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Akai MPC5000 - Using the frequency shifter for huge chorus and stereo effects

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Frequency Shifter is an effect that has been around for a long time, but fell out of favor in the late 1970s. Today, producers are rediscovering this effect that does NOT do what its name implies. A frequency shifter does not function as a pitch shifter;

Akai MPC5000 - Using Q-Links to Control and Sequence External Synths

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Many external synthesizers and modules have parameters such as filters, envelopes, and oscillators that can be controlled by MIDI Continuous Controllers (CCs). You can use MPC5000 Q-Link controls to send and sequence MIDI CCs to control these parameters.

Akai MPC5000 - Massive Aggressive Distortion

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Here's an effects chain that’s designed for absolute distortion craziness. We recommend trying it on drums, hits, and 16th note arpeggiated synths.

Akai MPC5000 - Performance Tools

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The MPC5000 not only features great tools for song and beat production, it's also a powerful live-performance instrument. From dirty, gritty, in-your-face distortions to wacky modulation effects, the MPC5000's effects engine could easily replace an entire

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Sonar

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Sonar.

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Ableton Live

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Ableton Live.

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Reason

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Reason.

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Cubase LE

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Cubase LE.

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Cubase and Nuendo

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Cubase and Nuendo.

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Pro Tools

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Pro Tools.