AKAI's MPC standalone music production centers like the MPC Live II, the MPC One and the MPC X are perfect for any music production task. See them in action, and learn to master their features in this course, with music producer and renowned MPC expert Booker Edwards.
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!
I took this course just to check if the MPC Live in standalone was what I was expecting for music production, even if I did not own it. Glad to say that I loved it. I appreciate the teacher effort in showing many of its possibilities in a simple but real project in all its stages and with real hardware. Definitely recommended.
Thorn wrote on April 8, 2023
Great Course Thank You!
Reg wrote on December 5, 2022
Very good content, at just the right speed, a lot of information, definitely needs repeated watching, well worth the money, thanks
Jos Cuzz wrote on November 6, 2022
An Informative and well-balanced set of tutorials delivering many valuable 'how to' tips along the way. A deeper dive into the sonic capability of the amazing MPC One. Take the plunge! Highly recommended.
Excellent and comprehensive cour wrote on November 1, 2022
This course provides an in-depth and step-by-step walkthrough of the workflow using the MPC in standalone mode. The pace was perfect and Booker also provided great advice and best practices on navigating the MPC, managing files, and recording various kinds of tracks from beginning to mixdown. I learned a lot and now feel more confident using my MPC One. Loved this course and will be coming back to this for reference. I hope you make more like this!