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Old 31st August 2020
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I have been using MPC 2.0 (identical to the MPC Beats) for a while now and have an MPC Live which is great with the software. I just picked up the MPK Mini Mk3 because I wanted a keyboard for my MPC Live and thought this would go well with, especially the all black. I agree with Proverbs though that I wouldn't recommend it either as a primary controller for the software.
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can someone comment as to how similar the free beats software is, to the full version, that comes with the X.

are they the same architecture.

thanks Buddha
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dsy
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can someone comment as to how similar the free beats software is, to the full version, that comes with the X. Are they the same architecture?
thanks Buddha
Same software but limitations: 8 MIDI tracks, 2 audio tracks, etc
Of course you get more samples with MPC X.
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Same software but limitations: 8 MIDI tracks, 2 audio tracks, etc
Of course you get more samples with MPC X.
thanks.

so the lay out and design is basically the same with the full version?

just with 128 tracks instead of 8, audio and midi?
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thanks.
so the lay out and design is basically the same with the full version?
just with 128 tracks instead of 8, audio and midi?
Layout/design is not basically the same but exactly the same.

The only limitations:
- Up to 8 MIDI tracks
- Up to 2 stereo audio tracks
- 4 Send channels and 8 Submix channels

Please download the demo version of MPC Software and compare your-self.
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apologies for the pretty basic question but I am kind of novice here.

I just downloaded MPC Beats on my Mac. Played with it a bit, nice, but...

I just don't understand how can I load drum-kits to a new empty project.

I mean, all demos and templates have some specific drumkits already loaded, but how can I load another one.
I just can't find a way to do that in the UI.
I am sure it should be trivial.

When I open the Media Browser and i click the Program Icon the list is empty, If I click the Project icon I can instead see the list of demo projects (i.e. Basic Template, Classic House Demo, etc.)

Can someone help me please
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When I open the Media Browser and i click the Program Icon the list is empty
You have to install Expansions provided with MPC Beats:
- MPC Beats Producer Kits
- F9 Instruments
The download links are available in the email sent by Akai when you requested to download MPC Beats.
You can request another email message if you lost it: https://www.akaipro.com/mpc-beats

After expansions installation, you will get programs (sounds) into the Media browser.
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You have to install Expansions provided with MPC Beats:
- MPC Beats Producer Kits
- F9 Instruments
...
After expansions installation, you will get programs (sounds) into the Media browser.
oh my!
that was so obvious.

I'd been deceived by the the fact that after installing the application you can indeed use drumkits but they are part of demo projects and cannot be accessed/loaded individually

apologies and thnx a lot
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