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Stevejaz
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New member saying Hi

I looked in search but see no mention of MPC at all. I have a BCF2000, BCR2000 and BFC1010 which have been sitting idle for probably 15 years or more. Never could get my head around them at all with a computer. Recently bought an MPC Live2, which I want to use as the sequencer, main brain, centre piece (whatever you want to call it) of a 21st century one man band. Also have Alesis SR18, Korg Wavestate and Moog Subphaty. Combine all that with guitar and vocals and you get the general idea.  My aim is to build on current busking I do at local Farmers Market etc. Hope to get to a paid gig standard.

So far I am having moderate success. I am getting midi learn to work on all devices within the MPC hardware but it is an extremely slow process, further complicated by the fact that all settings will be continually altered as I develop my set up. 

I am hoping to be able to work within the MPC software environment plus the edit software for the Behringer devices, saving templates from the MPC software to the hardware, in much the same way the edit software loads to the hardware devices via SysEx files in the Behringer hardware.

Hope all this makes sense. I also hope it is doable.

Cheers Steve.

 

Mark van den Berg
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Hi Steve,

Welcome to the forums!

I looked in search but see no mention of MPC at all.

For me that's simply because I hadn't heard about it. In fact, I had to google it blush.
So I can't help you on the MPC side, at least not in general terms. But of course if you have any specific questions involving any hardware that my applications support, you can ask in the pertinent forums.

I am getting midi learn to work on all devices within the MPC hardware but it is an extremely slow process, further complicated by the fact that all settings will be continually altered as I develop my set up.

I must admit that I've never been a fan of MIDI Learn functions: I always have the feeling that MIDI Learn functions do things "behind my back": I want to "know". So I prefer to study how I can make settings on the hardware/software devices themselves, and to figure out the required MIDI messages (from the manuals, the applications, or my own tests): then I know exactly what each device expects.

You have a very rich set of devices!
However, from experience I know that such wealth can cause great confusion initially.
So my advice would be to concentrate on one device at a time: try to find out which MIDI messages the device receives and sends etc. Once you know how to program the device itself and are at least somewhat familiar with the device's MIDI specs, you can start trying to make another device communicate with it.
One technique I often use is to analyze a device with my MIDI Tools application. The "MIDI input messages" window allows you to see exactly what the device is sending, and MIDI Tools can send many different types of messages to the device as well.

Hope this helps,
   Mark.