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Created: 07/26/2018 | Modified: 08/01/2018
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.
Created: 05/04/2018 | Modified: 05/18/2018
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.
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.
Created: 03/22/2018 | Modified: 06/21/2018
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.
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
Created: 03/08/2018 | Modified: 05/18/2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.