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Akai MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, and MPC Touch - Video Tutorials

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 08/02/2017

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.

Akai MPC Renaissance - Sampling With an External Sound Module

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

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

Akai MPC Renaissance, Studio, and Software - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 07/12/2017

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.

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Set Up in Cubase

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 10/13/2017

The MPK and MPD controllers are extremely versatile USB MIDI controllers. Whether you are looking for an all in one production setup with keys and pads or a more beat oriented workflow, the MPK and MPD controller series give the user as much creative pote

Akai MPC5000 - Using the frequency shifter for huge chorus and stereo effects

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

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;

Akai MPC5000 - Using Q-Links to Control and Sequence External Synths

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

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.

Akai MPC5000 - Massive Aggressive Distortion

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Here's an effects chain that’s designed for absolute distortion craziness. We recommend trying it on drums, hits, and 16th note arpeggiated synths.

Akai MPC5000 - Performance Tools

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

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

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Sonar

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Sonar.

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Ableton Live

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Ableton Live.