MPC Live 101
Learn MPC Live
Booker Edwards Jr. • 27 videos • 111 minutes •
AKAI’s MPC Live is a standalone music production center designed for both the stage and the studio. In this hands-on course, music producer and MPC expert Booker Edwards shows you how to create, record and perform with this innovative beat-making machine.
“Great series of music production tutorials. Booker you need to put out new series of tutorials on MPC 2.0 esp. for the people who got in to MPC after the MPC Live and MPC X came out. MPC 2.0 interface...”
“Great tutorial. Explaines the basic's of what you need to know to get started. Very informative. Would love to see an advanced tutorial for the Live as well.”
Booker starts with a detailed look at the MPC live hardware, where you learn everything about its pads, buttons, knobs, touch-sensitive display, and rear panel. After this in-depth tour of the interface, Booker shows you how to use templates and projects, how to import and edit samples, and how sequencing and arranging works. You also learn some very cool automation and mixing tips, and you discover how to do DAW-style audio recording, editing and wrapping, and more... Of course, this course wouldn't be complete without live performance tips and tricks, and there's plenty of them inside!
So fire up your MPC Live hardware and join Booker Edwards in this video manual, and learn how to use this amazing beat-creation machine to its full potential!
2Hardware Overview Part 1 (03:53)Preview
- 3Hardware Overview Part 2 (04:14)
4Rear Panel (03:01)Preview
- 5Demo Projects (02:52)
- 6Programs (02:20)
- 7Preloaded Content (04:35)
- 8Importing Samples (05:42)
- 9Sampling (05:24)
- 10Sample Editing (05:28)
- 11Basic Sequencing (05:07)
- 12Time Correction (03:06)
- 13Grid Mode (05:10)
- 14Program Edit Mode (05:29)
- 15Keygroups & Naming Tracks (03:54)
- 16MIDI Programs (02:01)
- 17Mixing (05:07)
- 18Automation (03:09)
- 19Saving (02:26)
- 20Step Sequencer (04:59)
- 21Patched Phrase (04:58)
- 22Recording Audio Tracks (03:26)
- 23Audio Editing & Warping (04:44)
- 24XYFX (02:49)
- 25Clip Programs (03:01)
Great series of music production tutorials. Booker you need to put out new series of tutorials on MPC 2.0 esp. for the people who got in to MPC after the MPC Live and MPC X came out. MPC 2.0 interface is quite different from old and there are differences in using the MPC vs any other DAW. Thanks.
Great tutorial. Explaines the basic's of what you need to know to get started. Very informative. Would love to see an advanced tutorial for the Live as well.
Mr. Edwards did a brilliant job explaining the MPC Live. Each step was done at a pace that a beginner to the MPC could understand, with little popup quick tips about specific things as the course was going. Even a familiar user to the MPC can get an overall understanding to the new MPC 2.x software. This course gets you up and running on the MPC Live in no time. Highly recommended.
great 101 for all those who're new to the MPC and also for those who are familiar with the old standalone MPCs, like the 3000, 2kXL, 1000, 2500 etc.
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