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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.

Akai Pro MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Touch, and MPC Software - Using List Edit Mode

Created: 03/22/2018 | Modified: 04/11/2018

The MPC workflow tends to lend itself to various methods of getting from point A to point B whether you are creating and editing audio or editing your sequences. The MPC List Editor provides a means of visualizing the various elements of your projects in an organized and linear way. This article will cover what the List Editor is, why you might want to use it over Grid Edit, and will provide an example of editing a project through the List Edit Mode menu.

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

Created: 03/21/2018 | Modified: 04/06/2018

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

Created: 03/08/2018 | Modified: 03/21/2018

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

Created: 03/07/2018 | Modified: 03/07/2018

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

Created: 02/14/2018 | Modified: 02/15/2018

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

Created: 11/14/2017 | Modified: 11/14/2017

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 - Drum Warp and Flatten Pad Tutorials

Created: 10/25/2017 | Modified: 10/25/2017

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 MPC Live - Ableton Link Setup and Tutorial

Created: 10/25/2017 | Modified: 10/25/2017

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 Live - Battery Optimization

Created: 10/02/2017 | Modified: 03/07/2018

Your MPC Live 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 Live's battery life.