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Serious Bug regarding MIDI input to MPC X and MPC Live

There is a serious error with the mapping using external midi control in the MPC X and MPC live, the pads respond in the wrong order so external control is made unusable in many circumstances.
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  • Hi Moschops.

    Are you sure that's not a result of the drum pads not being assigned chromatically, and instead using the weird 'all over the shop' seemingly random legacy layout that Akai seem determined to keep? It threw me first time as well...
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  • In fact a global preference for choosing to have the pads work chromatically from C1, up in semitones (like the rest of the universe...) would be nice. Request it!
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  • Hey moschops,

    Thanks for posting!

    As Rich suggested, MPC hardware does use a non-chromatic layout for the MIDI notes that are assigned to the pads when you're not using MIDI Control Mode.

    If you are using MIDI Control mode in either standalone or controller mode, you can reassign all pads to send any MIDI notes you want. The image below shows the configuration for controller mode but the same principles apply to standalone mode:



    If you're interested in suggesting an option for an alternative layout for the pads, please submit this as a feature request with the MPC 2.0 Software's built-i 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!

    Let me know if you have any questions.
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