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MPC500 Tutorials, Sounds & Resources
The MPC500 is the portable, battery powered baby of the MPC line and the only MPC with just 12 pads. But it’s still a powerful beast and more than capable of making banging MPC beats! Here’s all the posts, tutorials, sounds and articles on this site that will be of interest to an MPC500 owner.
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.
This Akai MPC 500 tutorial covers the basics of loading files and folders into your MPC 500.
Learn how to sync your MPC with Logic Pro using MIDI Clock. Taken from our book ‘Using the Akai MPC With Logic Pro’.
Learn how to configure software instruments in Reason 5 to be controlled by an MPC through different MIDI channels. Taken from our book, “Using the Akai MPC With Reason’
Learn how to import MPC MIDI sequences into Ableton Live as clips – this tutorial is suitable for all standalone MPCs.
Configure your Akai MPC to be fully recognised by Pro Tools as an official MIDI device, with full MPC MIDI port information showing in all Pro Tools tracks.
Learn how to master the art of chopping drum breaks on the Akai MPC 500 – a tricky technique as there’s no waveform editor and no auto chopping!
Learn some important concepts regarding MIDI and how to use with when producing beats on an Akai MPC, including some example hardware set ups.
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.