If you own an MPC1000 or MPC2500, you may have heard talk about the ‘JJOS’, but due to the way JJOS is kept quite ‘underground’ with no marketing from the developer himself, many people remain confused…
Akai MPC Tutorials by MPC-Tutor. The Original MPC Tutorial Site
Akai MPC tutorials from MPC-Tutor. The original MPC tutorial site which since 2002 has been bringing you practical, hands-on Akai MPC tutorials as well as MPC articles, MPC resources and MPC sounds for the MPC Live, MPC X, MPC Software, MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, MPC1000, MPC500, MPC5000, MPC2500, JJOS, MPC2000XL and all other legacy MPCs. After checking out all the free MPC tutorials here, head over to my MPC Book Store where you can purchase my critically acclaimed MPC tutorial books, and MPC-Samples.com to get MPC drum kits, multisamples and expansions made specifically for all models of MPC.
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A vintage multisampled 70s Ludwig drum kit for MPCs and Maschine, complete with ready-made finger drumming layouts.
A collection of live hip hop drum breaks recorded by the legendary Timmy Rickard – fresh chopping material for all break beat junkies!
Make a simple but very usable drum kit in the MPC Software using drum multisamples chopped from a live drum break.
Having problems loading sounds into your MPC? This article will help you troubleshoot the problem, be it disk corruption, OS bugs or memory problems.
If your MPC4000 jog wheel no longer functions correctly, it’s probably time to get the encoder replaced. This step-by-step tutorial describes exactly how to perform the task – warning, soldering skills required!
If you are having problems updating your MPC Renaissance or MPC Studio firmware, make sure you check out the resources in this post!
I’ve just released a fully multisampled drum kit recorded to analogue tape that comes with ready-made MPC finger drumming programs. It’s rare to find any multisampled kit recorded to tape, and it’s even rarer for it to be made specifically for MPCs – find out more!
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’.
I’ve just updated my popular MPC25000 tutorial book, ‘Beat Making on the MPC2500’ to now also support the free JJOS – a free update for existing owners!