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Sidechain on MPC live?

hi, is there a way to sidechain a bass sample to a kick drum or other pad within the MPC Live to make the bass duck out? or can the effect be achieved with another technique? thanks
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  • Meanwhile we all can just make our beats in the MPC and sidechain them later in a more sophisticated mix-centric DAW....
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    • Pete we have different generation, in your 80's there was no internet, people were more ignorant. Now a lot people post good features idea to forum and all AKAI have to do is just kick their developers and make great soft that can be easily achieved and people can be happy forever. Why they dont want it?
    • Actually it's your privalaged millenial generation that's ignorant.

      Although true we didn't have the internet, we also didn't sound alike and heavily rely on cheap parlor tricks like you kids do today.

      Like in this video I posted https://youtu.be/59FIYv4BHD0, you can excercise your self-entitled minds and invest in a analog compressor for dirt cheap and you will have real side chaining.

      But what do I know?

      I'm just an old fossil from the 80's with over 35 years of record making experience....

      ;)
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    The team that coded iMPC Pro for Ipad got it right I guess. One pad ducks down the master channel.
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  • Hey Everyone,

    I made a quick video for those of you who wants side chain compression for your MPC Live/MPC X https://youtu.be/59FIYv4BHD0
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  • Hey Pete. Im sure you have the best intentions. But people in this thread including me want sidechaining in the box. Please stop making this thread about you and alternatives.

    Just like you im also a dinosaur. I know the alternatives. But its 2018. Things evolve. We already made the point that it's industry standard and almost all the competition has this feature. Cost of software is cheap for a developer, you duplicate code almost for free in as much products as you want. You dont need costly outboard gear anymore. Sure often outboard gear sounds better but thats another discussion. It makes the process more efficient so you can put your energy into music making instead of the technical stuff. This principle goes for a lot of processes in the world. I often also dislike newer generations because of their lack of initiative, but I do acknowledge the progress in efficiency it sparks.

    Btw personally I would be happy with a simple volume ducker effect like LFOtool.
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    • Also if you think those compressors are nasty, then it says a great deal about your lack of skill, which would explain why your generation relies on plugins as a crutch...
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    • I think you lazy kids are soft, spoiled, unimaginative, self-entitled brats.

      I'm pretty sure if 2.3 includes PDC and side-chaining you'd find something else to whine and cry to corporate mommy about.

      Continue on with your __ism, this old man is wasting no more time on trying to help you infantile fools...
    • Pete, thank you for the laser-focused overgeneralised assumption on the participants of this thread, where can we acquire such wisdom? Can you post another youtube link please, you tough lil OG you? ))

      Funny you're using the X, being such a titan of the old-school ethics. Why use new stuff made for lazy kids who want shortcuts?

      Wait, it's not related to the topic of this thread, so: move on with your blessed life, let the kids moan for the features you _will_ buy next time there's a new toy to grab from AKAI.
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  • Me: Please stop making this thread about you

    Pete: I never made this about me

    Hmm maybe you should check this thread again? This is what they call thread hijacking. I think its better you channel your energy into making awesome music. Peace mate.

    IN TEH BOX SIDECHAINING FTW!!1 ;-)
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    "I think you lazy kids are soft, spoiled, unimaginative, self-entitled brats.

    I'm pretty sure if 2.3 includes PDC and side-chaining you'd find something else to whine and cry to corporate mommy about.

    Continue on with your __ism, this old man is wasting no more time on trying to help you infantile fools..."

    I think you are angry because you've been making music for 30 odd years and you dont have as much to show for it as you'd like, and you are taking that out on the kids... its fucken embarrassing dude.

    I'm not as old as you, im 37 years old, having toured the usa and europe for around 10 years i know the desire to have a portable production machine with all the bells and whistles. (and in this day in age, i dont want my email notifications to be popping up while im making music)

    You keep ignoring the fact that even the cheap compressors have sidechaining and instead throwing insults and then saying "you kids cant handle criticism"
    its not criticism, you dont know anything about the people on this site.

    Its the same as if the eq didn't have a q adjustment, its a feature you expect, and if these machines didn't have it we'd ask for it.
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    We really hope the fu**ing chain s#it gets sorted out ..that this thread can have its chance to get deleted for all time. Fu**ing how, it's all about music w or w/o chainz.

    PSOUND
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    How the hell do I get out of this thread. We just want side chain. Don’t need hear about what gen sucks or is better. We need to work together to send Numark a message. Please sell Akai back to the Japanese! They put arpeggiator on mpc 5000 but with modern technology can’t even do on a live. So I’m pretty sure Akai is gonna make live users use the mpc software to get what we need. My shit is on eBay cuz I can’t take this forum or the 2 year wait on reply about sidechain.
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  • I would love a built in side-chain function on the MPC X so I don't have to leave standalone mode.
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  • Pete. Any alternative for the Alesis 3630? it is discontinued and I live in Australia so I don't think I will find it anytime soon. I would also like to use it for my guitars.

    Those compressors that come with the MPC kind of work but I am not sure what is the difference (Maters, VCA, Opto...) I read a bit but still did not get it.

    By the way... a lower Attack value means quicker response right? same with the release I suppose.

    I really wish we could see the meter while playing with these parameters in standalone mode :/ (MPC Live).
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