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My MPC X has been monitoring and playing my 3/4 Phono Input at all times, even if I turn off monitoring and change the desired input?

My MPC X is monitoring and playing my 3/4 Phono Input at all times, even if I turn off monitoring or change the desired input! It's driving me crazy lol

Even weirder, let's say I have a turntable connected to the 3/4 and a tape player connected to 2.

I select Input 2 and turn on monitoring. I can now sample Input 2 and monitor it, but the MPC is still monitoring Input 3/4!!!! To test it even further, even though I would normally never do this, I played a record whilst sampling the tape and sure enough they both came through at the same time, jumbled up on top of each other.

The sample itself will still be clean from a single input when I record the sample, but the strange behavior of my MPC and the way it is constantly monitoring the Phono jack just worries me a bit. And I do wonder if this constant input might interfere with the other inputs in any way.
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    As stated in the manual (direct/main knob 49):

    “Direct corresponds to the input signal—all devices connected to the inputs on the front and rear panels. While recording, you can turn this knob all the way to Direct for zero-latency direct monitoring.”

    So direct monitoring listens to all inputs. Turn this direct/main knob completely to the right to prevent this. Now you can choose what to monitor at the cost of some latency.
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  • Hey Yen Sine,

    Thanks for posting!

    As mj explained, the Direct/Main knob will adjust the balance between input and output signals. Direct will route audio from all input sources (rear and front) to the Headphone Output. Main will send only the output signal from the Main L/R outputs on the back panel.

    If you are in between Direct and Main, you will hear both signals. When Stereo is engaged, you will hear the Direct signal in the left ear and your Main output in the right. Mono will overlay the input and output. To avoid this, turn the knob all the way to Main.

    Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions.

    Thanks for your input, mj!
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