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

J Dilla MPC Drum Kit

J Dilla-Style MPC Drum Kit

By MPC-Tutor, 2 Comments

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.

Layered MPC Drum Kit

Layered MPC Drum Kit

By MPC-Tutor, 4 Comments

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.

MPC Related Web Sites

By MPC-Tutor,

Various MPC web sites including fan sites, free resources and some MPC focussed businesses.

Akai MPC Drum Breaks

Akai MPC Drum Breaks

By MPC-Tutor, 1 Comment

Free and completely original drum breaks in WAV format, compatible with most MPCs – pressed to vinyl, resampled and perfectly looped.

Pete Rock Drum Kit

Pete Rock MPC Drum Kit

By MPC-Tutor,

A free Pete Rock inspired MPC drum kit, featuring kicks hats, snares and claps that have the classic Pete Rock vibe, but with a modern MPC-Samples.com twist. All the drum sounds are laid out into MPC programs for easy finger drumming and are compatible with all MPCs.

MPC500 Review

MPC500 Review

By MPC-Tutor, 6 Comments

A review of the small but perfectly formed Akai MPC500, the first ever battery powered MPC.

Akai MPC Software Applications

MPC Software Applications

By MPC-Tutor, 14 Comments

Software applications created to specifically for MPC beat makers – MPC program creation, sound conversion and other utilities, for Mac and PC.

Warming Your Mixes

Warming Up your Mixes

By MPC-Tutor, 1 Comment

The problem with tutorials like this is that I have to convey to you what warmth means. In terms of music technology most people marry warmth with valve and analogue tape technology, and the frequency…

MPC1000 vs MPC2500

MPC1000 Vs MPC2500

By MPC-Tutor, 15 Comments

The MPC2500 and MPC1000 are the two related siblings in the Akai MPC line, both with a similar OS but different hardware. Which one should you buy?