Mpc one FRUSTRATION!

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Those complaints are the exact reason why i'm still on a DAW.
And i'm not a musician so im gon need me a mouse to write melodies and chords.
 

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Those complaints are the exact reason why i'm still on a DAW.
And i'm not a musician so im gon need me a mouse to write melodies and chords.
:deadmanny:
I took a couple piano lessons back in the day but I still draw it out too :yeshrug:

What ever works
 

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Just copped one brand new for 5 bills

what do I need so I can use this on the go without plugging it in?
 

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You guys are expecting too much out of hardware lol. I came from the hardware era in the 90s. Saving shyt on floppies and zips. These new machines are more than what I need.. Use an old 2k or 3k for a week straight then come back to the X/Live/One .. You will have nothing to complain about. Load times slow as fukk, only one form of media to save on.. We've got it good today. Most people want these machines to be computers. People complain about not having enough audio tracks. I'm from an era with NO audio tracks. People complain about the storage. I'm from an era of the 1.44 disk or 100 mb zip and even those filled up quick. People complain about the screen. I have a degenerative eye condition that the MPC contributed to dating back a couple decades ago with those little ass screens. There are ways to get unlimited audio tracks. in standalone mode. You can make these machines do for you what you want them to do. YOU control the machines. they don't control you!!!!
 

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I just purchased the mpc one and im literally stuck, its like so many fukking buttons and i dont know how to do shyt. I want to use my vsts from my kontact 12 library but ppl are saying you cant use that in a mpc and sampling looks so difficult to do too. The learning curve on this device is definitely a challenge.
Breh, as an original Live owner, I've had mine for over two years and am still learning it.

Especially after the 2.10 update which made these things absolute powerhouses and imo put them head and shoulders above Maschines right at the moment.

I spend time on youtube literally every other night watching tutorial or tips/tricks videos for that and the other samplers I bought around the same time. This modern day MPC lineup is by far the most diverse, comprehensive but also complex. Try not to let that deter you from sticking with it.

Check out:
Marcello
Verysickbeats
Wefulltime
Accurate Beats
Marlow Digs
Rickey Tinez
Da Drank Kang

You can learn a ton from those guys :salute:

And enjoy the process! I've blocked out at least at hour window but usually closer to two every week night (7-9) and I call it Night Class. Trying to be nice with this equipment :manny:
 

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Breh, as an original Live owner, I've had mine for over two years and am still learning it.

Especially after the 2.10 update which made these things absolute powerhouses and imo put them head and shoulders above Maschines right at the moment.

I spend time on youtube literally every other night watching tutorial or tips/tricks videos for that and the other samplers I bought around the same time. This modern day MPC lineup is by far the most diverse, comprehensive but also complex. Try not to let that deter you from sticking with it.

Check out:
Marcello
Verysickbeats
Wefulltime
Accurate Beats
Marlow Digs
Rickey Tinez
Da Drank Kang

You can learn a ton from those guys :salute:

And enjoy the process! I've blocked out at least at hour window but usually closer to two every week night (7-9) and I call it Night Class. Trying to be nice with this equipment :manny:
Yea this shyt is truly amazing. There’s a lot to learn and understand with this shyt

I kno the basics to sample , lay down drums and sequence … I can basically make a basic beat

understanding the programs …. Key groups etc:mindblown:
 

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Breh, as an original Live owner, I've had mine for over two years and am still learning it.

Especially after the 2.10 update which made these things absolute powerhouses and imo put them head and shoulders above Maschines right at the moment.

I spend time on youtube literally every other night watching tutorial or tips/tricks videos for that and the other samplers I bought around the same time. This modern day MPC lineup is by far the most diverse, comprehensive but also complex. Try not to let that deter you from sticking with it.

Check out:
Marcello
Verysickbeats
Wefulltime
Accurate Beats
Marlow Digs
Rickey Tinez
Da Drank Kang

You can learn a ton from those guys :salute:

And enjoy the process! I've blocked out at least at hour window but usually closer to two every week night (7-9) and I call it Night Class. Trying to be nice with this equipment :manny:
Ave Mcree
 

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I also hate the fact that if you're working with loops that the don't automatically adjust to the tempo of the song, it seems that would be simple for a machine like this.
 

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Wait so the OP's trying to use Kontakt libraries? Ok well first off, if you want to go with a hardware sampler/sequencer, you should be using a Maschine rather than an MPC. Maschine's are MPC-inspired and made by Native Instruments. You can import Kontakt libraries into a Maschine and actually use them vst-style onboard.

With an MPC, the best you could do is sample from your libraries and use the MPC as a synth sampler. That's super old-school and pointless if you're using a DAW.

If this is your first go-round with a hardware sampler/sequencer, this is what it is. Ask yourself if you're enjoying that or if you are more comfortable with your previous methods using a DAW. Typically, what you first got comfortable with, is what you should stay with. If you like DAW's more, the best of both worlds is to get a really good MIDI pad-based controller. Akai makes them too. Pad controller with some knobs and faders on it, you can route that to what you want to control in your DAW so you still get the hardware feel without having to use a new ecosystem at the same time for your compositions.

Aside: I personally come from MPC's and prefer them to DAW's, but I also like using older MPC's. Specifically an MPC1000 with the JJOS (although I want to upgrade to a 2500 which is basically the same thing with more outputs). To folks talking about Akai's crap support, you're right, *but* the older MPC's have better after-market support than what Akai ever offered. Between JJOS for software (for the 1000 or 2500 anyway), and MPC-Stuff for hardware parts, old MPC's are in a better place now than ever before.
 
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