I am new to Logic. I am trying to figure out how to setup logic to record the the samples I have created on my MPC. So basically I want to play the samples on the MPC and have logic to record the sounds to the arrange window. Please help, also thanks in advance!!
First thing- if you are new to Logic, you should spend some time in Logic and learn Logic. Logic is a complex software and doing what seems like a simple thing, like recording your MPC, requires that you spend at least some time learning Logic.
Recording the output of your MPC requires that you think about 2 things, getting audio into Logic and getting MIDI into Logic. So you will need an audio interface with enough inputs to correspond to the outputs you are using on the MPC and that will record the audio, and you will need a MIDI interface (perhaps your audio interface has MIDI) so that you can synchronize the MPC with Logic and record any sequences you have performed on the MPC.
In Logic you will need to create audio tracks that correspond to the physical ins and out of your MPC and audio interface. So say you are using 4 outputs of the MPC and those outputs are plugged into 4 inputs of the audio interface, you need to create 4 audio tracks in Logic that correspond to them. Then you need to set up Logic to send MIDI clock, and the MPC to recieve MIDI clock, this way 'songs' or sequences on the MPC play back in time. You should have a MIDI 'in' and a MIDI 'out' hooked up between the MPC and the MIDI ports hooked up to your computer. You should also create some MIDI tracks in Logic, it is really nice to have the raw MIDI data generated from the MPC for editing later on.
I am using the MPC2000. I have made some progress. I have it now where I know midi information is being transmitted between Logic and the MPC2000. I can trigger the song on my MPC2000 by hitting the play button in Logic but if I hit record in Logic it triggers the song on the MPC2000, once the song has completed I return to Logic and play what was record.. the only sound that comes out of the speakers is the metronome. Can some help me.
In Logic I create a new project with an audio track.. Is this the correct way to record the song from the MPC.