MPC X, Live & Touch - Full-featured arpeggiator

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Hi There,

To be at the centre of a creative or live workflow, the MPC X, Live & Touch need a full-featured arpeggiator for use with midi, cv and samples.

An arp could obviously be used with synths (many don't have one, including many classics) but also to generate/randomise hats or other samples for cool effects (as well as live):
- Specify notes via 16 step editor
- Specify notes via pads
- Specify notes via scale/chord
- Randomise notes via scale/chord
- Randomise notes
- Adjust global gate of all notes
- Global chromatic transpose of notes (-/+12)
- Specify octaves (1-4)
- Up
- Down
- Up/Down
- Down/Up
- The pad order played
- Random order
- 16 step play/rest pattern
- Radomise play/rest pattern
- 16 step velocity pattern (for accents)
- Radomise velocities or randomise between a specified range (like 60-127 etc)
- 16 step glide pattern
- Radomise glide pattern
- Rate controll or sync to internal BPM, tap tempo, MIDI clock
- Play 2/4/8/16/32 division of the synced beat
- Swing control
- Real time editing of the above while arp and/or sequence is running

While a basic arp is manditory (come on, it's a classic effect) please go all-out - make it simple to use via the touch screen, make it fun and make it awesome!

There's already a basic arpeggiator request for v2.0 but it's locked so I couldn't add to it.

Also, could the MPC X and Live be added to the 'Related product/service' list.

Cheers

Ben
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Posted 3 years ago

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Corey S, Official Rep

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Hi Ben,

Thanks for your interest in the new MPCs! I'll be happy to pass your notes along to our team :)
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buildingbridges

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wow, over 3 years ago .. ; )
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Elektrobolt

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Yep, it's the same for proper MIDI implementation (what Akai calls multi mode), mapping ports/channels to/from tracks, USB MIDI out, pad mapping and a multitude of other things that people have spoken of in this forum.

For a device that's coming from a family of devices named MIDI Production Center, it's pretty lame. Though this is no longer the official full title of MPC.
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Okimnotarobot

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What ever happened to official rep ‘Corey S’? Can anyone at Akai tell us about the status of features “under consideration” please? Thanks.
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Scott Rader

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This is crucial. This will put the new MPC either on par or past most groove boxes.
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d.rix

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I think it's an important feature to really complete the midi sequencer features!
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rel-fi

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Fantastic idea!
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Anton Shuvalov

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Please, I need this one
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neutralize

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yes +1
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Simo

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+1
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Kike Rivera

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Must have
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Ro Bert

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+1
And please add " as played " Mode
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barth

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+1 !

This and the ability to audio sidechain beetween tracks.

But arpegiattor first, it's an absolute need !
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Frisbi

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I totally agree. It's a shame a beast like mpc live doesn't have an arpeggiator and an arp gate. Even a toy like elektribe has a good one. Come on.
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Brvn

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This is really important! Can't wait for that
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Parkathus

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I couldn't agree more, I really miss this coming from Maschine.
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Robert Hugo

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And please, no requirement to use the MPC 2.0 software.
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mR.yeUk

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As a MPC Live owner that works in standalone mode 85% of the time, arpeggiator please!
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Bogusław Koszela

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me 100% :P
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Keyon E. Rich Sr.

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Arpeggiator please
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Frisbi

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As a mpc live owner working 100% in standalone, arpeggiator please!!!! And maybe also arp gate!
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Robert Hugo

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It would be awesome if MIDI Channels could be extended to include MIDI Inserts (i.e. be able to use MIDI Effects).

Then convert the already existing Pad Perform chord functionality into a MIDI Effect and add this proposed Arpeggiator as a MIDI Effect.

Then make the Pad Perform be able to perform using MIDI Effects (i.e. make it a sort of global MIDI Insert).

To top it off, enable perhaps 4 MIDI Inserts (like the audio equivalent), so one could be a MIDI Chord and then a MIDI Arpeggiator. Now I would be play one note that turns into a chord that turns into an arpeggio.
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+1... It would be nice to have an “arpegio designing screen” like the one in octatrack were you can wite an arpegio using a 16 step grid.
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mR.yeUk

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That feature would make the Live even more exquisite. Fingers crossed!
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junglejingle 78

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yes we need arp.

also midi fx for external gear something sweat as rs7000 midi delay, plus more

cause " mpc x will be the central hub of your studio"
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jajaja please thats so nice to have
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shveddi

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+1
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PSOUND

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+1
- 16 step velocity pattern (for accents+paning)
- Swing control
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Motjepieper

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Yep, good one +1
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moof74

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++1 for this feature request
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tellyquin .

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arp sounds wonderful ...but with a little more fun like
junglejingle 78 was saying