How to arrange a song on the MPC Live.
A full length song, or beat on the MPC platform is a series of patterns that are chained together. These smaller patters are the building blocks for a song. So for instance you could have one patter represent the intro of a song, another patter represent the verse, and then another pattern could be the hook. Once you understand this it is extremely easy to make a full length song on the MPC.
The MPC has two basic modes when it comes to sequencing. The pattern mode lets you switch between patters on the fly, while the song mode allows you to link patterns together. To go into song mode would hit the menu button and then tap the song mode in the options menu.
What you see on the Song mode is an empty list. To populate this list there are a couple ways.
Now that you have a list of patterns in your song, now you can either hit play to listen to the result, or you can convert the list into a new sequence.
Here are the steps
Step 1. Press the Menu button
This button reveals a menu that will allow you to access the advanced functions.
Step 2. Press the Song Icon
This icon puts the MPC into Song arranging mode.
Step 3. Pres the REC button
Witch the REC button pressed, you will start to notice that it begins to blink. Now it is ready for you select the sequences that you want to be used in your song.
Step 4. Select your sequences
As highlighted on the screen, press the pads to select the order in which you want your sequences to play, you can even repeat them if you choose
Step 5. Press stop once your finished adding sequences.
If you do not do this step, the MPC will still think you want to add more sequences to your song.
Step 6. Press play to hear your results.
Sit back and relax. Congratulations you have created your first song.
Once you have done this on your own a few times, it will be come second nature and it can become extremely fast process to arranging your songs on this platform.