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By MPC-Tutor Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:46 am

‘The Piano Suite’ is an Instrument Expansion featuring four beautifully multisampled acoustic pianos; a Modern Grand, a Vintage Upright, an Antique Grand and a Saloon Bar Piano for the MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Studio, MPC Renaissance & MPC Touch.

Each instrument has been recorded over multiple dynamic levels to fully capture its original nuances and tone - simply load up a patch and instantly start adding authentic acoustic piano performances to your MPC beats.

There’s a total of 30 ready-made sound patches included, all fully configured and mapped across your pads to provide a wide range of ‘out-of-the-box’ piano sounds suitable for all genres of music.

Program previews are included for all patches, and everything is tagged for use in the MPC Software Media Browser. Patches can be played using your pads or via an attached MIDI keyboard; all instruments are fully compatible with the MPCs ‘pad perform’ mode.

The collection comes with two separate installers; a dedicated version for standalone use in the MPC X/MPC Live and a separate MPC Software Expansion installer for use in the Expansion Browser (compatible with both MPC Software 2.0 and 1.9), perfect for the MPC Studio, MPC Renaissance and MPC Touch.

The Piano Suite is the third release in our ‘MPC Instrument Foundations’ series, a range of standalone-friendly instruments built to take full advantage of the features available in the new generation of MPCs.
By K_Dua Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:47 pm
As a multi-instrumentalist looking for a standalone solution for recording and playing live, the MPC Live looks brilliant with these expansions.
Is one able to play and record the Piano with full range of sounds & sound quality, with a MIDI instrument, in standalone mode ?
How is the data stored in the MPC's disk ? (what format)
Is it a .WAV file.. Can it be stored as a SMF as well ?
Can one export it to Logic or Pro Tools for eg ?

Is there any orchestra sound library in the works ..or any kind of ethnic and tuned percussion, for eg?
Or... guitar/bass VST-like sounds and effects..

Any further news, on this front ?
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By MPC-Tutor Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:52 pm
Yes more sounds coming on a regular basis, the main focus is on 'real' instruments, hopefully a new expansion ready next week.

The MPC saves everything in WAV format along with an MPC program file. You can bounce your MIDI sequences/tracks made with the instrument to audio and export to Logic etc.
By kday Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:20 pm

I'm looking for some big Brass Hits, and some big String hits and some Trap Horns, and some Orchestra Hits and Orchestra string and Brass sounds and some real Bass stuff. That would be nice.