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 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

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?

Akai MPC Manuals

By MPC-Tutor, 5 Comments

Download the latest technical manual for your model of Akai MPC sampler, including quick start guides where available.

Creating the Perfect Stereo Mix

By MPC-Tutor,

This is a guest article from Eddie Bazil, the chief sound designer at MPC-Samples.com. This article is an excerpt from Mixing Simplified Vol 1: Creating the Perfect Stereo Mix, which shows you, step-by-step, how to…

MIxing With Headphones

Mixing With Headphones

By MPC-Tutor,

This subject has done the rounds for years. Often it is the cash strapped home studio owner who has to resort to using headphones,the cheaper and space saving solution, instead of speakers to conduct mixing…