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’.
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.
Latest MPC Tutorials & Articles
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!
The latest tutorial book from MPC-Tutor – the complete guide to sampling and program construction on the MPC Renaissance & MPC Studio. 270 pages of hand-on, step-by-step MPC Software tutorials!
Free multitrack drum breaks, old school funk style. Comes complete with the main stereo mix and the separate kick, snare and overhead mic recording so you can adjust the mix of the breaks to your own taste.
Learn how to install ‘Vintage Mode’ as a set of standard VST plugins in both MPC Studio & MPC Renaissance, allowing you to use all four of them simultaneously on individual pads, tracks, master fx.
A free MPC template that allows you to output very low MIDI notes chromatically from your MPC pads. Suitable for MPC1000, MPC2500, MPC5000, MPC500, JJOS1/Free.
The new tutorial book from MPC-Tutor. Learn the art of sampling in JJOSXL with the JJOSXL Sampling Bible – 125 pages of practical and creative JJOSXL tutorials for the MPC1000 & MPC2500.
Learn all the hidden JJOSXL shortcuts and tricks to speed up your workflow as you navigate more efficiently around JJOSXL on the MPC1000 and MPC2500.
A collection of free live drum breaks, authentically recorded by UK drummer Timmy Rickard using authentic vintage recording techniques for a fat, warm classic sound.
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.