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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 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 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 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.

MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC Software - Using MIDI Learn in the MPC Software and MPC Standalone Mode

Created: 05/04/2018 | Modified: 05/18/2018

As of MPC Software and firmware version 2.2, users can now take advantage of external MIDI controllers to control the software and hardware. MPC's MIDI Learn function allows for unprecedented control and flexibility for controlling parameters in MPC projects. Whether you are assigning controls in the MPC Software or directly on the standalone hardware, parameter assignments will translate and function the same way across both applications for an enhanced and integrated experience.

Akai MPC Element and MPC Essentials Software - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 10/03/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

This article will help answer user's questions about the MPC Element and MPC Essentials Software, how they integrate, and how they add to the modern MPC experience with the MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, and MPC Software.

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 Pro Tools

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

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

Akai MPC 500/2500/5000 Velocity Curve Explained

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

Some people can hit it right and some people just can't. For those of us with lighter touches or for those of us who are just plain heavy-handed, the MPC 500/2500/5000 allows the user to adjust the velocity curve of the assigned sound to better suit a pa

Akai MPC1000 - Mapping to the Ableton Live Drum Rack

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

The Akai MPC1000 is a portable but powerful version of the larger MPC series units. It not only operates as a standalone production studio, but can easily control Ableton Live via MIDI. The following article will walk you through how to map your MPC1000 t