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  • Jake33
    Hi, looks great! Is the mpd226 able to send midi clock to the blackbox if you use the tap tempo? Looking at getting one for live use

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  • chuckleone
    started a topic Stand solution for studio and live usage

    Stand solution for studio and live usage

    I came up with a pretty good solution for my Blackbox/MPD226 setup - the Ahead Practice Pad Stand along with an Arkon deskop tablet mount

    I got the idea from various Maschine and MPC users on YouTube and instagram but added a tablet mount to accommodate the Blackbox. I've been using these Arkon tablet mounts for a couple of years now and they work great for all sorts of applications.

    I initially used a standard size snare stand with the Blackbox mounted behind the MPD226 but wanted a solution that could be raised up to a comfortable standing position as well as seated, so after a trip to my local Guitar Center to find taller snare stands, a sales rep there recommend an orchestral or concert snare stand. I search a bit for one but I had trouble finding one that wasn't relatively expensive or in most cases, didn't have a huge set of legs. I finally came across the Ahead stand (actually a practice pad stand) which allows me to raise the MPD and BB from a lower, seated position to a higher, standing position easily without removing the tablet mount. Everything mounted quickly and easily, I only had to add a small piece of stiff foam rubber to help the tablet mount grip the stand better.

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    Only con I have noticed so far is that this is a bit lighter than the original snare stand I was using and feels a bit top heavy and I may need to replace the legs/lower section with something a litter wider/heavier. Luckily used snare stands are pretty easy to find.

    Overall though it's working pretty well.
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