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Using MPC Touch with Logic

Hi,

I've spent serious time on the phone with this problem so I thought I'd post here. I would like to play the MPC Touch and record into Logic, so that I can also add other tracks from a Yamaha into Logic. I also want to control MPC Touch samples with the Yamaha and record them into Logic. I installed and tried to use a template designed to map 16 samples from the MPC 500 into Logic, but it didn't work. However, now when I create a new software instrument track in Logic, those samples appear as the choices shown in the attached file. I can also select instruments from AIR as AU choices, but I can't find other AKAI samples. Could this be a directory issue? My questions are as follows:

One, can I add additional samples from AKAI into Logic that will display instrument choices as in the image? Second, could I possibly use a tutorial and files designed for the MPD 232? Third, how can I track directly from the MPC into Logic? So far I cannot find any AKAI Pro information on how to use the MPC Touch with Logic and a tutorial would be great. AKAI said that the MPC Touch should automatically map to Logic, but it doesn't seem to work that easily. If I am making a simple problem too complex, I would appreciate any answers that might clarify my thinking.

Note: If I were using Pro Tools, my vendor could help me but they aren't trained in Logic and couldn't map the AKAI which they support extensively. I have also spent a couple hours on the phone with Apple and did not come away with a solution.

Thanks,
Phillip

PS. In MPC Preferences/MIDI there are four drop down selection arrows under MIDI Mapping for Ports A, B, C, D. Would these be of any use in outputting MPC samples with sequences to Logic, or would these only output MIDI to Logic and control Logic and create sequences from the samples contained in Logic?
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  • Corey S (Official Rep) April 22, 2016 16:25
    Hi Phillip,

    Thanks for posting!

    I'm not sure what you mean by the samples appearing in the Logic plugin directory. That's never going to happen, but you will find the MPC plugin available under AU Instruments > Akai Professional > MPC. You'll want to open the Multi-output version. The MPC plugin will offer the same functionality as the standalone version, but the benefit here is you can now route the tracks (and program tracks) out to separate tracks in your DAW. So you can put together a beat in MPC, and then route the kick and snare to separate tracks in Logic. I think this is what you are trying to do.

    I would start by checking out this guide that we have:

    MPC - Setup in Logic Pro

    This is a general guide for Logic 9. It may look a little different, but the idea should still be there. Just replace any mention of the Renaissance with the Touch. You can also ignore the part about 32-bit. That's irrelevant now.

    Start with this and let me know how it goes. If you're familiar with your DAW it should be pretty straightforward.

    Let me know if you have any questions!
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