142 6.6 Assigning the 8 assignable mix outputs There are 8 assignable mix outputs on the rear panel. Each may be assigned to output a single drum or any combination of the 32 drums. For those users who may at first consider eight individual outputs to be not enough for certain purposes, the following comments should help in getting the most usefulness from these outputs: • These are not individual voice outputs (the MPC60 is a 16 simultaneous voice sampler), but rather individual mix outputs -each can contain any combination of the 32 drums, regardless of the tuning settings of the drums. • One of the reasons for taking each drum into its own input on the console is to set a different echo send level for each drum. The MPC60's built-in echo mixer performs this task internally, and echo mixer changes can be set to occur automatically within a sequence. • If the echo mixer is not being used, it may be used as a ninth individual mix output. • Another reason for taking each drum into its own input on the console is to set a different EQ for each drum. Many will find that the 18 KHz bandwidth and low noise of the MPC60 will reduce the need for external EQ. To assign which drums are sent to each of the 8 individual mix outputs, press the SOUNDS key, then type 5 to select the ASSIGN MIX OUTS option, and the following screen will appear: To assign a drum to one of the outputs, move the cursor to the field of the desired drum and enter a number from 1 through 8 (to select output 1 through 8), or "0" if no assignment is desired for that drum. If the BANK 2 light is ON, the second bank of drums is displayed. NOTE: The assignments of these 8 outputs are saved to disk when any SET file is saved, and when any SET file is loaded from disk, the existing settings are replaced by the settings contained in the SET file. Also, the assignments of these 8 outputs have no effect on the stereo mix or echo mix.
Section 6: Sampling and editing sounds 143 6.7 Transferring sounds over midi: Midi Sample Dump The Midi Sample Dump standard is a format which manufacturers agree upon for transferring samples between sampling devices over midi. To use this feature, you must first connect the MPC60 to the external sampler using 2 midi cables ("closed loop" mode)- the MPC60 will not allow midi sample dump transfers using a single midi cable ("open loop" mode). To connect the MPC60 to the external sampler: 1. Connect one midi cable from one of the MPC60's MIDI OUT jacks to the external sampler's MIDI IN jack. It doesn't matter which one - you can select any one in the MIDI OUTPUT field described below. 2. Connect a second midi cable from the external sampler's MIDI OUT jack to the one of the MPC60's MIDI IN jacks (it doesn't matter which one - you can select either in one the MIDI INPUT field, described below). Receiving and sending Midi sample dumps are individually described in the following two sections. Receiving a Midi sample dump from an external sampler To receive a Midi sample dump, press the SOUNDS key, then type 6 to select the MIDI SAMPLE DUMP option, and the following screen will appear: This is the "Receive sample dump" screen. The screen fields and soft keys are described below: • The MIDI INPUT field: This is the Midi input jack number (1 or 2) through which the sound data will be received. Set this field to the number of the midi input jack you used to connect to the external sampler.