Learn how to chop and manipulate breaks on an Akai MPC2000XL using the ‘zone’ function to create new breaks and cool stutter effects.
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
Learn some important concepts regarding MIDI and how to use with when producing beats on an Akai MPC, including some example hardware set ups.
An MPC1000 and MPC2500 tutorial that tackles the problem of losing snare decay tails by using a simple sequencing trick.
Discover ways in which you can manipulate and grime up your drum samples using just an Akai MPC5000.
An MPC 5000 tutorial that teaches the important technique of layering drums using pad ‘layers’ and the SIMULT function.
I was recently lucky enough to get my hands on MPCstuff.com’s new XLCD large screen modification for the MPC2500. It runs a modified JJOS called the JJOS 128 which is similar to the free JJOS but with…
This free Dilla-style MPC Drum Kit contains Akai MPC drum sounds inspired by drum style of the legendary hip hop producer, J Dilla. Kicks, snares, claps, hats and percussion, all laid out into MPC program kits for easy finger drumming and compatible with all MPCs.
Free MPC bass multisamples for most MPCs with at least 3 notes per octave for great realism but low memory usage.
This layered MPC drum kit contains sounds that have been carefully processed to ensure that no matter how many sounds you layer together, and no matter which combination of sound you use, the results are always perfect with no phasing, no nasty artefacts, and no unwanted gain boosts.
Various MPC web sites including fan sites, free resources and some MPC focussed businesses.