Just received your MPC Renaissance or MPC Studio (or MPC Element) and wondering ‘what next’? This tutorial covers the basics of getting your MPC hardware and MPC Software up and running– quick and to the point!
MPC Element & MPC Essentials Tutorials
MPC Element & MPC Essentials tutorials, tips & tricks. The MPC Element is the dedicated controller for the MPC Essentials software, which itself is a stripped down version of Akai’s MPC Software. The following MPC Essentials tutorials are fully compatible with both MPC Essentials and MPC Software and are adapted from my MPC Software tutorial book, ‘MPC: Sampling Laid Bare‘.
Make a simple but very usable drum kit in the MPC Software using drum multisamples chopped from a live drum break.
This free MPC Renaissance/MPC Studio tutorial teaches you how to layer drum sounds in the MPC Software & MPC Essentials using ‘Sample Layers’ and ‘Simultaneous Play’.
In this article I take a look at whether your old MPC4000 and MPC2000XL beats will load in version 1.2 of the MPC Software. I also revisit MPC1000/2500 support to highlight a new bug.