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.

MPC Bass Multisamples

MPC Bass Multisamples

By MPC-Tutor, | 6

Free MPC bass multisamples for most MPCs with at least 3 notes per octave for great realism but low memory usage.

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

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

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

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

Akai MPC Manuals

By MPC-Tutor, | 5

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