Reviews and questions about the entry-level MPC500
By LuckyMonkey Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:02 pm
Hello guys,

I have been having fun learning MPC500 fundamentals with the MPC-Forum Ebook "Beat Making on the MPC500".

Tho I cannot manage to understand the MIDI set-up. I understand that MIDI out means the information is being sent from

I do take out the Prog Assign of the track. Set up the MIDI channel accordingly, I just can't manage to play a chord on the keyboard and have it played back within my drum loop.

I don't understand the MIDI/Sync Mode, and I think that's where the problem lays.
Can someone confirm if it's all good ? Do I need to make a "MIDI handshake" for this, or one cable "MPC In - Keyboard Out" is enough ?
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By NearTao Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:29 pm
I can guess at a few issues that you're having... but you didn't give enough detail and I don't want to confuse you more.

Break it down for us...

What device do you want to press the notes/pads or otherwise create the note information?

What device do you want to accept the note information and play the sound?

Also if you've got details on what devices you have or are using that'd be awesome to help you out more.