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Logic 9 **Please Help Recording from MPC to Logic**

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by keidrickh, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. keidrickh

    keidrickh New Member

    Hello,

    I am new to Logic. I am trying to figure out how to setup logic to record the the samples I have created on my MPC. So basically I want to play the samples on the MPC and have logic to record the sounds to the arrange window. Please help, also thanks in advance!!
     
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  3. Eddie Sullivan

    Eddie Sullivan Senior member

    MPC and Logic

    First thing- if you are new to Logic, you should spend some time in Logic and learn Logic. Logic is a complex software and doing what seems like a simple thing, like recording your MPC, requires that you spend at least some time learning Logic.

    Recording the output of your MPC requires that you think about 2 things, getting audio into Logic and getting MIDI into Logic. So you will need an audio interface with enough inputs to correspond to the outputs you are using on the MPC and that will record the audio, and you will need a MIDI interface (perhaps your audio interface has MIDI) so that you can synchronize the MPC with Logic and record any sequences you have performed on the MPC.

    In Logic you will need to create audio tracks that correspond to the physical ins and out of your MPC and audio interface. So say you are using 4 outputs of the MPC and those outputs are plugged into 4 inputs of the audio interface, you need to create 4 audio tracks in Logic that correspond to them. Then you need to set up Logic to send MIDI clock, and the MPC to recieve MIDI clock, this way 'songs' or sequences on the MPC play back in time. You should have a MIDI 'in' and a MIDI 'out' hooked up between the MPC and the MIDI ports hooked up to your computer. You should also create some MIDI tracks in Logic, it is really nice to have the raw MIDI data generated from the MPC for editing later on.
     
  4. keidrickh

    keidrickh New Member

    Well I have created about 20 songs in Logic but I am no logic pro by far. Do I need to do anything with the enviroments to accomplish the recording from the mpc to logic?
     
  5. Eddie Sullivan

    Eddie Sullivan Senior member

    There are some things about Logic's environments that help with certain tasks, but really you should not need to use environments to simply get audio and MIDI into Logic from the MPC...

    Do what I did- get Native Instruments Maschine- works as a plug in in Logic- much easier way to do MPC-style performance, sampling and sequencing... it's killer... : )

    http://imsproav.com/main/NATIVE17924.html

    http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/products/producer/maschine/
     
  6. keidrickh

    keidrickh New Member

    ok i have my mpc setup but when I add a audio track in logic all i get is this high pitch noise. what am i doing wrong please someone help me!!!
     
  7. grooveiron

    grooveiron Member

    If this happens when you press record, you maybe have feedback resulting from recording the track's own output. Change the input or output assignations.
     
  8. keidrickh

    keidrickh New Member

    I have no devices plugged in I removed my MPC and my midi Keyboard just to see if that would make a difference and I still get the noise.
     
  9. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    keidrickh, it might help anyone trying to help you if you would provide details of your system, as listed out here under 7. Systemdetails

    kind regards

    Mark
     
  10. grooveiron

    grooveiron Member

    If you change the output of the audio track to "no output" does it still happen?
     
  11. keidrickh

    keidrickh New Member

    It's doing the same thing but I dont hear the noise anymore. I can tell it's still doing it because I see the mixer meter and the meter next to the track moving.
     
  12. grooveiron

    grooveiron Member

    Perhaps try switching the input source? With and without the Output being changed...
     
  13. keidrickh

    keidrickh New Member

    No Luck this is really weird
     
  14. grooveiron

    grooveiron Member

    What is your audio hardware?
     
  15. keidrickh

    keidrickh New Member

    I am using the MPC2000. I have made some progress. I have it now where I know midi information is being transmitted between Logic and the MPC2000. I can trigger the song on my MPC2000 by hitting the play button in Logic but if I hit record in Logic it triggers the song on the MPC2000, once the song has completed I return to Logic and play what was record.. the only sound that comes out of the speakers is the metronome. Can some help me.

    In Logic I create a new project with an audio track.. Is this the correct way to record the song from the MPC.
     
  16. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Is there any particular reason why, despite having been asked more than once, you haven't provided necessary details?
     
  17. keidrickh

    keidrickh New Member

    I am sorry oversight on my part.

    MPC2000
    Logic 9 Pro
    Macbook 2GHz processor Core 2 Duo, Memory @GB, OSX 10.6.2
    I am using the built in audo interface

    I am sorry about the late response. Please forgive me!
     
  18. grooveiron

    grooveiron Member

    It could be that the built-in speakers are feeding back through the built-in microphone. You will still see the meters responding to input. Try changing inputs to "Line" if it is set to "mic"
     
  19. grooveiron

    grooveiron Member

    Actually, the place to make this change is in the Audio Preferences window, where you can choose between Built-in Microphone and Built-in Input.
     
  20. keidrickh

    keidrickh New Member

    Should I be running the cable from my MPC2000 to the headphone jack or the other jack on my macbook?.

    Ok I went to System Preferences --> Sound .. and this is what I have.

    OutPut
    Name: Type:
    Internal Speakers Built-In Output

    Input
    Name: Type:
    Internal microphone Built-in Microphone
    Line In Built-in Input.
     
  21. grooveiron

    grooveiron Member

    Your MPC2000 output will connect to the Macbook input (the other jack than the headphones)

    You don't need to go to system preferences to do what I was suggesting - it's all inside Logic. Choose Preferences and click the Audio tab - that's where you find the options for I/O.
     

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