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How to Hook this up???? Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 1st September 2011
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How to Hook this up????

Hey guys, I was wondering how to chain all of my keyboards to my Mpc 2000xl? I want to use my Mpc to sequence and track everything out, then just press "play" on Logic 9 so I can record it track by track.

I have a Microkorg, Micron with Virus Snow hooked through Midi, an axiom controller keyboard for Vst's and such, and a Saffire Pro 40.

Now, is there a way to hook everything to the Mpc 2000xl and use it as the main hub?

Old 1st September 2011
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Is there a specific reason for the audio from the synths to go through the MPC? I'd just hook them straight to the Saffire and use the MPC for MIDI sequencing only.

Btw, your synths are all digital
Old 1st September 2011
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How to Hook this up????

If you're just talking about MIDI you can daisy chain them. There will be some MIDI latency so I'd put the timing critical boxes earlier in the chain and the things you use for pads at the end.

The audio goes straight to a mixer. Either virtual in the box by way of the interface or an outboard mixer if you have too many sources or want a different cue mix. If you're short on inputs you just make multiple passes with the sequencer enabling each synth or voice individually and routing that to it's own DAW track.
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