Parameter Map
Parameter Map
This is the first screen seen on power up. This page is displayed when MAIN SEQUENCE button
is pressed.
MAIN SEQUENCE mode
Now
Tempo
Pad bank
Sequence
Displays the current time of the sequence by bar and beat
Displays the sequence tempo. When slaved to midi clock, this field is displayed as EXT
Displays which of the four pad banks is active.
Displays the current sequence number and sequence name.
Next sequence
Selecting a new sequence while playing will start the next selected sequence at the end of
the current sequence. [Step >] button changes sequences immediately. [< Step] button
cancels Next sequence.
MAIN TRACK mode
Now
Tempo
Pad bank
Track
Displayed when MAIN TRACK key is pressed.
SEQUENCE PARAMS
Sequence loop
1st
Last
Sequence length
Now
Accessed by pressing the [PARAMS] button while on the MAIN SEQUENCE page
Displays the current time of the sequence by bar and beat
Displays the sequence tempo. When slaved to midi clock, this field is displayed as EXT
Displays which of the four pad banks is active.
Displays the currently selected track number and name. Each sequence has 48 tracks, numbered
A1-12, B1-12, C1-12, D1-12
The sequence will be repeated between the selected bars.
Selects the start of the Sequence loop. When OFF is selected, sequence loop function is off.
Selects the last bar of sequence loop. When END is selected, Last bar is always set to
sequence end regardless sequence length.
Sets the current sequences length. Increasing the length of the sequence adds blank bars. Decreasing
the length of the sequence truncates the ending bars.
This shows current length of selected sequence. This field is display only.
Sets the new length of the selected sequence. Increasing the length of the sequence adds
blank bars. Decreasing the length of the sequence truncates the ending bars. Press [DO IT]
to execute the selected function.
New
Sets the time signature. Time signature can be set per bar.
Time signature
Displays the bar to be edited.
Bar
the time signature of the currently selected bar. The following values are available:
Time signature Displays
1/4...16/4, 1/8...16/8, 1/16...16/16, 1/32...32/32. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected
function.
field
Allows the name of the current sequence to be set. For more information on naming, see page XXX
Sequence name
Used to create a duplicate of the selected sequence in another sequence location.
Copy sequence
The following fields can be scrolled between them by selecting the field directly.
Selects the location the sequence is to be copied to. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected
To
function.
Selects the sequence to be copied from. This field defaults to the current sequence.
Fr
Removes the current sequence from memory.
Delete sequence
Selects the sequence to be deleted. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected function.
Sq
Available when scrolling past sequence 99. Pressing [DO IT] will open a
confirmation screen. Press [DO IT] again to delete all sequences from
memory.
This memorizes the setup of current sequence as the default for new sequences in this session. This
default will be saved along with the All Sequences and Songs file. The following fields can be
scrolled between them by selecting the field directly.
The default name, number of the bars, time signature, tempo, and loop are automatically set
to the currently selected sequences value as default when you create a new sequence. Press
[DO IT] to execute the selected function.
The default name, number of the bars, time signature, tempo, and loop are automatically set
to the factory default when you create a new sequence. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected
function.
DELETE ALL
User Default
Memorize this
Sq
Use default
Accessed by pressing the [PARAMS] button while on the MAIN TRACK page. Track parameters
TRACK PARAMS
are set for each track independently.
Assigns an internal sound to a track.
Program assign
Selects the track to be edited.
Tr
Selects a program from memory. When OFF is selected, the internal sound is not played.
Program
Sets whether the currently selected track will play.
Mute track
Selects the track to be edited.
Tr
YES or NO. Selects whether the currently selected track will play.
Mute
Determines which midi channel this track will use to send midi data. Default is OFF.
MIDI channel
Selects the track to be edited.
Tr
Selects one of the 16 midi channels this track will send information on. When this field is
Midi channel
set to OFF, no midi will be sent on this track.
Track type
Tr
Type
Track name
Tr
Name
Copy track
To
Fr
Delete track
Tr
Determines how events will be displayed in step edit mode.
Selects the track to be edited.
Determines how events will be displayed in step edit mode.
DRUM - Sequence events are displayed based on pad number
MIDI - Sequence events are displayed based on MIDI note.
Sets a new 10 character name for each track
Selects the track to be edited.
Set a new name for the selected track here. For more information on naming, see page XXX
Used to create a duplicate of the selected track in another track location. The following fields can be
scrolled between them by selecting the field directly.
Selects the location the track is to be copied to. This field defaults to the current track.
Press [DO IT] to execute the selected function.
Selects the track to be copied from. This field defaults to the current track.
Removes the current track from the sequence.
Selects the track to be deleted. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected function.
Available when scrolling past track D12. Pressing [DO IT] will open a
confirmation screen. Press [DO IT] again to delete all tracks from the current
sequence. Press [CANCEL] to abort the selected operation.
Allows the setting of a default name for each of the 48 tracks in new sequences. This default will be
saved along with the All Sequences and Songs file.
DELETE ALL
Default name
Tr
Selects the track to be edited.
Available when scrolling past track D12. Clears all track names and sets
them to factory defaults.
Set a new default name for the selected track here. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected
function. For more information on naming, see page XXX
ALL CLEAR
Name
ERASE / UNDO
Erase events
Pads
Notes
Track
Type
In
Out
Undo
Redo
To erase events in real time, press the pad you wish to delete while holding the [ERASE] button.
To erase specific event ranges, press the [ERASE] button while the sequence is stopped. This will
access the following pages.
Allows the erasing of specific pad events or all events in a sequence.
The following fields can be scrolled between them by selecting the field directly.
Press [DO IT] to execute the erase events function.
Displayed when Track type is DRUM. ALL is selected as the default. You can select
individual pads to be erased here by hitting drum pads directly.
Displayed when Track type is MIDI. Here, you can set note range with an external MIDI
keyboard.
Selects the track the events will be erased from. The track is displayed as its number, with
an indication of whether its a Midi (M) or Drum (D) track.
Chooses which type of event is to be erased. For more information of specific event types,
see page XXX.
Selects the time where the events to be erased will start. Default is 001.01.00
Selects the time where the events to be erase will end. Default is the end of the current
sequence.
You can cancel the last recording and reset to the setting before the recording. Undo works only for
sequence recording. You cannot use this feature for sound editing.
Restores changes canceled by Undo.
Recorded pad and midi events are automatically corrected to the nearest position in time set in the
Timing correct page. Press the [TIMING CORRECT] button to access this function.
This field sets timing correct value. The numeric display on the right of this field shows the number
of pulses of the selected timing.
The following Timing correct values are available: 1/8, 1/8(3), 1/16, 1/16(3), 1/32, 1/32(3), OFF.
This field is displayed only when 1/8, 1/16 or 1/32 are selected in the TC field. Even numbered
events set in the Note value field will be offset rhythmically according to the value in the Swing%
field.
Timing Correct
TC
Swing%
Controls the parameters of the time reference click. Press the [METRONOME] button to access
this function. The following fields can be scrolled between them by selecting the field directly.
Metronome
Count in
In play
In Record
Rate
Sound
12 LEVELS
Controls when the one bar count in occurs: OFF, REC ONLY, REC+PLAY
Determines if the metronome will sound during playback. Default is NO
Determines if the metronome will sound during recording. Default is YES
Selects the rate which the metronome will sound. The following choices are available:
1/4, 1/4(3), 1/8, 1/8(3), 1/16, 1/16(3), 1/32, 1/32(3)
Selects how the metronome will sound, as a standard MPC2000 style click (CLICK), or a recorded
metronome sound (SAMPLE).
Sets all 12 drum pads to play one sample, each with assigned parameter increasing in value.
Pad
Type
T
SLIDER mode
Selects the pad to be set as the base for 12 Levels. The pad can be selected by hitting the pad
directly.
Determines which parameter type will be used for 12 levels.
Velo - velocity. increases as you move from [PAD 1] to [PAD 12]
Tune - pitch increases as you move from [PAD 1] to [PAD 12]
Parameter is only available when Type is set to Tune. Controls the starting tune of the
selected pad by semitone.
Sets the function of the Q-Link slider
P field
Parameter
Tune
Level
Filter
Pad Bank
Range
LOAD / SAVE mode
Load
Autoload
Save
To internal
Delt
USB
Frmt
File type
File name
Directory up /
down icons
Sets which pad the slider will affect. Pad can be selected directly by hitting them.
Selects how the slider will affect the selected pad. Each of the selections below can be selected by
scrolling the parameter directly.
Affects the pads pitch
Affects the pads volume
Affects the pads filter
Selects which pad bank is played when the pads are hit. Selectable directly by pressing one of the
four PAD BANK buttons.
Selects the minimum and maximum value for the slider. Min and Max values vary depending on
which parameter is chosen to be affected.
Tune: -120 to 120 (in 10th of a cent increments)
Level: 0 to 100
Filter: -50 to 50
Accessible by pressing [MODE] + [PAD 2] (Load) or [PAD 3] (Save). The following parameters
can be selected by scrolling the parameter directly.
Select programs to be loaded in to memory. The following types of files can be selected to load.
Program, Sample, Sequence, All sq&songs, Projects. Additionally, folders can be selected, and all
programs, samples and sequences will be loaded at once.
This parameter is selectable at the end of file types to load. This determines if the MPC500s
internal Flash memory will automatically load at startup. Default is ON.
Select programs to be saved from memory. The following types of files can be selected to save.
Program, Sample, Sequence, All sq&songs, All pg&smpl, Projects. Additionally, the entire
memory can be saved in a single step. (Entire Mem.)
This parameter is selectable at the end of file types to save. This allows either All sq&songs
files, or All pg&smpl files to be saved to the internal flash memory for autoload.
Select programs to be deleted from the CF Card. The following types of files can be selected to
delete: Program, Sample, Sequence, All sq&songs, Projects, folder. When the appropriate file type
is selected, press [DO IT] to delete the selected file.
From this page, the MPC500 can be connected to a computer. The connection state is listed on the
bottom line. When the MPC500 is connected via USB, Not connected will change to Connected.
To disconnect the MPC500, safely remove the drive from your computer as per the instructions on
page XXX, and disconnect the USB cable. The MPC500 will not respond to any button presses
until the USB cable is removed.
Formats the CF card to be used with the MPC500. Pressing [DO IT] will open a confirmation
screen. Press [DO IT] again to format the CF Card. Press the [CANCEL] button to stop the format
operation.
This displays whether the selected item is a file (FIL) or a folder (FLD).
Here, you can scroll through the list of files in the current directory.
Indicates whether there is a folder below or above the current directory position. The [[CURSOR]
buttons can be used to navigate between directories.
RECORD mode
Mode
Monitor
Threshold
Record
Free
Accessible by pressing [MODE] + [PAD 4] (Record). The following parameters can be selected by
scrolling the parameter directly.
TRIM mode
Accessible by pressing [MODE] + [PAD 5] (Trim). The following parameters can be selected by
scrolling the parameter directly.
Sample
Trim st
End
Loop st
Loop
St link
Tune
Name
Edit
Selects stereo or mono recording.
Determines whether the audio signal from the record ins will be audible through the [MAIN
OUTS]/ [HEADPHONES]
Volume necessary to reach before recording is started. Default: -48v
Sets record source. [REC IN] or [MAIN OUTS] can be chosen.
Amount of free sample memory available.
Selects the sample to be edited.
Shows current sample start point.
Shows current sample end point.
Shows current loop start point. This parameter is only used when 'Loop' is set to ON.
Turns loop OFF or ON
When 'St link' is ON, the 'Trim st' field and the 'Loop st' field will always be the same value.
Sets the tune of the sample. Range of +/-24.00 by cents and semitones
Set a new name for the selected sample here. For more information on naming, see page XXX
Different edit functions can be selected here. Each of the following is available. Each function is
executed by pressing [DO IT]
Discard
Extract
Deletes sample data before the 'Trim st' and beyond the 'End' point.
Takes the sample data between the 'Trim st' point and the 'End' point and creates a new
sample. Pressing [DO IT] accesses the following parameters:
Set a new name for the extracted sample here. For more information on
naming, see page XXX
Name
Chooses a pad for the new sample to play from. Default is OFF.
Assign to pad
Adjusts the gain of the sample to where the peak will reach 0db.
Normalize
Reverses the selected sample.
Reverse
Time stretches the selected sample to fit a certain BPM without changing pitch. Pressing
Stretch
[DO IT] accesses the following parameters:
Orig ♪
New ♪
Preset
Entry for the original BPM. If the BPM is unknown, use 100.
Entry for the new BPM.
Selects one of the preset timestretch algorithms. For more information on
timestretch presets, see page XXX.
Changes the emphasis of the selected preset. A positive value will help
improve high frequency and percussive sounds while a negative value will
help improve bass sounds.
Adjust
Copy
Copies the selected sample. Pressing [DO IT] accesses the following parameters:
Name
Assign to pad
Delete
Set a new name for the new sample here. For more information on naming,
see page XXX
Chooses a pad for the new sample to play from. Default is OFF.
Deletes the selected sample.
Accessible by pressing [MODE] + [PAD 6] (Program). The following parameters can be selected
by scrolling the parameter directly.
PROGRAM mode
NOTE: For most parameters, individual Pads and Layers can be selected.
Program select
Pad Bank
Selects a program to be edited.
Selects which pad bank is played when the pads are hit. Selectable directly by
pressing one of the four PAD BANK buttons. This field is present on all
PROGRAM pages.
Determines which sample is assigned to each pad. For this parameter, Pads and
Layers can be set individually..
Sample assign
Selects one of the samples in memory to be assigned to the selected pad.
Sample
Sets the playback volume of sample. For this parameter, Pads and Layers can be set individually..
Sample level
Sets the volume playback level for the selected layer.
Level
Sets the stereo position of the selected layer.
Pan
Allows the tuning of a specific pad in Cents and semitones. For this
Sample tune
parameter, Pads and Layers can be set individually..
Determines the playback pitch of the selected pad. Can be set in Cents and
tune
Semitones.
Selects how a sample will be played. For this parameter, Pads and Layers can
Play mode
be set individually.
Selects whether a sample will play to completion when the pad is hit (One
Mode
shot), or loop for as long as the pad is held (Note on).
Specifies a velocity range a sample will play in. For this parameter, Pads and Layers can be set
Velocity Range
individually.
Sets the high and low range velocity range for the selected pad and layer.
Range
2 Pole lowpass filter used for affecting the timbre of samples assigned to the selected pad. For this
Filter
parameter, Pads can be set individually.
Determines the point where the selected sample's sound will be affected.
Frequency
Lower ranges remove treble and darken the sound.
Emphasizes the frequency cutoff point.
Resonance
Controls how quickly a sample will rise to full volume. For this parameter, Pads can be set
Attack
individually.
Controls how quickly a sample will fade out once the pad is released. For this parameter, Pads can
Decay
be set individually.
Mode
Velocity > Level
Velocity > Filter
Velocity > Tune
Velocity > attack
Velocity > Start
Voice Overlap
Mute Group
Note assign
Note
Assign reset
Program number
Program
Number
New program
Name
Rename program
Determines how the decay parameter will respond:
Strt
Decay will begin right after the attack time set in the 'Attack' field.
End
Start point be set so that fade out will end at the sample’s end point.
Determines the intensity velocity will affect Level. For this parameter, Pads can be set
individually.
Determines the intensity velocity will affect the filter. For this parameter, Pads can be set
individually.
Determines the intensity velocity will affect Tune. For this parameter, Pads can be set
individually.
Determines the intensity velocity will affect Attack. For this parameter, Pads can be set
individually.
Determines the intensity velocity will affect Sample Start. For this parameter, Pads can be set
individually.
Determines whether the sample will play monophonically or polyphonically. For this parameter,
Pads can be set individually.
Sets whether this pads sound will stop when another pad assigned to the mute group is hit. For this
parameter, Pads can be set individually.
Sets which midi note the selected pad will be assigned to. Each pad can be selected individually.
Sets the note the selected pad will be assigned to.
Resets all note assignments for the program. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected operation.
Sets the midi program change number the selected program will respond to.
Selects the program to assign a number to
Selects the midi program change number for the selected program.
Creates a new program. Press [DO IT] to execute.
Set a new name for the newly created program. For more information on
naming, see page XXX
Allows the selected program to be renamed.
Name
Copy program
From
New
Delete Program
Purge unused
Set a new name for program. For more information on naming, see page
XXX
Creates a copy of the selected program.
Selects the program to be copied
Set a name for program to be created. Press [DO IT] to execute. For more
information on naming, see page XXX
Removes the selected program from memory. Press [DO IT] to execute.
Removes all samples not assigned to programs from memory. Pressing [DO IT] will open a
confirmation page. Press [DO IT] again to confirm.
Accessible by pressing [MODE] + [PAD 7] (MIDI / SYNC). The following parameters can be
selected by scrolling the parameter directly.
MIDI / SYNC mode
Receive channel
Soft thru
Pad to sampler
Sync
Default assign
Selects which midi channels the MPC500 will receive. Default is ALL.
Determines whether the midi received will be echoed to the midi output. ON, OFF, or As track
(Default).
Determines if the Pads will play its internal programs.
Sets whether the MPC500 will send midi sync, or sync to midi.
Sets the default midi note that will be sent out for each pad hit. Each bad can be selected
individually.
Note
Assign reset
Sets the note the selected pad will be assigned to by default.
Resets all note assignments to factory default.
Accessible by pressing [MODE] + [PAD 8] (OTHER). The following parameters can be
selected by scrolling the parameter directly.
OTHER mode
Master Level
Sets the overall output headroom of the master outs. Default: -12db
Determines how the MPC500 will reacte to sustain pedal information:
As duration
the MPC500 is set to convert the sustain pedal data to a note's
duration
As sus.pedal
The MPC500 records sustain pedal data as it is.
specify how the MPC500 operates when it reaches the end of a loop when playing a pad.
Sequence
The MPC500 records as played up to sequence length.
Length
Sequence
The MPC500 cuts the note at the end of the sequence even if you hit
End
the pad. You cannot record beyond the loop.
As Played
The MPC500 records your performance as it is played
Sus.pedal record
Truncate dura.
Tap average
Pad Sensitivity
Determines how many times a pad must be hit before Tap Tempo will update the tempo.
Sets the sensitivity of individual pads. Pads can be selected by hitting them directly.
Determines the sensitivity of the selected pad. Default is 10
Sensitivity
Specifies a velocity curve for each pad. Default is A
curve
Voltage threshold for low battery warning. Default is 6.00v
Low Bat. Warning
Displays the software version number.
Version
Accessible by pressing [MODE] + [PAD 9] (EFFECT). The following parameters can be
selected by scrolling the parameter directly.
Selects which pad bank is played when the pads are hit. Selectable directly by pressing
one of the four PAD BANK buttons. This field is present on all EFFECT pages.
Sets which effect bus the selected pad will be sent to. Individual pads can be selected by
hitting them directly.
EFFECT mode
Pad Bank
Eff send
FX Select
Level
Eff sel
FX1
Selects which bus the selected pad will be sent to.
Amount of effect to be sent to the effect bus. Dynamic field- only displayed
when applicable effect is chosen.
Selects which effects set the current effects and their parameters will be assigned to.
Selects which type of effect is assigned to FX1.
Type
Parameter
Level
FX1>FX2
FX2
Effect to be assigned to FX1 is chosen here. For a list of effects and their
parameters, see Chapter XXX - "Effects" on page XXX.
Individual aspects of the effects are edited here. For a list of effects and their
parameters, see Chapter XXX - "Effects" on page XXX.
Adjusts the levels of individual parameters. For a list of effects and their
parameters, see Chapter XXX - "Effects" on page XXX.
Sets whether the signal of FX1 will be routed to FX2
Selects which type of effect is assigned to FX2.
Type
Parameter
Level
Master
Effect to be assigned to FX2 is chosen here. For a list of effects and their
parameters, see Chapter XXX - "Effects" on page XXX.
Individual aspects of the effects are edited here. For a list of effects and their
parameters, see Chapter XXX - "Effects" on page XXX.
Adjusts the levels of individual parameters. For a list of effects and their
parameters, see Chapter XXX - "Effects" on page XXX.
Selects master effects for editing.
Type
Parameter
Level
Selects which master effect is to be edited.
Individual aspects of the master effects are edited here. For a list of effects and their
parameters, see Chapter XXX - "Effects" on page XXX.
Adjusts the levels of individual parameters. For a list of effects and their parameters,
see Chapter XXX - "Effects" on page XXX.
Copy Eff
Copies the content of the selected Effects set to a new Effect set location.
From
To
Reset
Selects the Effects set to be copied.
Selects the destination Effects set location. Press [DO IT] to execute the copy
operation.
Restores the selected Effects set to the default settings.
Eff
Selects the Effects set to be restored. Press [DO IT] to execute the Reset operation.
Accessible by pressing [MODE] + [PAD 10] (SEQ EDIT). The following parameters can
be selected by scrolling the parameter directly.
SEQ EDIT mode
Copy events
Allows the copying of events from one track to another, and one sequence to another
From
To
Pads
In
Out
Start
Copies
Mode
DO IT
Selects the Sequence (S) and track (T) to be copied from.
Selects the Sequence (S) and track (T) to be copied to.
Selects which pads are to be copied. Default is ALL. Each pad is able to be
individually selected by hitting them. Multiple pads can be selected.
Selects the time where the events to be copied start.
Selects the time where the events to be copied end.
Selects the time where the selected events will be copied to.
Determined how many copies are to be placed in.
Selects how the copied events should be pasted in. MERGE or REPLACE.
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Allows the moving of events from one track to another, and one sequence to another,
deleting the events in the original location.
Move events
From
To
Pads
In
Out
Start
Copies
Mode
DO IT
Transpose
Selects the Sequence (S) and track (T) to be moved from.
Selects the Sequence (S) and track (T) to be moved to.
Selects which pads are to be moved. Default is ALL. Each pad is able to be
individually selected by hitting them. Multiple pads can be selected.
Selects the time where the events to be moved start.
Selects the time where the events to be moved end.
Selects the time where the selected events will be moved to.
Determined how many copies of the moved events are to be placed in.
Selects how the moved events should be pasted in. MERGE or REPLACE.
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Increases or decreases selected events by semitone.
Edit
Pads
In
Out
Amount
DO IT
Shift timing
Selects the Sequence (S) and track (T) to be transposed
Selects which pads are to be transposed. Default is ALL. Each pad is able to be
individually selected by hitting them. Multiple pads can be selected.
Selects the time where the events to be transposed start.
Selects the time where the events to be transposed end.
Selects the amount of transposition in semitones
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Shifts the timing of recorded events
Edit
Pads
In
Out
Shift
Amount
DO IT
Edit velocity
Selects the Sequence (S) and track (T) to be shifted
Selects which pads are to be shifted. Default is ALL. Each pad is able to be
individually selected by hitting them. Multiple pads can be selected.
Selects the time where the events to be shifted start
Selects the time where the events to be shifted end.
Selects the direction events are to be shifted.
Selects the amount of time the events are to be shifted in clock pulses.
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Changes the velocity of recorded events
Edit
Pads
In
Out
Mode
Amount
DO IT
Edit Duration
Selects the Sequence (S) and track (T) to be edited.
Selects which pads are to be edited. Default is ALL. Each pad is able to be
individually selected by hitting them. Multiple pads can be selected.
Selects the time where the events to be edited start
Selects the time where the events to be edited end.
Selects how the velocity of the selected events will be edited.
Selects the amount of change to be applied.
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Changes the duration of recorded events
Edit
Selects the Sequence (S) and track (T) to be edited.
Pads
In
Out
Mode
Amount
DO IT
Selects which pads are to be edited. Default is ALL. Each pad is able to be
individually selected by hitting them. Multiple pads can be selected.
Edit
Pads
In
Out
TC
Swing%
DO IT
Selects the Sequence (S) and track (T) to be edited.
Selects the time where the events to be edited start
Selects the time where the events to be edited end.
Selects how the duration of the selected events will be edited.
Selects the amount of change to be applied.
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Timing correct
Selects which pads are to be edited. Default is ALL. Each pad is able to be
individually selected by hitting them. Multiple pads can be selected.
Selects the time where the events to be edited start
Selects the time where the events to be edited end.
Selects to what value note the timing correct should be applied..
Selects the amount of swing to be applied.
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Moves the current track to a new location. Press the [DO IT] button to access the 'Tr'
parameter.
Selects the track that the current track will be moved to. Press the [DO IT] button to
execute the selected operation.
Track move
Tr
Copy bars
Copies a selection of bars to a new location.
From
To
First
Last
After
Copies
DO IT
Selects the sequence (S) the bars should be copied from.
Selects the sequence the bars should be copied to.
Selects the bar where the copying should begin.
Selects the bar where the copying should end.
Selects which bar the new bars should be copied after.
Selects how many copies of the selected bars should be pasted in.
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Insert bars
Inserts blank bars into a sequence.
Edit
After
Bars
Tsig
DO IT
Selects the sequence (S) the bars should be inserted into.
Selects which bar the new bars should be inserted after.
Selects how many bars are to be inserted.
Determines the time signature of the bars to be inserted.
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Delete bars
Deletes bars from a sequence.
Edit
First
Last
DO IT
Fix tempo
Selects the sequence (S) the bars should be deleted from.
Selects the first bar to be deleted.
Selects the last bar to be deleted.
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Sets the tempo of all sequences in memory to the same value.
Tempo
DO IT
STEP EDIT mode
Now
T:
Pad Bank
Step
Selects the tempo the sequences will be changed to.
Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the selected operation.
Accessible by pressing [MODE] + [PAD 11] (STEP EDIT). The following parameters can be
selected by scrolling the parameter directly.
Displays the current time of the sequence by bar, beat and clock.
Track selection. Determines which track is being viewed.
Selects which pad bank is played when the pads are hit. Selectable directly by pressing one of the
four PAD BANK buttons. This field is present on all STEP EDIT pages.
Individual events are viewed here. For a list of Event abbreviations, see Chapter XXX STEP
EDIT on page XXX.
Scroll icon
Event field
Value field
Delt
Move
Inst
Indicates whether there are more events to view in the current location.
Displays the event type being viewed. For a list of Event abbreviations, see
Chapter XXX STEP EDIT on page XXX.
Each event type has specific parameters that can be edited. This field can be
selected directly to scroll through different parameters. Values for each can be set
on the right. For a list of Events and their editable values, see Chapter XXX STEP
EDIT on page XXX.
Press the [DO IT] button to delete the event currently selected.
When move is selected, the selected event can be moved by scrolling the 'Now' field and choosing
a new location. Press the [DO IT] button while on this page to execute the move operation.
Insert. When selected, press [DO IT ] to insert the event type selected in the 'Event type' field.
When Inst is selected, this field is available. For a list of events available to insert,
see Chapter XXX STEP EDIT on page XXX.
Sets whether auto step increment is on. When on, the MPC500 will automatically update the
sequence according to the setting of the timing correct when it receives a pad event or a note
event. Default is Manual.
Determines the duration of events recorded with Auto step increment. A percentage of the timing
correct value can be set, or it can be set to record as played. Default is 'As played'
Event type
Incr
Dura
Accessible by pressing [MODE] + [PAD 12] (SONG). The following parameters can be selected
by scrolling the parameter directly.
Selects which pad bank is played when the pads are hit. Selectable directly by pressing one of the
four PAD BANK buttons. This field is present on all SONG pages.
SONG mode
Pad Bank
Song Select
Assign Seq
Selects which song is active.
Allows the assignment of a sequence to a song.
Step
Sequence
Repeats
Selects which sequence is assigned to the selected step
Determines how many times the selected step will repeat
Step
Times
Tempo
Selects the step to be edited
Sets how many times the sequence will repeat.
Sets the tempo of the current step
Step
Tempo (♪)
Song name
Insert Before
Selects which step is being viewed
Sets the tempo for the selected step.
Set a new name for the song. For more information on naming, see page XXX
Allows a new step to be inserted before the selected step. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected
function.
Step
Sequence
Delete step
Selects the step that the new step will be inserted before.
Selects which sequence will be assigned to the inserted step.
Removes the selected step from the song. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected function.
Step
Sequence
Selects the step to be deleted.
Which sequence is assigned to which step can be further edited from here.
Creates a copy of the selected song in a new location. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected
function.
Copy song
Fr
To
Delete song
Selects the song to be copied from.
Selects the location the song will be copied to.
Removes the selected song from memory. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected function.
Song
Fix tempo
Chooses which step is being viewed
Selects the song to be deleted.
Sets all sequences in the current song to the selected tempo. Press [DO IT] to execute the selected
function.
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