Now that the MPC's controls are jammed into your brain, it's time to put them to work and get creative! In this advanced MPC course, you learn the art of making music on Akai's MPC Renaissance and Studio with Hip Hop producer and MPV expert Booker Edwards, Jr. leading the way...
You've got the tools. You're getting your head wrapped around the software. Now it's time to kick out the tracks! Building upon the knowledge of his MPC "Revealed" course, urban music artist Booker Edwards takes you beat-by-beat through his creative process and shows you how to produce an original Hip Hop track entirely from scratch! Let the inspiration begin!
How cool is it to be sitting next to an MPC master - like Booker - as he invites you into his production world. It is here that you see him and the amazingly integrated MPC in action. You're invited along on the musical journey as his song evolves, builds and systematically takes shape fusing the integrated power of the MPC hardware and software. You learn the art of building and sequencing drum parts and virtual instrument tracks as Booker sculpts his ideas. Throughout this course you master Booker's tips on sampling, mixing and arranging that he deploys as he effortlessly guides you through the complex process of MPC-style music production.
This course is a hands-on producer's guide that artfully mixes MPC technical "need-to-knows" with universal music production tips. And it's all here waiting for you join in! So sit back and become enlightened as Booker Edwards pushes the MPC to the production edge and returns with a Hip Hop track that both educates, empowers and inspires you to dig deeper into the rich world of making music with the MPC.
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Corey Steward wrote on October 4, 2016
Great course and I loved how he showed how to do things from both hardware and software and explained why and how he made changes to his tracks. Big UPS!!
dave sereny wrote on July 5, 2014
Good course wating for number 3 to go into Qlink section with more details.
MJIII wrote on May 18, 2014
I enjoyed it very much. It cleared up a lot of questions for me. I just wish he would have covered MIDI a little bit more.
djGeeClef wrote on November 22, 2013
Great Course! I'm really excited about my new MPC Ren and what I could accomplish with it. I like the work flow and how the instructor explained each section in detail. Although the course included make a 'Trap" song. The principles can be applied to different genres. Thanks.
Rick Runna wrote on November 12, 2013
This answered pretty much all the questions that I had about the equipment. I'm still a beginner with the MPC, but i feel like I'll be turning over projects in no time.
DJ Porky wrote on August 15, 2013
As a person just coming into the world of the MPC I found this tutorial to be exactly what I needed to understand the flow inside of the hardware and software. I've watched multiple tutorials on Youtube and other various sites and absolutely nothing comes close to how in-depth these tutorials are, not just that he explains everything and makes it so simple to jump right in.
This tutorial will absolutely help you if you're looking to learn the MPC Renaissance, I've watched the Guru videos from Akai and while those helped they still left me yearning to really understand why, what and how to do certain things. I can honestly say after watching these videos in regards to the MPC Renaissance I know what to do, how to do it and why I would do it & when I should do something.
It left me so inspired I immediately jumped in and put to use what I learned and it improved my workflow immediately and that's because it opened my eyes to things I could do that I didn't know how to do and I saw immediately what I was doing wrong.
You'll be doing yourself a great disservice if you're trying to learn the MPC Renaissance & you skip by Booker's two videos.
DJ Porky wrote on August 15, 2013
I couldn't give this enough thumbs up, this is a must have for anyone wanting to learn how to create tracks and piece them together. In this you learn everything you you would need to know from what I mentioned above to going commercial, this tutorial literally inspired me to go harder at my Ren than anything has thus far & what you learn is a steal for how much he is asking.
Thank you Booker, this helped me immensely!
bracey wrote on August 6, 2013
Good course. Gives a pretty good idea of what the new MPC can do and how to go about doing it. I hope he makes more videos, maybe for old MPC's too.