MPC Software applications let you build MPC format programs on your computer, plus often include other useful features for the MPC beat maker. Below are a list of the best MPC software applications out there – no affiliation to me, just a list of apps you might want to check out.
Free MPC Software
Blue Box – PC only. Creates MPC1000/500/5000/2500 programs, plus AKP import.
MPC Maid – Free, cross platform program creator for MPC1000/500/2500/500 program format only.
Pad 187 – Free, Mac only. Similar to BlueBox, creates MPC1000/500/2500/5000 format programs.
2KXL – Free, Mac & PC. Creates XL format PGM files, which also work in newer MPCs. Requires Adobe Air.
Akai’s MPC Software – The software that hooks up with the MPC Renaissance & MPC Studio.
RS-16X – Mac only. Drum machine/sequencer with MPC2000/3000 PGM import/export
mpcPGMmaker – Original version of RS-16x, no longer supported, but accepts RS-16x serials. Appears to be no longer available for download
MPC Editor – PC only, free version has limited features. Creates programs that work in all MPCs.
REX2MPC – Mac only, trial available. Converts Recycle files into MPC programs. ‘Lite’ version available.