I have had my A4 for many months. I’ve had my MPK49 before I got my A4.
When I originally bought my MPK49 I bought the power supply and an “old school” midi cable.
Earlier this week I figured out how to get them to play nice with each other.
There are still a few things I need to work out like saving my patch settings etc.
Also and this is key. I was able to assign the midI CC numbers to the knobs of my MPK for Filter 1 and 2 and Resonance 1 and 2.
And here is the punchline: The filter sweeps work better with the MPK knobs. The only word that comes to mind is ELEGANT!
ALSO the MPK has a pitch wheel and Mod wheel and aftertouch plus it is velocity sensitive.
Playing notes with the velocity sensitivty set to open the filter or resonanse filter. Again elegant.
No need to change octaves on the A4 because I have four ocataves on the MPK49.
I was a bit frustrated with the A4 up until now.
But now it has become an amazing destop synth.
If you need to know how I set it up here it is.
- Make sure the MPK is not plugged into your computer via the USB cable.
- Supply power with the power adapter.
- Plug in “old school” midi cable. (I assume you know how that works)
To set up the Mod Wheel, Pitch Bend, Velocity, and Aftertouch settings,
press Function/Sound key/Sound Settings/etc.
One caveat is when you want the MPK to play a different track you have to change all the track numbers for all the settings.
Until I figure out how to save and make different patches that is the only way for me.
If you figure out a different way let me know.