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So you just bought an MPC Touch. Now what?


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Article updated 08-02-2017

MPCTOUCHIntroducing 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 wondering: what do I do next? Look no further! This guide compiles all the best articles and tutorials to help you get completely up and running with your new MPC and take your productions to the next level.

 

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Register, Download, and Install the Software

The first step you want to take is registering the MPC Touch. After successful registration, you will have access to all of the software downloads and authorization codes needed to run the MPC.
Here is a helpful guide that will walk you through the installation and unlock process.

If you are having any trouble unlocking the software or getting the display to connect properly, don't worry! Most issues can be resolved painlessly and on your own. Check out the articles below for solutions to the most common problems:

 

 

Learning the Basic Functions and Common Terms of MPC Software

When learning anything new, there will always be certain terms that you will not understand right away. We have gathered a few helpful guides that explain common terms and basic functions of the MPC Software. This is the stuff you'll want to know before you can be truly successful with your MPC.

 

 

Plugin Setup

After you have installed and unlocked all of the software, it's time to set up your plugin in the MPC Software. Click on the following link for instructions on setting up your plugins and expansions.

Here is a helpful video that walks through how to load sounds on to your MPC Touch.

 

 

Sampling and Editing

Sampling and editing are some of the most well-known features on the MPC. The MPC Touch provides an amazing workflow on the touch-screen display. Check out the video below for a quick tutorial on sampling and editing.

For a complete walkthrough on connecting, sequencing, and sampling your favorite synthesizer or drum module, see our guide below:

 

 

DAW Setup Assistance

The following links will assist you with setting up your MPC Touch with some of the most commonly used Digital Audio Workstations.
Click on your DAW for a setup guide.

The following guides are for the MPC Studio and Renaissance, however, the setup is the same.

 

 

MPC Academy and Other Video Tutorials

Still need assistance getting started? Not to worry! We've assembled a guide full of instructional videos that will help you learn the basics of using your MPC.

 

 

More Guides and Tutorials

Here are a few more helpful resources for your MPC Touch.

 

 

Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai Pro product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the experienced Akai Pro technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.