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By Huggie Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:23 pm
Not particularly enamoured by the tagging system in the MPC software. Having to rename potentially thousands of samples with the desired tag is tedious beyond words! Hopefully Akai will consider a more elegant solution like the NI Maschine tagging system.

Anyway... enough complaining! I have a question I'm hopping one of you experienced MPC gurus may be able to answer. Does anyone know the complete list of naming tags MPC recognises? I've worked out a few by trial and error... cowbell, rim, conga, kick, snare, hihat, cymbal, shaker, tom, clap. However there must be more! Possibly even a master list?

-Thanks
- Hugo
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By MPC-Tutor Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:55 pm
No list that I know of, another one of Akai's little secrets, they like to keep everyone guessing.

The current system is mind numbingly backward for anyone looking to develop samplepacks, no one wants to rename their samples with these convoluted hyphenated names, it also makes them incompatible with most legacy MPCs (8-16 character limit) so we have to have a different naming convention for the legacy MPC versions. The whole thing is so poorly thought out.

Personally I'd wait to see what happens when they 'officially' release 2.0 as currently the Live's browser is still clearly in beta and unfinished; we can't even 'install' expansions into the Live and there isn't a proper expansion browser there either.
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By Huggie Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:05 am
Thanks for the reply bro. Lets cross our fingers Akai do us a solid and re-do the browser tagging...

Maybe I'll do a test tomorrow and keep renaming a sample with various tags and see what shows up on the browser. I'll be sure to list them here when I'm done...

- Hugo


MPC-Tutor wrote:No list that I know of, another one of Akai's little secrets, they like to keep everyone guessing.

The current system is mind numbingly backward for anyone looking to develop samplepacks, no one wants to rename their samples with these convoluted hyphenated names, it also makes them incompatible with most legacy MPCs (8-16 character limit) so we have to have a different naming convention for the legacy MPC versions. The whole thing is so poorly thought out.

Personally I'd wait to see what happens when they 'officially' release 2.0 as currently the Live's browser is still clearly in beta and unfinished; we can't even 'install' expansions into the Live and there isn't a proper expansion browser there either.
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By Huggie Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:25 am
From checking out the factory content and testing a few tags myself...

Instrument
Block
Bongo
Chimes
Clap
Conga
Cowbell
Crash
Cymbal
Darabuka
Djembe
Falls
Fills
Gong
Impacts
HiHat
Kick
Ride
Rim
Risers
Shaker
Snap
Snare
Tabla
Tambourine
Timbale
Tom
Triangle
By urieldeveaud Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:16 am
Hi, i know this post is a little old, but is there any news about a possible list of tags ?
i am re arranging my library and it would be important to get it organized into the mpc software, without diving for hours in ti ! thanks :)
By biomaskin Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:04 am
urieldeveaud wrote:Hi, i know this post is a little old, but is there any news about a possible list of tags ?
i am re arranging my library and it would be important to get it organized into the mpc software, without diving for hours in ti ! thanks :)


No, sorry - the MPC Software is still in poor shape. One would assume it to become better over time, but it's actually the opposite. It gets worse each update. :WTF:
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By bees80 Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:22 am
biomaskin wrote:
urieldeveaud wrote:Hi, i know this post is a little old, but is there any news about a possible list of tags ?
i am re arranging my library and it would be important to get it organized into the mpc software, without diving for hours in ti ! thanks :)


No, sorry - the MPC Software is still in poor shape. One would assume it to become better over time, but it's actually the opposite. It gets worse each update. :WTF:
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