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Akai Pro MPC Touch - Sequencing and Sampling with a Synthesizer or Drum Module

The MPC Touch offers all of the connectivity and features you need to integrate your favorite synthesizers and drum modules into your performance workflow. This guide will walk through the steps necessary to get your analog synthesizer/drum modules connected and synchronized with your MPC Touch.   Contents Hardware Setup Recording and Sending a MIDI Sequence to/from your Synthesizer/Synth Module Recording a...

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 - 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 Touch - Complete Setup and Routing in Cubase

The MPC Touch and included MPC software combine to create a powerful beat-making machine, incorporating all elements of the legendary MPC workflow. 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 Touch as a...

MPC 101 - Syncing a MIDI controller with an MPC Touch

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 Touch lets you send MIDI Beat Clock sync out to your external MIDI controllers. This article takes the user through syncing the standalone MPC app with MIDI controllers.   Contents MPC Hardware Setup Syncing...

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...

So you just bought an MPC Touch. Now what?

Introducing a new approach to music production with an ultra fast and super intuitive workflow, the Touch is powered by a radiant 7" color multi-touch display. Literally grab and pinch waveforms, draw midi events, adjust envelopes, chop samples, add effects and precisely set your controls using your fingertips. If you just purchased one of these production machines, you may be...

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 Touch - Setup and Feature Walkthrough Videos

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 picking up an MPC Touch, these videos are a great way to get into the...

MPC Academy - MPC Touch Video Tutorials

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.    Contents Sampling & Editing Creating Drum Programs Sequencing Grid Mode and Saving Keygroups Program Edit Plugin Programs Song Mode Exporting Stems Ableton Additional Guides & Videos Further Technical Support   Sampling and Editing   Creating Drum...

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 Touch - Complete Setup And Routing in Logic Pro X

The MPC Touch and included MPC software combine to create a powerful beat-making machine, incorporating all elements of the legendary MPC workflow. Using the MPC software as a plugin adds even more features and options to connect and interact with your fa

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.

MPC Touch - Complete Setup And Routing in Logic Pro X

  The MPC Touch and included MPC software combine to create a powerful beat-making machine, incorporating all elements of the legendary MPC workflow. 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...

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 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 Base...

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Using the MPC Expansion Packs & Plugins

The Akai Pro MPC Touch is truly a workflow revolution.  It incorporates the ease of a touch screen right on the device for quicker production.  This guide walks through how to get up and running and start making music quickly using the MPC Touch.   Content Where to download the Expansion plugins and other included software Install the MPC Expansion...

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Downloading, Installing, and Authorizing MPC 2.0

Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution. In this video, we show you how to download, install, and authorize the MPC 2.0 software for your MPC Touch.

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 Touch - Installation, Calibration and Unlock Walkthrough

  Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution.  It incorporates the ease of a touch screen right on the device for quicker production.  This guide thoroughly walks through the installation procedure.  ...

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Setup With Ableton Live

In this video, I walk through setting up the MPC Touch with Ableton Live so you can access the MPC Software plugin and control Ableton's transport via the MPC Touch hardware.   Additional Guides & Videos Setup Guides Akai Pro MPC Touch - Installation, Calibration, and Unlock Walkthrough Akai Pro MPC Touch - Using the MPC Expansion Packs & Plugins...

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Setup With FL Studio

In this video, I walk through setting up the MPC Touch with FL Studio so you can access the MPC Software plugin and control FL Studio's transport via the MPC Touch hardware and MMC.   Additional Guides & Videos Setup Guides Akai Pro MPC Touch - Installation, Calibration, and Unlock Walkthrough Akai Pro MPC Touch - Using the MPC Expansion...

MPC Touch - Display Configuration Troubleshooting Guide

The Akai MPC Touch boasts a 7" touchscreen that allows you to have full control over your projects without ever looking away from the hardware.  The MPC Touch is recognized by your computer as an extra display, so making sure that it is set up properly is very important. This guide reviews some of the most common questions and concerns...

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Frequently Asked Questions

  In creating the MPC Touch, we have once again established the iconic MPC series as the thought leader in music production technology. Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution. How producers...

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Uninstalling and Updating MPC Touch Drivers

If you've updated your operating system from a previous version of macOS and you're having trouble getting everything up and running smoothly, remnant settings from the old OS may be causing the issue. This article will walk you through the steps to configure the operating system, hardware drivers, and resolve any issues.

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 MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, and MPC Touch - Video Tutorials

  Video tutorials for the Akai Pro MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio and MPC Touch are being released both by Akai and by users at a rapid pace.  We've collected some of our favorites together here in one place.   Contents Complete Download, Installation & Setup Walkthough MPC Academy: MPC Touch - by Akai Professional MPC Touch - by Akai Professional MPC University...

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Sequencing and Sampling with a Synthesizer or Drum Module

The MPC Touch offers all of the connectivity and features you need to integrate your favorite synthesizers and drum modules into your performance workflow. This guide will walk through the steps necessary to get your analog synthesizer/drum modules connected and synchronized with your MPC Touch.   Contents Hardware Setup Recording and Sending a MIDI Sequence to/from your Synthesizer/Synth Module Recording a...

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 - 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 Touch - Complete Setup and Routing in Cubase

The MPC Touch and included MPC software combine to create a powerful beat-making machine, incorporating all elements of the legendary MPC workflow. 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 Touch as a...

MPC 101 - Syncing a MIDI controller with an MPC Touch

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 Touch lets you send MIDI Beat Clock sync out to your external MIDI controllers. This article takes the user through syncing the standalone MPC app with MIDI controllers.   Contents MPC Hardware Setup Syncing...

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...

So you just bought an MPC Touch. Now what?

Introducing a new approach to music production with an ultra fast and super intuitive workflow, the Touch is powered by a radiant 7" color multi-touch display. Literally grab and pinch waveforms, draw midi events, adjust envelopes, chop samples, add effects and precisely set your controls using your fingertips. If you just purchased one of these production machines, you may be...

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...

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