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So you just bought an MPC Touch. Now what?

Created: 03/30/2017 | Modified: 07/06/2017

Introducing 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

So you just bought an MPK mini mkII. Now what?

Created: 03/28/2017 | Modified: 07/06/2017

The MPK Mini MKII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. If you just picked up on one of these handy controllers, you may be wondering: what do I do next? Look no further! This guide compiles all of the best articles and tutorials to help you get completely up and running, and take your productions to the next level.

So you just bought an MPC Studio/Renaissance. Now what?

Created: 03/24/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Fusing Akai Professional's legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer, MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio are the unrivaled instruments for music production. If you just purchased one of these productions beasts, 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.

MPC 101 - Creating a Patched Phrase

Created: 03/20/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Creating a patched phrase allows automatic beat matching of loops and phrases to your sequence's tempo. This guide will walk through how to turn any loop into a patched phrase in the MPC software.

VIP - Managing Kontakt and other Expansion Plugins

Created: 03/16/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

VIP gives you immediate access to any virtual instrument in your collection, with or without a DAW. It's a powerful way to play virtual instruments live or integrate them into a recording session. Kontakt is one of the most commonly used plugins, but beca

MPC 101 - Common Terms Explained

Created: 03/10/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or brand new to MPC, understanding the terminology is the first step to creating with an MPC. This guide will discuss all of the important terms and elements of your MPC so you can start creating.

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Setup and Feature Walkthrough Videos

Created: 03/09/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

This video series covers all of the great features of the MPC Touch from building a simple beat, to recording loops, to even using plugins and editing programs. All without looking at a computer. Whether you are new to MPC or a seasoned veteran just picki

MPC Academy - MPC Touch Video Tutorials

Created: 03/08/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Just getting started with your MPC Touch? These videos will provide in-depth, step-by-step walkthroughs on sampling, sequencing, building programs and so much more.

Akai Pro MPD232 - How to Download and Use the Included Sample Content

Created: 03/06/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

MPD232 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller designed for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs. Its blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with USB connectivity brings the feel of classic beat making into computer music production. This guide walks

Akai Pro MPD226 - How to Download and Use the Included Sample Content

Created: 03/06/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

MPD226 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller designed for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs. Its blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with USB connectivity brings the feel of classic beat making into computer music production. This guide walks