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MPC 101 - Common Terms Explained

Created: 03/10/2017 | Modified: 07/24/2017

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or brand new to MPC, understanding the terminology is the first step to creating with an MPC. This guide will discuss all of the important terms and elements of your MPC so you can start creating.

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Setup and Feature Walkthrough Videos

Created: 03/09/2017 | Modified: 09/07/2017

This video series covers all of the great features of the MPC Touch from building a simple beat, to recording loops, to even using plugins and editing programs. All without looking at a computer. Whether you are new to MPC or a seasoned veteran just picki

MPC Academy - MPC Touch Video Tutorials

Created: 03/08/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Just getting started with your MPC Touch? These videos will provide in-depth, step-by-step walkthroughs on sampling, sequencing, building programs and so much more.

Akai Pro MPD232 - How to Download and Use the Included Sample Content

Created: 03/06/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

MPD232 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller designed for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs. Its blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with USB connectivity brings the feel of classic beat making into computer music production. This guide walks

Akai Pro MPD226 - How to Download and Use the Included Sample Content

Created: 03/06/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

MPD226 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller designed for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs. Its blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with USB connectivity brings the feel of classic beat making into computer music production. This guide walks

Akai Pro MPC - Troubleshooting Invalid Serial Number and Other Common Unlock Problems

Created: 02/16/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPC Software provided with the MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, MPC Studio Black and MPC Touch is a necessary part of the workflow for these machines, so it's important to get it unlocked and working quickly so you can get up and running. If you're runnin

Akai Pro MPD218 - How to Download and Use the Included Sample Content

Created: 02/15/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of comp

Turntables - Belt Drive vs. Direct Drive

Created: 02/07/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

As I mentioned in my previous article on cartridges (“needles”), turntables are getting very popular again. This is probably a good time to take a step back and look at the two main types of turntables in use today—belt-drive and direct-drive—explore how they work, what the thought is behind each one, and what the pluses and minuses are of the two types.

Akai Pro MPD218 - How to Download, Install, And Unlock the Included Software

Created: 02/06/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of comp

Akai Pro MPK mini and MPC Essentials Training

Created: 01/25/2017 | Modified: 08/22/2017

So you've got your MPK Mini MKII and installed all of the included software, but now what? To help you get started, we've included a 13 video playlist that will help walk you through loading samples, recording, editing, and exporting music with MPC, MPC Essentials and several other software titles.