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MPC Standalone Workflow Guide

MPC 201


AKAI's MPC standalone music production centers like the MPC Live II, the MPC One and the MPC X are great for any music production task. See them in action, and master their features in this course, with music producer and MPC expert Booker Edwards.

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1 Welcome 02:26
2 MPC One Hardware Overview 04:02
3 MPC Live II Hardware Overview 03:53

Course Overview

Booker Edwards Jr.

Booker Edwards Jr.

The Akai MPC has been an industry standard in music production ever since the release of the MPC60 in the '80s. With its sampling and MIDI sequencing features and its iconic 16-pad design, this revolutionary instrument has played a major role in the creation of many hit records in every genre. This hands-on course focuses on the standalone workflow of the current line of MPC instruments, such as the MPC Live II, the MPC One and the MPC X.

Booker starts with an overview of the MPC One, MPC Live II and MPC X hardware units. This is where you learn about the controls, pads, buttons and connectivity of each device. Your teacher then dives into Main Mode, where you will spend most of your time when producing. After looking at synchronizing with Splice and installing MPC Expansion Packs, you learn how to use the internal plugins of your MPC. You discover how sequencing and recording work. You also learn to connect and control external gear, how to use FX, how to expand the I/O using USB connectivity, how to connect to a DAW and more...

It's time to make beats with your AKAI MPC. Join Booker Edwards in this in-depth course and take your MPC beat-making skills to another level... no computer required!