Originally Posted by noraKat
What I don't like about the MPC-4000 (and I owned the 3000) is that each new sample loaded by default is made to play only the duration you hold the key. If you want it to play till the end, even for just a tap, which was the default for the 3000, then you have to dig into the menu's to find the setting and change it for every new sound you load. It is not in a very convenient place to change it.
Anyone know how to change the defaults so every sample will play to it's end?
I don't think there is a default. unless the setting of the last sample is taken for the next sample.
you would be better to set up the programs zones to over-ride the samples own settings. then when you load that sample into a programs zone the program will be doing what you want. you have to have the samples in program zones anyhow so, no real issue there. it's far easier to do this in AkSys for every zone of every keymap. having a few generic sampler programs is just as useful as having DAW templates. in fact more so.
here are the settings you could use.
.......... Cases for these Zone settings.
In the Zones (set) Pitch & Playback to
CONT - ONE SHOT.
1: The samples Pitch will be read directly from the samples Root Pitch setting.
2: The Sample will be played from start to end.
see post #31 on this thread for a more in depth description of these kinds of modes. AKAI Z8 or MPC4000 Tricks & Tips ?
Also, you can convert a normal pitched instrument or what's usually termed a (keymap) to a (drum-map) in the MPC4K / Z8 Engine. that might make all the zones sample playback become (one shot).
I'm surprised that the MPC1K and 2500 are 96ppqn.
the only way to obtain the swing resolutions a 96ppqn produces, I can see, would have to be done by swinging the mid clock.
That's possibly why these units are often reported as loosing swing under certain external clocking conditions.
lots of Roland equipment still uses pre-emphasis because their D to As are de-emphasizing by default.
which would be ok if all the equipment had a gain change algorithm so you didn't destroy samples with
hi frequency content when applying the (necessary) pre-emphasis curve. sadly I don't think many of them do.
The MV series certainly don't. it's their most serious design flaw. make sure you reduce the sample peak to
-13db before you transfer & load them in. it's the only logical way to do it.