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My AKai MPD218 won’t record but I can hear notes playing.!

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asked Feb 21, 2018 in Studio One 3 by jordanjohnson-tabb (140 points)

Jordan Johnson-TabbToday at 01:02

I just bought an Akai mpd218 and I synced it to s|1 and everything is working fine. I programmed the drums so now I can beat the pad and hear the drum kits. I see the activity in the mixer/bus window next to edit at the bottom right. The only problem is when I go to actually record the activity meter for my track isn’t showing. No orangish decibel meter like normal catching everything...just noise. How do I get my midi to record in the impact plug in

I am using the MacBook Pro 2015

10.10 system update 


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answered Feb 21, 2018 by gottfriedbergmair (15,870 points)


I'm using the MPD232 and I made a short test with a screenshot included, but it should also work with MPD218:

You can see my settings: the record and monitor are ON, Out: Impact, In: MPD 232, CH 10 in my case.

If this setings are ok just press RECORD.

If you want to control the Akai with it's transport keys (STOP/PLAY/REC) you should use the MIDI CC protocol (see also MIDI Learn in S1: use on/off buttons and assign a start/stop/record command) 

Hope this help's


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answered Feb 21, 2018 by gottfriedbergmair (15,870 points)

Sorry, here is my screenshot for my first post.


sorry, here is my screenshoot