Akai MPC Manuals - Technical Manuals For All MPCs

By MPC-Tutor | Last modified: Jul 2, 2018 | 11 Comments

Download the latest Akai MPC manuals for all MPC models. These are the ‘MPC Technical Manuals’ that ship with every MPC. I have included both Akai MPC manuals and the manuals for third party operating systems, such as the official JJOS manuals from the JJ web site, and Stan Steez’s JJOS1 manual.

An ‘MPC Technical Manual’ will tell you the exact functionality for each button, including a matter-of-fact breakdown of all OS functions, so they make a great technical reference guide. However if you need some help in how to use these buttons creatively to make music then check out the MPC tutorials here on MPC-Tutor.com, which are all adapted from my award winning ‘MPC Bibles & Beat Making on the MPC‘ books.

Latest MPC Operating Manuals

These are the complete manuals for Akai’s current generation of MPCs (MPC Renaissance & MPC Studio owners need to download the relevant MPC Software manual).

MPC X/MPC Live/MPC Touch, MPC Software 2, MPC Software 1.9.

The following are the ‘Quick Start’ guides for all the latest MPCs:

MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio (Black), MPC Studio (silver)

Latest MPC Tutorial Courses From MPC-Tutor

The MPC X & MPC Live Bible

The MPC Renaissance & MPC Studio Bible (2.x Edition)

The MPC Touch Bible (2.x Edition)

Legacy MPC Manuals

The following are the latest version of the official Akai technical manuals for legacy MPC models:

MPC1000, MPC500, MPC2500, MPC5000 MPC2000XL, MPC2000, MPC4000, MPC3000 MPC60

JJ OS Manuals

Manuals written for the JJOS either by JJ himself or by MPC-Forums.com member, Stann Steez.


Stan Steez JJOS1

On line manuals to read directly from JJ’s site

MPC1000 (Free JJ OS), MPC1000 OS1, MPC1000 OS2OS2XL, OS128XL

MPC2500 Free OS (3.10), MPC2500 OS1, MPC2500 OS2, OS-XL, OS128XL

Service Manuals

If you are into repairing the internals of your MPC, then you may need to consult the official service manuals which contain circuit board diagrams, part numbers and general servicing information. Thanks to DJ Khayos for the 5000 manual!

MPC1000, MPC2500, MPC5000, MPC2000XL, MPC2000, MPC4000, MPC3000

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11 Responses

  1. jack pdr

    Feb 5, 2015 7:38 pm

    I’m now entering this world of production of the MPC 2500 want to hold how to play with it but I am not to be able to manage it, help me

  2. andrew

    Jan 14, 2017 2:59 pm

    no way to find instructions operation manual for AKAI AK-8213

    • MPC-Tutor

      Jan 14, 2017 3:10 pm

      Hmmm, I believe the Akai AK-8213 is a vacuum cleaner. This is a site dedicated to Akai Professional audio samplers, specifically the MPC range. Completely different ‘Akai’.

    • mchid

      Sep 21, 2020 8:35 am

      Although the AK-8213 is an audio recording device (handheld digital recording device), I believe this device is by AKAI and not AKAI professional. Also, this device is not a music production center and isn’t related to music production so the manual can’t be found on this website. I would check with manualslib or another website instead.

  3. Jordan

    Feb 14, 2018 5:56 pm

    Is the manual for the Renaissance not available? I have some blown resistors in my Ren that I would like to replace but I need schematics so I can know exactly what I need.

  4. Gspring

    Dec 20, 2020 8:59 pm

    I want to load my MPC60 sounds and sequences into my MPC One. I have an external floppy drive and 3.5 disks. I don’t own my MPC60 anymore.


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