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Multitrack inside Mpc standalone?

is there a chance to implement a multitrack recording inside standalone?
I mean, recording all tracks in real time as separate audio tracks inside internal hard disk?
This could be a great solution.
You play, you record your audio separately on hard disk, you connet your hard disk to a computer and open the separate tracks on any daw you choose to finalize the mix and make the mastering.
Does it make sense?
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  • Since the MPC only has 2 inputs (1 but stereo LR) I doubt this is possible. As is you could use the stereo input to track 2 mono signals and have a 2 track.

    Maybe if you could use the 1/4" and RCA/phono inputs at the same time that would sorta be 4 tracks...
    • No I meant something else.
      You have a project with a sequence of 10 tracks (drum programs, keygroups, plugins and so on) in standalone.
      You play live making an arrangement in real time with track mute and qlinks.
      Everything you play is recorded into HD, just audio, like in a tape recorder but every track a single track on HD.
      So you connect the HD to a computer and you have a multitrack recording that you can mix and finalize.
      This is how Tascam model 24 works for example, it records every single channel of the mixer in a separate track on HD.
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  • Hey Fabrizio,

    Thanks for posting!

    That's a very interesting idea! There is a manual technique that you can use to simulate this feature. The drawback is that you only have 8 Audio Tracks per Project available.

    Let's say you have a Sequence of 8 Tracks that are arranged, automated and now ready to mix in your DAW. When in Main mode, you can export each individual track to an Audio Track by tapping the pencil icon. When you're finished exporting, save the Project to an external drive. The drive will contain your Project file as well as the Project Data folder. The Project Data folder will display the individual .wav audio exports for each track. These audio files can be dragged and dropped directly into your DAW for further mixing!

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.
    • Yes I know this workaround, but I would love to just record what I play on Mpc in real time and in separate tracks.
      I guess this needs disk streaming, in order to stream the audio to hard disk but I also guess it's not difficult to implement once we have disk streaming.
      But first we need disk streaming of course so we discuss about that later.
      Thanks.
    • Hey Fabrizio!

      Yes, you make a good point that disk streaming would be necessary to implement first. I'll be sure to bring your feedback up to the team for consideration!
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