Have you ever used a drum loop in your project, but wanted a way to easily transform that repetitive beat into interesting drum fills, transitions and alternate patterns? With the MPC software, you have the ability to chop any pre-recorded audio loop int
Many of the latest MIDI controllers feature built-in arpeggiators, noterepeat or even step sequencers. To help you integrate these features into your MPC workflow, the MPC Renaissance lets you to send MIDI Beat Clock sync out to your external MIDI contro
Video tutorials for the Akai Pro MPC Renaissance are being released both by Akai and by users at a rapid pace. We've collected our favorites together here in one place.
Have a synth or external sound module you would like to sample? With the MPC Renaissance/MPC Software it has never been easier. You can even quantize the sample with legendary MPC swing! The following article will show you how to record a MIDI track, se
This article, and the accompanying video, walk through all the basics steps of how to setup and open your Expansion or third-party plugin in the MPC software. The ability to use plugins add a ton of possibility and increased creativity to the MPC workflo
We've put together answers to some of the most common questions about the Akai Pro MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio and MPC Software. With the tips in this FAQ under your belt, you'll have even better control over your new hardware and software.
Frequency Shifter is an effect that has been around for a long time, but fell out of favor in the late 1970s. Today, producers are rediscovering this effect that does NOT do what its name implies. A frequency shifter does not function as a pitch shifter;
Many external synthesizers and modules have parameters such as filters, envelopes, and oscillators that can be controlled by MIDI Continuous Controllers (CCs). You can use MPC5000 Q-Link controls to send and sequence MIDI CCs to control these parameters.
Here's an effects chain thatâ€™s designed for absolute distortion craziness. We recommend trying it on drums, hits, and 16th note arpeggiated synths.
The MPC5000 not only features great tools for song and beat production, it's also a powerful live-performance instrument. From dirty, gritty, in-your-face distortions to wacky modulation effects, the MPC5000's effects engine could easily replace an entire