MusicTech Magazine 'Choice' Award Winner (8/10)
"If you don’t own this, you’re probably not getting the most out of your MPC!"
So, you’ve bought an MPC 500, you’ve gone through the manual and know what all the buttons do…so what next? You want to make beats, right? But how do you actually use an MPC to quickly produce those killer beats you’ve always dreamed of?
‘Beat making on the MPC 500’ is the definitive tutorial guide for all Akai MPC 500 producers looking to quickly and effortlessly unlock the massive creative possibilities of the MPC 500:
- Discover how to create phatter sounding beats, make thicker & grimier drums, learn expert sequencing tricks and flip your samples just like the pros
- Learn how to completely change the groove and feel of sampled drum breaks, create your own unique drum kits, and build your own breakbeats that sound just like a real drummer
- Uncover the secrets of MPC multisampling and turn your MPC into a virtual bass guitar or piano, create your own instrument loops and riffs
- Find out how to build complete beat & songs, record to multitrack equipment, and use effects correctly when creating master recordings for record label demos.
There's 44 tutorials in total, each one expertly written in a clear, easy to follow style assuming no prior technical knowledge whatsoever, all covering 'real world', practical situations.
Currently in its second revision, ‘Beatmaking on the MPC 500’ stands as the only comprehensive written work about the Akai MPC 500 sampler. Its author Andy Avgousti (widely known as 'MPC-Tutor'), has long been recognised as a leading expert in the Akai MPC 500 community and is founder of MPC-Forums.com, the largest MPC community on the net with over 50,000 members.
Beatmaking on the MPC' is a guide that shows you how to be creative with something rather than just how the buttons work. It’s thoughtfully structured and written in concise yet authoritative language - it covers an awful lot of ground, so there’s plenty here for users of all levels, from beginners to experts. If you don’t own this, you’re probably not getting the most out of your MPC!
Excerpt From MusicTech Magazine Review
Each tutorial comes with detailed explanations of all concepts, backed up with clear screen shots and 500 actual MPC 500 sounds and files so you can perfectly recreate each lesson in your MPC.
I've had my MPC for about a month now, and can knock out a nice sampled beat pretty easy...but theres so much i dont know, stuff that i want to do, that i was doing before and it was frustrating. So i got that (ebook) and started going thru it and its ****** brilliant! This book is quality...im a happy customer - I'd reccomend it 100%. Apart from the mpc itself thats the best buy i've made.A-Dub, London
As Matt Bean, senior editor at Rodale Publishing states -'These books are FANTASTIC - so amazingly detailed. They help you make sense of the MPC 500 in no time.' No more head scratching, no more frustration – quickly discover how you can use your MPC 500 to make the beats you’ve always wanted. Whoever you are and whatever your production background, you will find this book inspiring, challenging and ultimately enlightening. Available instantly after purchase.
- Contents: 226 page PDF Ebook, 500 example MPC samples, PGMs and MID files.
Digital Download - PDF, WAV files, and MPC500 Format files
To be used with the MPC500, Akai OS 1.31
- Author: Andy Avgousti ('MPC-Tutor')
- Delivery: Download instantly after purchase.
- Price: $29.99
"(Beatmaking on the MPC) is a guide that shows you how to be creative with something rather than just how the buttons work. It’s thoughtfully structured and written in concise yet authoritative language - it covers an awful lot of ground, so there’s plenty here for users of all levels, from beginners to experts. If you don’t own this, you’re probably not getting the most out of your MPC!"
Excerpt From MusicTech Magazine Review, Issue 64 (Choice Award Winner, 8/10)
"These books are FANTASTIC - so amazingly detailed. They help you make sense of the MPC in no time."
Matt Bean, Senior Article Editor, Rodale Publishing
"Thank you for the Beatmaking on the MPC tutorial. I bought it last week and it's been really helpful. It's answered many of the questions I've had and it's really nice having the sounds to demonstrate the techniques."
Rob Fitzgerald, USA
"man i love this book... I have been using a Mpc since 1999, but there was so much i didnt know... So when i purchased the Mpc-500 and then brought the Mpc -500 E-book by Mpc Tutor, My Eyes Got Opened Big Time...I Recommend It To Everybody Who Has An Mpc-500"
Scorsese718, MPC-Forums.com community member
"It's a great ebook! GO BUY IT!!!"
Phil S, www.myspace.com/flipomatbeats
"I considered myself to be pretty knowledgeable with the machine, but even in the beginner sections I found time saving tips I did not know you could do before. All in all, I think there is something in here for everyone.
"The tutorial is a new learning experience and it's fun, it helps to sharpen the already known skills and attitude in working this machine. I must certainly say that MPC-Tutor has put in blood ,sweat ,and tears into this book! Great job, Tutor!"
"I've had my MPC for about a month now, and can knock out a nice sampled beat pretty easy...but theres so much i dont know, stuff that i want to do, that i was doing before and it was frustrating. So i got that (ebook) and started going thru it and its ****** brilliant! This book is quality...im a happy customer - I'd reccomend it 100%. Apart from the mpc itself thats the best buy i've made."
"I think the (Beat Making on the MPC) book is the best thing available for learning the mpc and i am a big fan of it. I know that writing a book like this is a mammoth task – I appreciate all the work you have put into it."
Mark Mclean, UK
"It’s quite simply marvelous. The user manual is odd to say the least… your ebook is EXACTLY what I need… I keep discovering wonderful things I can do…following the tutorials (not always in order though!). Thanks so much for such a useful, essential tool. Worth every penny."
Jonathan Duffy, USA
"Copped it - a great piece of work, well worth the money. Much props Tutor, clearly a deal of hard work went in to this."
"Yesterday I was as excited as hell get my MPC. And Yes! I got it. Set it up. Looked at it...looked at it. Now what do I do?
I figured I could sit here and try and work it out with the manual. Or pay to get instant tuition, so that is what I did. I purchased your ebook yesterday and within 3-4 Hours I was making music. I don’t have a musical background really other than using a bit of software here and there, so your book worked a treat. Thanks very Much. I recommend it to anyone.”
D. Benson , Taranaki , New Zealand
"Really, a nice tutorial, a lot of work have been made ! Easy to read, especially for people like me, who doesn’t use English as their primary language. Concepts are well explained. A must have for newbies like myself."
T Chilom, France