bob1028 Posted June 27, 2012 Share Posted June 27, 2012 Hi, today I recieved my brand new Akai Mpk Mini midi keyboard in the mail. Even though I've been a frequent Logic Express 8 user for the last two-three years, I realized I was going to have some trouble mapping the knobs and pads. I find that I don't understand the editor that comes along with the keyboard (where one does the mapping). I get the idea, but my knowledge of basic midi is so bleak I need to ask some questions before I can start making my hit-songs.. Please feel free to elaborate your answers since my understanding of midi is limited. I've also added a picture of the editor so that any experienced logic/midi users might be able to help me without actually owning an Akai Mpk Mini. So, I (think) I get that CC controls different functions and parameters, and that these will need to be assigned to the pads and knobs. How do I know which number (0-127/1-128 right?) triggers which function? If I want a knob 1 to control frequency within a high pass filter, is this possible? what about volume fader on a highlighted track? Each pad has four options: Note #, PC #, CC # and momentary (which is a switch that toggles between momentary and toggle). What does pc and cc do? What do they control within logic? I get that the note # should correspond with the key where my chosen sample is on the keyboard, but as you can see, it's not getting me very far. Basically I'm getting the sample/triggering the synth I want, but if I were to switch to toggle on a pad, how would I go about for instance making that pad a mute or solo button? In the bottom right corner of the editor tempo can be set. Am I right in assuming that the tempo set there is only relevant when the arp clock is set to internal (/not following logics tempo)? And why won't the keys respond when the arp clock is set to external? Also, I can't make out the difference between transposition and octave? Last, and probably the laziest question: I know there are 16 midi channels, but seeing as both keys/knobs and pads can all run on the same channel, what's the purpose of running them on different channels? So they can control different tracks or plug-ins? I hope anyone can be bothered to read the whole post! Thanks in advance! -bob1028 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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