MPC LIVE.. II

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EnochLight
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Post 26 Jan 2021

Crumbfort wrote:
26 Jan 2021
@EnochLight

Thanks for the detailed response! This in particular really stood out to me:

"With the MPC One you’ll have to physically remove any attached SD card or USB drive and manually connect it to a port on your computer. THEY ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE WHILE IN CONTROLLER MODE. :thumbs_down: On the Live 2, they are. "


That's a big one. It would drive me a bit crazy to have to remove the SD card/usb drive every time I wanted to transfer something over to the computer. That plus the extra outs probably pushes the Live 2 over the top for me. We'll see if I end up getting one (or if the gas passes :lol: ), but if I do I think it'll be the Live 2.
No problem! If you do take the plunge, I think you'll be very happy - the current generation MPC's are the most powerful standalone production machines on the market (save for Maschine+, if you're into that sort of workflow). That said, the new Arranger Mode that's on the Akai Force is rumored to be making an appearance on the MPC's this year (hopefully), so that'll take the MPC's to the next level even more.

Just pick one up from a reputable retailer that has a generous return policy so you can give one a try and send it back if you don't like it. You'll know within a few days if it's for you. :clap: :thumbs_up:

Full disclosure: as of today, Akai still doesn't have Controller Mode working on M1 Macs, so if you've got a newer Mac, you'll be in for a wait if your goal is to use Controller Mode at all. You can, however, transfer files over USB on the Live 2 and X, as attached storage is recognized as removable storage at least.
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Post 25 May 2021

Hey guys, any of you with the live or live 2 could please clear something out for me?

Do they have the ability of bouncing audio and midi? Midi being the most important part here for me but ideally both at the same time? Does the bounce to .als option bounce the midi as well as the audio?

Thanks!

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Post 25 May 2021

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
25 May 2021
Hey guys, any of you with the live or live 2 could please clear something out for me?

Do they have the ability of bouncing audio and midi? Midi being the most important part here for me but ideally both at the same time? Does the bounce to .als option bounce the midi as well as the audio?

Thanks!
You can bounce audio very easily through a variety of ways - either by "flattening pads", or just mixing down stems. You can also convert sequences into an audio clip or samples, and obviously re-sample, which is pretty sweet. When you export as an ALS file, you can choose as MIDI or audio files - but you have to choose one or the other (not a big deal if you want both - just do MIDI first and then as Audio). Standalone Plugins, keygroups, and drum programs can be rendered as audio, or render the sequences as MIDI data. Look at the manual on page 388 for more details.

https://www.akaipro.com/amfile/file/dow ... product/6/
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Post 25 May 2021

Amazeballs. Thanks Enoch!

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Post 25 May 2021

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
25 May 2021
Amazeballs. Thanks Enoch!
Anytime! Strongly recommend the MPC Live 2. Next to the Akai Force, it's my "desert island" device.
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