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So you just bought an MPC Studio/Renaissance. Now what?

Created: 03/24/2017 | Modified: 08/02/2017

Fusing Akai Professional's legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer, MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio are the unrivaled instruments for music production. If you just purchased one of these productions beasts, you may be wondering: what do I do next? Look no further! This guide compiles all the best articles and tutorials to help you get completely up and running with your new MPC and take your productions to the next level.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.0.3 Walkthrough

Created: 07/13/2017 | Modified: 09/27/2017

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.0.3 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

VIP 3.0 - How to use Key Control

Created: 12/15/2017 | Modified: 12/18/2017

Key Control allows you to play select Scales, Harmonies, or Chord Progressions up and down your keyboard without worrying about playing a note outside of the selected key or scale. This article will walk you through how to use the Key Control feature within the VIP 3.0 software.

Activate Serato DJ or an Expansion Pack with a license number or voucher code

Created: 01/29/2018 | Modified: 01/29/2018

If you have purchased a license for Serato DJ or an expansion, or have received a voucher code for Serato DJ or an expansion, this article explains how to activate your Serato DJ software or expansions using a license number or voucher code.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.1 Walkthrough

Created: 02/14/2018 | Modified: 02/15/2018

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.1 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

VIP 3.0 - How to Use Chord Progressions in Key Control

Created: 12/15/2017 | Modified: 03/28/2018

Key Control allows you to play select Scales, Harmonies, or Chord Progressions up and down your keyboard without worrying about playing a note outside of the selected key or scale. This article will take a more in-depth look at Chord Progressions within the Key Control feature.

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - Downloading and Installing the MPC 2.1 Update

Created: 02/14/2018 | Modified: 04/16/2018

With the release of the MPC 2.1 update, users get all new features and improvements like the ability to export expansion packs to an MPC X or Live, improved MIDI sync, and new display drivers for the MPC Touch. In this guide, we'll walk through downloading and installing this latest update for the MPC 2.0 desktop software.

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - Downloading and Installing the MPC 2.2 Update

Created: 04/16/2018 | Modified: 04/18/2018

With the release of the MPC 2.2 software and firmware update, users will receive all new features for their MPC software and hardware, like the long-anticipated MIDI Learn function. MPC 2.2 also comes with a vast amount of bug fixes and stability updates to virtually every aspect of MPC. In this article, we'll show you where you can download the update and how to install it.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Installing MPC 2.2 Firmware Update via USB

Created: 04/16/2018 | Modified: 04/18/2018

The MPC 2.2 firmware update for the MPC X and MPC Live can now be installed straight from a USB drive without connecting the MPC to a computer. In the video below, we walk through the process of downloading and installing the MPC 2.2 update with a USB drive.

Akai Pro MPC Live and X - Exporting Expansions from the MPC Software

Created: 03/08/2018 | Modified: 05/18/2018

With the MPC 2.1 update, you can export MPC expansions directly onto an external drive for use with the MPC software or in standalone with the MPC X or MPC Live. The MPC software and your MPC X/Live hardware will both need to be updated to at least firmware/software version 2.1, where this feature was introduced.


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