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Why doesn't MIDI work via USB in standalone mode?

In standalone mode, you have to connect midi cables between the MPC X and the computer.
MIDI via USB only works in controller mode. Why does not Moog require you to use midi cables to connect to the DAW while they are analog synths and Akai requires you to do so?

I understand that we can only use plugins in controller mode.
However, I don't understand that we can't have the freedom to manage MIDI freely.
After several weeks of use, I realize that it is very complicated, if not impossible, to use the MPC X with a DAW without using the MPC 2.0 software in plugin mode.

We arrive at the following aberration: the MPC X can play virtual synths in MIDI mode without USB but not its own virtual instrument !!!

I hope that you will solve this as soon as possible in the end the MPC is a machine that is very difficult to integrate in configurations because it is not so autonomous as it is glued to the MPC 2.0 software

All the instruments I have are plug an play except the MPC X! ... Pity ...

Maybe someone knows something I don't know and I will be delighted.
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  • Hey Marti,

    Thanks for posting!

    When you put the MPC hardware into Controller mode, you are effectively making it a physical extension of the MPC Software. It is purely a controller for the MPC Software in that mode. When you have the MPC Software open while you're using the hardware in Controller mode, you can select MIDI Control Mode to send MIDI data to external MIDI software. The USB connection makes it so that the MPC hardware can interface with the MPC Software.

    When the MPC hardware is in Standalone mode, it is its own instrument and you can send MIDI data via the 5-pin MIDI Out ports. You can use a MIDI track in your sequence to send MIDI data to external software/instruments or, like in Controller mode, use MIDI Control Mode in Standalone to customize the MIDI output of the MPC.

    I can understand why you might want to use the MPC to send MIDI data via USB so I would encourage you to submit this as a feature request with the MPC 2.0 Software's built-in 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. Thank you for your feedback!
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