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Reiterating wishlist MPCX/Live STANDALONE (they're already computers, no need for a seconds)

These seems to me as the more requested things, and in no particular order:
(And I added some personal wants to them as well.)

Map Tracks to MIDI Input Ports 1, 2 or USB. (a.k.a. multitimbral)

Map Pads to MIDI Notes. With save/load of entire pad maps. (e.g. for drum machines and other devices that have a preset set of MIDI notes)

List Editor event filtering, insert, edit and thinning. (thinning automates the removal of too many events of a particular type based on quantize)

Mod Matrix, i.e. more and flexible modulations. (e.g. an envelope to modulate pitch, more LFO waveform types)

Keygroup Programs legato mode (no envelope retriggering) and glide/portamento with that.

Reorder within, move/copy between effect racks. Add save/load racks.

Grid Editor visual and touch management of automation and MIDI CC. Similar to the bars in the step sequencer but with a 'rope', with thinning.

An easier but practical solution would be preset curves over a specified time period. (E.g. a dialog where you pick a event type, a timespan and a curve, which over the timespan would remove all existing events of the type and insert a quantized set, based on the curve. This would also work in both editors.)

'Full' and editable arpeggiator. With save/load arpeggiator parameter setups.

Track notes, where I would rather prefer 'MPC Type' notes, so notes could be added to any type inside of the MPC: Sequence, Track, Program, etc. (Think of Pad Maps, Arpeggiator, etc.)

Expand the touch screen gesture abilities so we could do more without having to switch modes when adding, deleting or editing. (e.g. two finger zoom and scroll, always, in grid editor.)

In addition to expansion packs, we should be able to organize basic files and folders.

The more modular parts that we are able to save/load ourselves, the more we can work around missing features (such as copy/paste). Not that I want to do this, but it would resolve a bit of tension and frustration.
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  • Hey Robert,

    Thanks for posting!

    Thanks for taking a minute to write this up! While it is totally great to have it here so the community can talk about it, I want to make sure that the right eyes in development get to see this information as well. Be sure to submit this information 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!

    If you need an alternative method of submitting feedback, you may use the following links:

    MPC - Submit a Feature Request

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    Thanks for your feedback!
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  • I should probably have written the original 'Map to Notes' like this instead:

    Re-map the MIDI Notes for the Pads. With save/load of entire pad re-maps. (e.g. for drum machines and other devices that have a preset set of MIDI notes)
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  • I am very happy that there is an Insert in the List Editor, but I have to say that the implementation is something to improve upon. Great if you are adding one or two events. However, if you want to do a series for example, it is a hassle.

    This is why I suggested an insert dialog where you can add one or more over a range of time (e.g. 2 bars), some resolution (e.g. quantize) and according to some shape (e.g. curve).
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  • After further exploring USB MIDI (also in separate thread) I've come across lacking support by the software of hardware that are included and are supported.

    A MidiPlus 8x8 interface (my situation and example, but also goes for any keyboard controller with MIDI In/Out Ports) is only enabled in terms of the MIDI Input Ports and treated as one. Meaning all MIDI Input Ports (8) and the two built-in are all treated as one big MIDI Input Port. At least they CAN be used, the problem then is that it is not very useful to have more than one MIDI Input Port.

    The MIDI Out Ports are not listed anywhere (that I can find) inside the MPCX. Obviously the MPCX finds or can find them since it depends on 'class compliance'. This means that a USB MIDI device is required to be able to communicate using a predetermined driver format, i.e. no special driver needs to be installed.

    So effectively, and jokingly, I wrote that I am able to use about a quarter of my new MIDI interface, because of less than adequate MIDI implementation in the MPCX.

    Of course, I cannot blame Akai for me purchasing the interface, and why would I? It's an excellent MIDI interface. I can however bitch, and hard at that, about the lack of needed functionality of the X. I am fulfilling my end of the argument, how about you people, Akai? Now fulfill my dream, please. Oh, that got bent, but somehow sounded right... :)

    Full MIDI implementation in hardware AND software is all we ask... at least when it comes to the MIDI side of things. Come on, this is such a fabulous machine in almost all other aspects. Yeah, you're right, we'll never stop the whine, but what's the point of cheese then? Anyways, apleeeasE!
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  • Time signature, well, I am just baffled TBH, I wanted to change my TS from the default (which was 4/4) to 3/4, but I can't. That's it.

    I can change the default TS for a new project, and I can INSERT bars with a different time signature, but I cannot change an already existing project. Well, that is just a bum situation. I mean, obviously Akai already realized that it is a necessity. But I need to be able to change the direction of my existing music creations too.

    With already limited copy/paste, and limited ability to save/load, I am already constrained with managing between projects. It is unreasonable to expect anyone to have to change a default setting, create a new project and re-populate all music data that is already there on the drive in a different project, or to insert space and then try to copy data around.
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