Reviews and questions about the entry-level MPC500
By zrnest Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:59 am

He uses a RC-505 looper to be able to record "on the fly" and automatically play in loop :

I'd like to do something similar with the MPC500. It works great when playing with pads :

* Go on Track 1 => PLAY + RECORD => play with the pads and let the loop run
* move to track 2 => play with the pads while the loop is still running
* move to track 3 => ...
* Then use [TRACK MUTE] to mute/unmute tracks

All this is possible without stopping, this is great.

Question : I'd like to do the same but with recording sound from EXTERNAL instruments (INPUT JACK).
Do you see a workflow for which we can let the 4 bars run in loop (without having to stop), record samples from an external instrument, play it in loop, then record another sample, play it in loop, etc.


PS: I sold my MPC1000 (OSJJ) a few years ago, and just bought the MPC500 because I needed something portable / battery powered, as I'm often on the road...
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By Ill-Green Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Hmmm, what you want is called Live Sampling. Its not doable because you always have to assign the sample to a pad and bank after recording, which is that "interruption".

Believe me, I tried many ways to accomplish what you ask, its just not doable during sampling.