Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:26 am
Thanks Lampdog. I've been going thru the manual and following step by step the indexes, these days skipping some just to get a feel of the machine, and to make sure all the features work properly (sampling, in and outs, midi master/slave, metronome, set metronome with pad, how many clicks till it's set, etc) and so far it's been pretty smooth.
These days I'm not messing with the memory, neither the RAM or CF memory, just getting a feel of my MPC. I'll probably reset it to factory when I know I won't be erasing anything important. It came with an extra CF 128MB card, and the AKAI Sample Library, so I'll be for now saving my stuff there, and in my computer.
And doing everything on the box. Sampling from the box, editing, cropping, sample stretching, etc.
Thanks Ill-Green. I read, maybe somewhere in this forum, that one (or many) of the MPCs can read more than what is specified in the RAM memory specs, due to the slots been used in the RAM simultaneously. I don't remember how it goes now, but probably you guys with more usage of the MPCs know that little trade of the craft and how it works. I'll be looking at it later.
Thanks Simon, when I'll have a chance, most def will buy AKAI brand, made specifically for the MPC500, if the double RAM memory thing doesn't work for the 500. I'll be checking it out. I want it working stable.
I'm finishing some Ableton live sets for next week, then I'm plunging deep into the MPC, and mixing my MPC time with some scratching and Ableton, and overall music stuff. Been keeping my ears wide open for any songs to sample melodies from, and kicks and snares, the usual. Then writing it down. I pretty much love the idea of doing EVERYTHING inside the MPC500 and the fact that is mobile, and can be powered by AAs.