Akai MPC Manuals - Technical Manuals For All MPCs

By MPC-Tutor | Last modified: Oct 14, 2013 | 3 Comments

Akai MPC manuals

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

MPC Renaissance, MPC1000, MPC500, MPC2500, MPC5000 MPC2000XL, MPC2000, MPC4000, MPC3000 MPC60

JJ OS Manuals

Manuals written for the JJOS either by JJ himself or by MPC-Forums.com member, Stann Steez.


Stan Steez JJOS1

On line manuals to read directly from JJ’s site

MPC1000 (Free JJ OS), MPC1000 OS1, MPC1000 OS2OS2XL, OS128XL

MPC2500 Free OS (3.10), MPC2500 OS1, MPC2500 OS2, OS-XL, OS128XL

Service Manuals

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!

MPC1000, MPC2500, MPC5000, MPC2000XL, MPC2000, MPC4000, MPC3000


3 Responses

  1. jack pdr

    Feb 5, 2015 7:38 pm

    I’m now entering this world of production of the MPC 2500 want to hold how to play with it but I am not to be able to manage it, help me


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