Map drum sound to Akai MPK mini MK3 pads

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Map drum sound to Akai MPK mini MK3 pads

Post by bmyregaard » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:39 pm

Hi all. I must be missing something, but I'm not sure. I can hear my MPK MK3 controller play virtual instruments. I can select a drum kit and it will play all the drums, cymbals, etc. But can I re-arrange the drum kit sounds and choose what sounds play on certain keyboard pads, instead of the keys? (Eg, kick and snare on the pads) Can't seem to figure that out. Do I have to map the pads in the Akai Editor? In Mixcraft? Or both? Do I choose a kit first? No tutorials have been able to get me on the right path, and believe me, I've watched them all, many times:(
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Re: Map drum sound to Akai MPK mini MK3 pads

Post by Acoustica Greg » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:51 pm

Hi,

It depends on the virtual instrument you're using. With Acoustica Studio Drums, you'd have to change it on your Akai.

If you were using Omni Sampler, you could use whatever sample you wanted.

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Re: Map drum sound to Akai MPK mini MK3 pads

Post by Rolling Estonian » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:02 pm

I use EZDRUMMER2 and I have to go to Akai Editor to match the cc# of the drum I want to the pad. Now with presets I have 4 drum kits set up just the way I like. As Greg said you could map the sample to a sampler as there are no individual programmable cc# for their drums.

I'd recommend trying out EZD2 or the free MT Power Drumkit.

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Re: Map drum sound to Akai MPK mini MK3 pads

Post by bmyregaard » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:50 pm

Tx for the info. I learned how to use the Omni Sampler and put my sounds on the pads. Now I'm trying to learn the Omni 8 Out, but I can't seem to get the pads to record onto different "child" tracks. I get no "+" button on my Omni 8 track. I have different sounds on different pads, and each pad has a different Output number in the sampler. But the recording is all on one track. Haven't found a video, etc to help with this. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Map drum sound to Akai MPK mini MK3 pads

Post by bmyregaard » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:50 pm

I got it now:) Eric helped get me on the right track! Tx!
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Re: Map drum sound to Akai MPK mini MK3 pads

Post by Elkwood » Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:33 pm

I have a new Akai MPK miniplus. Has anyone found/made a midi mapper program for MPK miniplus to Mixcraft 9?

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Re: Map drum sound to Akai MPK mini MK3 pads

Post by Acoustica Greg » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:31 am

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