot be fully integrated. What the hell. Maybe the translation and hidden text is ‘buy MPC studio controller’. This might be understandable if the application software and the pad controller were generations apart. But they are both current product offerings.
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  • Hi Nick,

    I just bought MPD226. When I select preset "MpcEsntl", it works for iMPCPro, but it does not work iMPCPro2. Could you please tell me how to fix this issue?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    Ted
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