Download the latest Akai MPC manuals for all MPC models. These are the ‘MPC Technical Manuals’ that ship with every MPC; with newer MPCs you’ll typically get an ‘MPC Quick Start Guide’ as well, so where possible I have included both. I have included both Akai MPC manuals and the manuals for third party operating systems, such as the official JJOS manuals from the JJ web site, and Stan Steez’s JJOS1 manual.
An ‘MPC Technical Manual’ will tell you the exact functionality for each button, including a matter-of-fact breakdown of all OS functions, so they make a great technical reference guide. However if you need some help in how to use these buttons creatively to make music then check out the MPC tutorials here on MPC-Tutor.com, which are all adapted from my award winning ‘Beat Making on the MPC‘ books.
Akai MPC Operating Manuals
Archives containing the official Akai technical manuals, including any addendums for OS updates
JJ OS Manuals
Manuals written for the JJOS either by JJ himself or by MPC-Forums.com member, Stann Steez.
On line manuals to read directly from JJ’s site
If you are into repairing the internals of your MPC, then you may need to consult the official service manuals which contain circuit board diagrams, part numbers and general servicing information. Thanks to DJ Khayos for the 5000 manual!