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Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - Changing Time Signature

Created: 09/14/2017 | Modified: 09/14/2017

Time Signature, or meter, is a written indicator that shows the number of beats per measure and the type of note that carries the beat in a piece of music. This article will walk you through how to change the time signature in your sequence as well as the project default time signature in the MPC 2.0 software.

MPC 101 - File Management Tips & Tricks

Created: 08/23/2017 | Modified: 08/23/2017

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.

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

Created: 08/21/2017 | Modified: 08/24/2017

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.

Akai Pro MPC X - Deconstructing a Project

Created: 07/24/2017 | Modified: 07/24/2017

In this video, we're going to deconstruct and rebuild a demo project on the MPC X including examining the elements of a full sequence, editing that sequence, and adding our own twist.

MPC 101 - The MPC Workflow

Created: 07/24/2017 | Modified: 07/24/2017

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

Created: 07/13/2017 | Modified: 08/21/2017

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

Created: 07/12/2017 | Modified: 07/12/2017

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 X - Unboxing and Basic Setup

Created: 07/10/2017 | Modified: 07/10/2017

In this video, we unbox the brand new Akai Pro MPC X! This includes a walkthrough of the box contents, inputs and outputs, as well as how to plug it in and start making some noise.

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

Created: 06/19/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Both the MPC X and MPC Live are capable of interfacing with your computer to transfer files to and from the hardware. Start your projects on the hardware and continue working on your computer or vice versa - wherever you are, the music won't be far behind! This guide will walk through the process of properly formatting your external or internal drive as well as transferring project files, MPC expansions, and sample content.

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

Created: 06/12/2017 | Modified: 07/12/2017

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.