we are currently working on the instant mappings for the
Akai MPD24 in Live 7. While the Encoders are arranged
in four rows of two on the controller, we still need to map
them to the macros on our racks, which are arranged in
two rows of four.
As there are different opinions regarding this topic, we
would like to know yours so we can implement the most
commonly accepted solution.
Irrespective of how you map the controls, you may want to know about a bug in some versions of the MPD24 (including the latest, 1.07): When you set one of its pads to transmit a program change, the pad transmits a second change, to program 0, when you release it.
So if you want to set an MPD24 pad to select a particular patch, or to trigger an event, you wind up with these spurious signals with no way to avoid them.
I told the folks at AKAI about the problem, and they said they've relayed it to the developers, but have no comment on when, or even if, the problem will be fixed.
So if you're working on an MPD24 mapping, you might want to include a way of working around this particular problem.