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23rd September 2010
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Akai MPD & FL Studio

hey guys, i'm a dedicated fl studio user, and i've decided to get a controller for triggering drums mostly and maybe some samples.
I've been reading up on the mdp 26 and considering buying one.
Just a few concerns:
Is it easy to setup the fpc with the mpd and insert the sounds i want to use and start recording?
Does it have any knows issues or bugs?
Would you reccomend it for fl studio
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I have an mpd 24 and even that is easy to set up w fruity loops. the 24 doesnt have a setting for fl but it works w/ the MPC setting. I think the newer mpd 32 has a fruity loops setting...not positive
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I have an mpd 24 and even that is easy to set up w fruity loops. the 24 doesnt have a setting for fl but it works w/ the MPC setting. I think the newer mpd 32 has a fruity loops setting...not positive
Mine didnt, but its really easy to set up! Just click learn note and press a button on the MPC..done.

I dont like the FPC version that much. I like to have the option of hitting the pad (without holding it in) and it playing the whole sound. I have not been able to work out how to do this with FPC.

But by the sound of it it may be better to concider Maschine.

Aside from that its all good.
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Mine didnt, but its really easy to set up! Just click learn note and press a button on the MPC..done.

I dont like the FPC version that much. I like to have the option of hitting the pad (without holding it in) and it playing the whole sound. I have not been able to work out how to do this with FPC.

But by the sound of it it may be better to concider Maschine.

Aside from that its all good.
the FPC plays the whole sound when you hit the pad.
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the FPC plays the whole sound when you hit the pad.
Mine doesnt. If the sample goes for 3 seconds i have to hold the pad in for 3 seconds.

Ive always hated this. Can you tell me how to change it?

Sorry to hijack the thread a little.
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Have you tried adjusting the CUT or Release?
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Mine doesnt. If the sample goes for 3 seconds i have to hold the pad in for 3 seconds.

Ive always hated this. Can you tell me how to change it?

Sorry to hijack the thread a little.
Just set the cut/release to --
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It is easy to set up the Akai MPD 26 with FL Studio's FPC. Though I've used mine for about 2 months and now I'm thinking about getting rid of it.
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It is easy to set up the Akai MPD 26 with FL Studio's FPC. Though I've used mine for about 2 months and now I'm thinking about getting rid of it.
Really? Im about to pick a MPD up...hope i stick to it.

I dont think ill be using FPC tho...if i migrate to Cubase, itll be groove one.

Else Battery from what I've seen its capable of.
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how do i use the note repeat with fl studio and mpd26
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I use the MPD26 with FL Studio and love it. However, I did a few things before getting it to work the way I want it to.

1. Install the MPD editor that you can download from Akai's website if it doesn't come in the box.

2. Change your pads to correspond to the midi notes you want them to. I pretty much just have my MPD FL Studio preset to chromatic. This is very useful when you also want to use the Fruity Slicer and quickly map out notes from a 4 bar loop sliced into 16 pieces.

3. Map your notes on an empty FPC and save that as your default. You're good to go.

*Optional*

4. Purchase Poise. It's like an FPC only much better in my opinion as it allows you to adjust start/stop points of samples from within the plugin instead of having to open Edison and save a new version of the file. The only difficulty of this method (easy-medium) is linking Poise to your mixer.
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