Akai Pro MPC 1000 - Syncing with Reason 7

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akai mpc1000 mainThe MPC 1000 puts the classic MPC workflow and sound into a portable and affordable package. It can operate as a standalone unit or as a MIDI device synced to your favorite DAW. This guide covers how to MIDI sync the MPC 1000 with Reason 7. 



Setup for the MPC 1000

Before beginning, be sure to connect MIDI OUT A from the MPC 1000 to the MIDI IN of the external MIDI interface being used.

  1. Go to the MIDI/Sync menu of the MPC 1000.  Press [Mode] Pad 9.

  2. Press [F2] SYNC.

  3. Set Sync In to Off.

  4. Set Sync Out to the MIDI port connected to the Module (A, B, or Both).

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Setup in Reason7

  1. Open Reason Preferences.

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    • Mac: Navigate to the Reason -> Preferences or press [Command + ,(comma)]
    • PC: Navigate to Edit -> Preferences or press [CTRL + ,(comma)]

  2. Choose Advanced Control from the drop-down menu.

  3. Under MIDI Clock Sync, choose the MIDI device port connected to the MPC 1000.

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    • A green check will indicate successful communication with the MIDI interface.

  5. Close the Preferences window.

  6. Got to the Options menu and choose Sync -> MIDI Clock.

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Your Akai MPC1000 and Reason are now synced!  Enjoy!


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