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Article updated 06-28-2017
You've finally finished your beat or your song and you're ready to share it with the world, so now what? The MPC Essentials software gives a few different options for exporting your music. The following guide will walk you through the four basic ways you can export your music from MPC Essentials.
Exporting as an Audio Mixdown
This is the most basic way of exporting your music. This method will export your songs as WAV or AIFF files, which you can upload to iTunes, Soundcloud, Bandcamp or any other medium you use to play and share music.
- Click File (Windows) or MPC (Mac)
- Hover over Export and select As Audio Mixdown
- This will open your Audio Mixdown Window.
- Here you can adjust your export settings:
- Audio Length - Here you can choose where you would like your mix to start and end. You can also add an "Audio Tail" to the end of your mix that will prevent audio from reverb tails or delays from being cut abruptly at the end of your sequence.?
- File Format - Allows you to save your mix as either WAV or AIFF file.\?
- Bit Depth - Allows you to change the bit depth of your mix. The higher the bit depth, the greater clarity your mix will have. Higher bit depths will take up more memory on your computer. CD quality is considered 16-bit.?
- Sample Rate - Allows you change the sample rate of your mix. Higher sample rates will slightly increase your audio quality but will take up more memory on your computer. CD quality is considered 44.1K.
- When you are finished adjusting your settings click export
- This will open a new window that will allow you to choose a location to save your mix.
Exporting as a MIDI File
This option allows you to export the MIDI data from your sequence. This will allow you to share your sequences with other musicians or import it into another DAW software. Note: This will only export the MIDI data. Samples and audio information will not be exported.
- Click File (PC) or MPC (Mac).
- Ensure that the sequence you are trying to export is selected in the sequence menu.
- Hover over Export and select As MIDI File.
- This will open a new window that will allow you to choose a location to save you MIDI data.
Exporting as a Project Archive
This feature allows you to save all the contents of your project in a specified folder. This makes it easier to transfer your MPC projects from one computer to another
- Click File (PC) or MPC (Mac)
- Hover over Export and select As Project Archive
- This will open a new window that will allow you to choose a location to save your Project Archive file
- After saving the Project Archive, you can drag the file into MPC Essentials where you will be prompted to select a destination to extract the project archive into. The location you select will generate a folder that will include all of the project data including the sequences and samples
Exporting as a Pattern
This feature will allow you to export a sequence you have created. Note that these patterns will only be able to be imported into MPC software and does not include samples or audio information. To export this information, see Exporting as a Project Archive above.
- Click File (PC) or MPC (Mac)
- Hover over Export and select As Pattern
- This will open a new window that will allow you to choose a location to your Pattern to
- To recall your pattern, simply drag it into the sequencer in MPC Essentials
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