Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Fruity Loops

Fruity Loops as Master, MPC5000 / MPC2500 / MPC1000 / MPC500 as Slave

Note: Fruity Loops only outputs Sync. It does not receive.

Connect a MIDI cable from an available MIDI OUT of your MIDI interface to an available MIDI IN on your MPC.

Using MIDI Time Code (MTC) & MIDI Machine Control (MMC):

On MPC5000 / 2500:

  1. Go to the MIDI/Sync menu.
  2. Set Sync In to the corresponding MIDI input port on the MPC.
  3. Set Mode to MIDI Time Code.
  4. Set the Tempo of the MPC sequence to match that of your Fruity Loops session.

 

In Fruity Loops:

  1. Go to the Options Menu > MIDI Settings or press F10 on your keyboard.
  2. Under the Output section, choose the device port of your MIDI interface to which you have connected the MIDI cable to the MIDI IN on your MPC.
  3. Enable Send Master Sync.
  4. Select the Synchronization Type MTC 30 fps.
  5. Close the Preferences window.
  6. Press Play. Your MPC will now play in-sync with Fruity Loops.

 

Using MIDI Beat Clock & MIDI Machine Control (MMC):

On MPC5000 / 2500:

  1. Go to the MIDI/Sync menu.
  2. Set Sync In to the corresponding MIDI input port on the MPC.
  3. Set Mode to MIDI Clock.
  4. Set Receive MMC to ON.

 

On the MPC500:

  1. Go to the MIDI/Sync menu.
  2. Press Mode + PAD 7.
  3. Turn the data wheel to display Sync.
  4. Press the DOWN cursor.
  5. Use the data wheel to change the sync mode to Slave.

 

On the MPC1000:

  1. Go to the MIDI/Sync Menu:
  2. Press Mode + PAD 9.
  3. Sync [F2].
  4. Sync In: 1 or 2 (whichever MIDI input you plugged your MIDI cable into).
  5. Sync Out: Off.

 

In Fruity Loops:

  1. Go to the Options Menu > MIDI Settings or press F10 on your keyboard.
  2. Under the Output section, choose the device port of your MIDI interface to which you have connected the MIDI cable to the MIDI IN on your MPC.
  3. Enable Send Master Sync.
  4. Select the Synchronization Type MIDI Clock.
  5. Close the Preferences window.
  6. Press Play. Your MPC will now play in-sync with Fruity Loops.

 

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