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 Post subject: New SP808 owner... sigh.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:03 pm 
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I've been ever excited to get my hands on an sp808 but it has just been a nightmare to finally get this thing going (2+ weeks) to get it powered on, and functioning properly.

Now I have entered the SP world from a long time mpc and machine user.

My main question now (and I have done much reading and searching with no answer)

I am composing some drum breaks in my mpc and sampling them directly into the SP808. From here, I apply some effects (which leads me to another question) but once the effects are applied, I want to sample back into my MPC so I can sequence it.

At this point, the only way to do this is change the audio in & out cables from mpc out -> sp808 in to sp808 out -> mpc in. Is there a way to do these seamlessly without having to change cables? I tried using the additional SP808 aux out, but the manual says pads that are triggered will not output through the aux.

Do I need a mixer with multiple ins and out? Does anybody have any suggestions on how to perfect this ?

Additionally, how can I add effects on the SP808 per pad. It seems when I hit the effects it just changes what is playing. I have many questions, but most I can play with and eventually figure out -- i just need to figure out how to get the mpc and sp working collectively because damn, the mpc drums sound DOPE with some minor effects applied.

Thanks in Advance. -Jon


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 Post subject: Re: New SP808 owner... sigh.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:59 pm 
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Pretty sure the aux out can be set as a normal out. Have neither my 808 or the manual handy to talk you thru it unfortunately.

As for effects to individual pads - unlike other sp's that is not possible on the 808. Effects are applied to all pads; no getting around that.

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 Post subject: Re: New SP808 owner... sigh.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:39 am 
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Hey, I appreciate the reply. I will check the manual regarding aux out. Also, that sucks about the effects. I was not aware of that.

I guess at this rate I will have to play with the sp808 and see how I can best use it in my setup.

Hopefully someone else can chime in about the routing back and fourth of sp808 and mpc.

Thanks!


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