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  • Dark Lane
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    Converting Song to new Sequence doesn't work
    Hi All I've created a song with seven steps of 8 or 16 bars each and it plays and exports to audio perfectly. Now I'm trying to create a single sequence so i can export each individual track into Pro Tools so I can mix it better but the sequence it creates is corrupted and doesn't play properly. It seems to have mixed up the different tracks and programs and it's a mess. Is this a known problem or is there a limitation I'm running into? Or is it user error? I'm using MPC Beats v2.8.3 (64 bit) on Windows 10 Home with Scarlett Solo audio interface. Thanks Steve
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  • Joe A
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    Re: Converting Song to new Sequence doesn't work
    Hi Steve - When you talk about exporting a sequence, do you mean exporting a Standard MIDI File? If so, make sure that all the tracks are on different MIDI channels and that you're exporting the SMF as a Type 1 SMF, which [on Import] will have separate tracks for every MIDI channel; if you export as Type 0 all the tracks/channels will be mixed into one, which kind of sounds like what you're describing..
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  • Dark Lane
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    Joined: May 14th, 2020
    Re: Converting Song to new Sequence doesn't work
    Hi Joe Actually, I'm planning to export the rendered audio for each track not the MIDI. But the problem is before I get to that point. Because MPC Beats is designed as a series of sequences (verse/bridge/chorus etc), it should be possible to join them up into one complete sequence for the whole song, (like you would get in a traditional DAW) within the app before exporting each track. That's what I'm trying to do and where the app seems to have a bug, unless I'm doing something wrong. If this still isn't clear just let me know and I'll post a video of what I'm trying to do in the app. Thanks Steve
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  • Joe A
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    Re: Converting Song to new Sequence doesn't work
    Hi Steve - Ok, now I understand what you're trying to do.. I assume you're following the steps in video #22 [Exporting Stems] of the course linked above, and choosing "Explode Tracks" to get separate audio stems for each track..? If that's what you're doing and it's still not working, then maybe there is a bug.. I can't find a manual on the Akai website for the MPC Beats software, and since I don't have it here I can't test it, but maybe another MPC user/guru will weigh in with a suggestion..
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  • Dark Lane
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    Joined: May 14th, 2020
    Re: Converting Song to new Sequence doesn't work
    Hi Joe Yes, I'm following the details in the class (although it was Booker's class MPC Software 101 course, not Alex's - I accidently linked to the wrong class on this post, sorry) Anyway, I've worked around the problem by exporting each track from each individual sequence as a separate audio file and then reassembling them in ProTools. It was a bit of a pain having to do it seven times but worked fine in the end: https://soundcloud.com/user-522587607/cee-0-vee-1-dee/s-aklk6lnlgks By the way, how did you manage to paste a screen image to your post? I tried to do a screen shot from MPC Beats but this forum website wouldn't allow me to paste the image file (PNG). Is there a particular file format that you used? Cheers Steve
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  • Joe A
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    Re: Converting Song to new Sequence doesn't work
    Hey Steve - Great! I'm glad you got it working.. Sorry, only the Forum Moderator (that's me) can post images -- that limitation is part of the site's aggressive anti-spam protections..
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