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MPC Series - Syncing Your MPC With FL Studio

FL Studio is a popular and powerful music production software that an Akai MPC complements very well. With any piece of music production equipment, accurate timing is very important. This guide covers how to synchronize the tempo of your MPC with FL Studio, with FL Studio as the master.     TABLE OF CONTENTS: MIDI Cable Connections MPC Renaissance and...

MPC Series - Setting up Logic Pro for use with an MPC and a USB MIDI Controller

This video and accompanying download walk you though integrating Logic Pro into your MPC-centered studio.  In this setup, we use the MPC as the sequencer, with Logic Pro acting a sound module.  We also incorporate a USB MIDI keyboard controller.     This video and accompanying download walk you though integrating Logic Pro into your MPC-centered studio.  In this setup...

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Using Multiple Instances Of The Plugin

MPC Essentials is a one-track version of the full MPC software. Although this may seem limiting at first, there are plenty of ways to use this to your advantage and allow MPC Essentials to expand with you as your productions grow. This guide uses the MPK Mini MKII and Ableton Live Lite to go over the basics of using MPC...

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

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 running into common problems like an invalid serial number or too many activations, this guide...

Akai Pro MPC Live and MPC 2.0 - Frequently Asked Questions

  The MPC Live is the newest addition to the MPC hardware and software controller family! Featuring both complete standalone operation and full control over the brand new MPC 2.0 software, this machine is the best of both worlds. This guide will discuss some of the popular questions about the MPC Live and MPC 2.0 features and functionality This guide will be...

MPC Training - How to Produce with an Akai Professional MPC

Want to know how to produce music using an MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, or MPC Touch?  You're in the right place!  This article links to many of the most popular and current MPC training videos and tutorials available! Contents MPC Touch MPC Studio Black MPC Studio MPC Renaissance Further Technical Support   MPC Touch Expansion Pack Plugins Installation Walkthrough Knowledge...

Akai Pro MPC Live - Syncing a MIDI controller with an MPC Live

The new MPC Live makes the process of performing your studio inventions on stage incredibly seamless by combining the power of a production centerpiece with the portability and rugged design of an on stage workhorse. This article will walk through setting up a MIDI controller with the MPC Live.   Contents Syncing a MIDI Controller in Standalone Mode Syncing a...

Akai Pro MPC Live - Feature Overview and Tutorial

In this product overview video, we introduce you to the hardware and software features that make up the new MPC Live. Portable, powerful and fully standalone, the MPC Live is set to stoke the creative fire of producers and performers worldwide.   Further Technical Support Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai Pro product...

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Sampling with MPC Essentials

Have a keyboard, vocal, or instrument that you want to sample?  With MPC Essentials, it has never been easier! The following article will show you how to record a sample using your computer's internal sound card, or an external audio interface.     Contents Sampling in MPC Essentials using an Audio Interface Using Audacity to Record Samples Additional Guides &...

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Exporting Basics

  You've finally finished your beat or your song and you're ready to share it with the world, so now what? The MPC Essentials software gives a few different options for exporting your music. The following guide will walk you through the four basic ways you can export your music from MPC Essentials.   Contents  Exporting as an Audio Mixdown...

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Creating and Using a Keygroup Program

A keygroup is a type of program in MPC that will take a sample and pitch it across all of the keys on your MIDI controller or pads on your MPC, essentially creating your own virtual instrument. For example, you could turn a single bass note sample into an entire playable bass program by creating a keygroup with the sample...

MPC 101 - Creating a Patched Phrase

Creating a patched phrase allows automatic beat matching of loops and phrases to your sequence's tempo. This guide will walk through how to turn any loop into a patched phrase in the MPC software.    Contents Creating a Patched Phrase Additional Guides & Videos Further Technical Support   Creating a Patched Phrase Choose a loop.   Open the Sample Edit...

MPC 101 - Common Terms Explained

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.   Contents Samples & Loops Drum Programs Tracks & Sequences Expansions & Plugins File Browser, Filters, and Folders...

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.3 Walkthrough

In this video, we show you how to download and install the massive new v2.3 update for your MPC X and Live. This includes where to download and how to run the update, as well as all the great new features you can expect on the other side.

Akai Pro MPC X and Live - Complete Setup in Pro Tools

This article will walk you through a full setup with the MPC X or MPC Live and Pro Tools, including hardware setup, opening MPC 2.0, and routing tracks in Pro Tools.

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

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 Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Installing MPC 2.2 Firmware Update via USB

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 Live and MPC X - Complete setup and routing in Reason 10

In this guide, we will walk through the complete setup and routing in Propellerhead's Reason 10

Akai Pro MPC Live and X - Exporting Expansions from the MPC Software

With the MPC 2.1 update, you can export MPC expansions directly onto an external drive for use with the MPC software or in standalone with the MPC X or MPC Live. The MPC software and your MPC X/Live hardware will both need to be updated to at least firmware/software version 2.1, where this feature was introduced.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - System Resources Management

Your MPC hardware is capable of handling complex processing when sequencing MIDI data and audio. Just like an operating system on your computer, steps can be taken to optimize your workflow to experience the best possible performance. This article will cover some basic guidelines for optimizing the MPC hardware's System Resources for getting the best performance from its CPU and managing RAM usage.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.1 Walkthrough

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.1 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Complete Setup And Routing in Logic Pro X

The MPC X and MPC LIVE combined with the included MPC software create a powerful beat-making machine. Using the MPC software as a plugin adds even more features and options to connect and interact with your favorite DAW. This guide walks you through everything you need to know about using the Akai Pro MPC X and LIVE as a plugin inside Logic Pro X.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Ableton Link Setup and Tutorial

In this workflow tutorial, we look at how to setup Ableton Link in standalone mode using the built-in wi-fi capabilities found on the MPC Live and MPC X. Opening up a new world of collaborative possibilities, this enables perfectly synched, real-time performance and production with any Ableton Link enabled device.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Drum Warp and Flatten Pad Tutorials

In these new MPC Lounge videos, we explore two recent feature additions introduced with the 2.0.5 update. Drum Warp and Flatten Pad open up a new creative drum programming possibilities to our king of swing, the MPC.

Akai Pro MPC X and Live - Complete Setup and Routing in Cubase

Whether you prefer to go computer-free or not, it can’t be denied that there are some fantastic sounding VST instruments and effects out there. For those times when you need your favorite plugins, the MPC X effortlessly goes from formidable standalone to high-powered MIDI controller, explicitly designed to run the feature-rich MPC Software 2.0 in your favorite DAW. This article will walk you through a full setup with the MPC X or MPC Live and Cubase, including hardware setup, opening MPC 2.0, and routing tr

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update Walkthrough

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - How to Quickly Format a Drive or Storage Device

Keeping your storage devices running in tip-top shape is key to being successful with an MPC X or MPC Live and this means periodically re-formatting to free up unused space. In these videos, we show you how you can quickly and easily reformat any SATA drive, USB thumb drive, or SD card with the MPC Live or X.

MPC 101 - File Management Tips & Tricks

When making music with any software, it's easy to get carried away and forget about all the files and data that are being stored and recalled behind the scenes. Without proper file management and backup, one missing file can bring any creative flow to a grinding halt. In this guide, we will cover tips and tricks pertaining to basic project and file management, including creating backups, exporting a project as an archive, and freeing up extra HD space so you can focus more on your music.

MPC 101 - The MPC Workflow

Every MPC workflow is composed of a few basic elements: songs, sequences, tracks, and programs. Before you can be an MPC master, you'll need to understand how they all work together. In this article, we'll go over the basics of each element and how they relate to each other.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.0.3 Walkthrough

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.0.3 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

Akai Pro MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC 2.0 Software - Overview Video Series

With so many new additions to the new MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC 2.0 Software, it's tough to keep track. In this video series, we walk through some key new features and how to use them.

Akai Pro MPC Live and MPC X - Transferring Content to and from the MPC Live and MPC X

  Both the MPC X and MPC Live are capable of interfacing with your computer to transfer files to and from the hardware. File transfers will allow you to maintain an unbroken workflow whether you are using your MPC hardware in standalone mode or as a controller for the MPC Software. Start your projects on the hardware and continue working...

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Sample Editing Basics

Samples are digitized snippets of audio that can either be recorded using the recording function of your MPC software or loaded from the File Browser. Have a keyboard, vocal, or instrument that you want to sample?  With MPC Essentials, it has never been easier! The following article will show you how to take a sample, assign it to a pad...

MPC Series - Syncing Your MPC With FL Studio

FL Studio is a popular and powerful music production software that an Akai MPC complements very well. With any piece of music production equipment, accurate timing is very important. This guide covers how to synchronize the tempo of your MPC with FL Studio, with FL Studio as the master.     TABLE OF CONTENTS: MIDI Cable Connections MPC Renaissance and...

MPC Series - Setting up Logic Pro for use with an MPC and a USB MIDI Controller

This video and accompanying download walk you though integrating Logic Pro into your MPC-centered studio.  In this setup, we use the MPC as the sequencer, with Logic Pro acting a sound module.  We also incorporate a USB MIDI keyboard controller.     This video and accompanying download walk you though integrating Logic Pro into your MPC-centered studio.  In this setup...

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Using Multiple Instances Of The Plugin

MPC Essentials is a one-track version of the full MPC software. Although this may seem limiting at first, there are plenty of ways to use this to your advantage and allow MPC Essentials to expand with you as your productions grow. This guide uses the MPK Mini MKII and Ableton Live Lite to go over the basics of using MPC...

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

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 running into common problems like an invalid serial number or too many activations, this guide...

Akai Pro MPC Live and MPC 2.0 - Frequently Asked Questions

  The MPC Live is the newest addition to the MPC hardware and software controller family! Featuring both complete standalone operation and full control over the brand new MPC 2.0 software, this machine is the best of both worlds. This guide will discuss some of the popular questions about the MPC Live and MPC 2.0 features and functionality This guide will be...

MPC Training - How to Produce with an Akai Professional MPC

Want to know how to produce music using an MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, or MPC Touch?  You're in the right place!  This article links to many of the most popular and current MPC training videos and tutorials available! Contents MPC Touch MPC Studio Black MPC Studio MPC Renaissance Further Technical Support   MPC Touch Expansion Pack Plugins Installation Walkthrough Knowledge...

Akai Pro MPC Live - Syncing a MIDI controller with an MPC Live

The new MPC Live makes the process of performing your studio inventions on stage incredibly seamless by combining the power of a production centerpiece with the portability and rugged design of an on stage workhorse. This article will walk through setting up a MIDI controller with the MPC Live.   Contents Syncing a MIDI Controller in Standalone Mode Syncing a...

Akai Pro MPC Live - Feature Overview and Tutorial

In this product overview video, we introduce you to the hardware and software features that make up the new MPC Live. Portable, powerful and fully standalone, the MPC Live is set to stoke the creative fire of producers and performers worldwide.   Further Technical Support Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai Pro product...

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Sampling with MPC Essentials

Have a keyboard, vocal, or instrument that you want to sample?  With MPC Essentials, it has never been easier! The following article will show you how to record a sample using your computer's internal sound card, or an external audio interface.     Contents Sampling in MPC Essentials using an Audio Interface Using Audacity to Record Samples Additional Guides &...

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Exporting Basics

  You've finally finished your beat or your song and you're ready to share it with the world, so now what? The MPC Essentials software gives a few different options for exporting your music. The following guide will walk you through the four basic ways you can export your music from MPC Essentials.   Contents  Exporting as an Audio Mixdown...

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