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Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio - Chopping Drum Loops

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

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

Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio - Syncing the Standalone App With External MIDI Controllers

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

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

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 - 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 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 Cubase LE

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

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

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Fruity Loops

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

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

MPC 1000 - Syncing with Reason 7

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The MPC 1000 puts the classic MPC workflow and sound into a portable and affordable package. It can operate as a standalone unit or as a MIDI device synced to your favorite DAW. This guide covers how to MIDI sync the MPC 1000 with Reason 7.

Akai MPC1000 - Using with an External Sound Module

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The MPC 1000 is a powerful sequencer and sampler. The capabilities of the MPC 1000 can be expanded when used as a sequencer to trigger external synthesizer modules. The following guide walks through the procedure for using the MPC 1000 to trigger an exte

Akai MAX49 - Setup for Logic Pro 9

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The MAX49 with Apple's Logic Pro is a powerful and flexible production system. This guide will outline syncing the tempo and transport controls between the MAX49 and Logic, as well as one method of assigning the MAX49's touch faders to any parameter.