bpm mainUsing VST plugins within the MPC software is a great way to expand your creative possibilities. Because of it's design similarities with Akai's longstanding line of MPC sequencers, MOTU BPM is a very useful tool when mapped properly to the pads of the MPC Renaissance or MPC Studio, allowing you to utilize it's soundbanks in a way that closely mirrors a traditional MPC program.





Download the Renaissance Pad Bank Preset

A Pad Bank Preset for using BPM with the pads of the MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio can be downloaded HERE.

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Setting up the Plugin Within the MPC Software

  1. Open up the MPC Software.
  2. Go to your MPC Software Preferences. Click on the MIDI tab and make sure that your MPC's Public port is checked off.  akai mpc renaissance bpm 1b
  3. Close the Preferences window and create a Plugin Track. Select BPM from your list of VST's.  akai mpc renaissance bpm 2

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  4. With BPM loaded into a track, click on the "e" button to bring up the plugin's interface. akai mpc renaissance bpm 4
  5. In the upper left hand corner of the BPM plugin. click on the Folder Icon and choose Load Bankakai mpc renaissance bpm 5
  6. Select the Renaissance BPM pad bank preset that you downloaded earlier.  akai mpc renaissance bpm 6
  7. Select a kit from the BPM plugin. akai mpc renaissance bpm 7
  8. You can now make BPM kits act much like MPC programs and fully utilize functions such as FULL LEVEL and NOTE REPEAT from the MPC hardware. Keep in mind that certain functions such as 16 LEVEL will not work with plugins.  akai mpc renaissance bpm 8

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