In this episode of the Standalone Challenge, we watch multi-instrumentalist and producer Melissa Reese (Guns 'n' Roses) deconstruct a track she created using only the MPC Live. Melissa's versatility is on full display as she uses the MPC to concoct a dark, ambient industrial vibe. ... more
Iconic music production instruments, including the legendary MPC.
The newly added Clip Programs feature makes it easy to launch perfectly quantized loops and phrases in time over the top of the current beat. This opens up a world of live performance possibilities when using MPC 2.0. ... more
When running 2.0 using the MPC X, you can control external analog synth gear using the X's built-in CV ports. This is great for producers who want to use the MPC sequencer to control their favorite analog drum machines and synths. MPC 2.0 makes MPC X one of the best modular sequencers available. ... more
In this video, we show you how the completely revamped and improved Q-Link control knobs function. In MPC 2.0 they are now far more flexible and powerful, capable of greatly enhancing expressiveness in performance and refining control in automation. ... more
In this episode of the Standalone Challenge, we go into the studio of Tim Kelley, one-half of the Grammy-award winning duo Tim and Bob. Over the years, Tim and Bob have produced hits for a crazy list of R'n'B and hip-hop artists including Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, TLC, Beyonce and many more. ... more
In this video, we dig into MPC 2.0's vastly improved user interface. The UI overhaul greatly reimagines the workflow, looks and feel of the our flagship production software. ... more
Welcome to the world of MPC 2.0! In this video, we introduce you to both the standalone and controller modes of the MPC Live and MPC X. In standalone mode, MPC Live is a portable beat production juggernaut, capable of making great sounding music anywhere. When tethered to a computer in controller mode, MPC Live acts as a powerful controller perfectly suited to get the most out of 2.0's robust feature set. ... more
Many of the exciting additions to MPC 2.0 revolve around the newly added audio recording features. In this Audio Tracks overview segment, we explain how the MPC is now bigger than beats. It can now be used to make full tracks. ... more
Welcome to the world of MPC 2.0! In this video, we set the table for the rest of this MPC Software 2.0 Overview series. ... more
In this product overview video, we introduce you to the hardware and software features that make up the new MPC Live. Portable, powerful and fully standalone, the MPC Live is set to stoke the creative fire of producers and performers worldwide. ... more
bogdan: @tylth: how do you go about NOT gearlusting? Some kind of willpower! I was looking into this but was disappointed they left out the CV, which the bigger (and much more expensive) brother MPC X has. Alas, there's the Arturia BSP. Anyway, I digress. Curious what you fancy about this box?
tylth: wouldn't know what to address with CV, so this isn't a dealbreaker for me. i like the ability to install an SSD full with gigabytes of samples, the touchscreen and the build-in battery (curious for how long it does last). don't forget the wonderful RGB colors, of course 😀
We recently held exclusive artist events in London & Berlin, showcasing MPC X and MPC Live. This video captures the first impressions of Europe and the UK's top producers, DJs and musicians. ... more
In this episode of the Standalone Challenge, we link up with Fuse from 808 Mafia (Big Sean, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane) and asked him to make a track from scratch using only the MPC Live. Here we watch Fuse create a dark, minimal Trap beat, perfectly suited for the dungeon-like atmosphere. No computers were used in the making of this track. ... more
In this episode of MPC Lounge we show you audio track and clip launching performance on the MPC Live. In addition, we show how to quickly add hi-hats to the track using note repeat, how to apply XY FX in realtime and view the Clip Launch program menu. ... more
tylth: very intruiging device, the effects sound lame though. can i get a discount? i have fifteen instagram subscribers!
In this episode of MPC Lounge, we look at drum programming and editing inside MPC Live. We also show you how to quickly navigate the Browser to find the right kits and samples for your project. ... more
The next generation of MPC is here. Introducing the MPC X and MPC Live, brand new standalone Music Production Centers powered by MPC 2.0 software. Separate from the Pack. Standalone. ... more
In this episode of the MPC Lounge, we demo the brand new Clip Launching program using the MPC Live. Powered by the MPC's new timestretching algorithm, the clip launch feature lets you trigger audio loops and samples in realtime. The MPC Live opens up new possibilities for performing and remixing your tracks on the fly. ... more
In this episode of the MPC Lounge, we show you how the new MPC Live handles audio tracks. Using a vocal a cappella, we tweak the pitch and tempo of the audio using our new powerful real-time timestretch and pitch-shift algorithm. Editing audio in every way imaginable is quick, intuitive and easy using Live. ... more
In this episode of the Standalone Challenge, we link with Grammy-award winning producer Zaytoven (Gucci Mane, Migos, Drake, Future). Watch as one of the main architects of the Trap sound, creates a track from scratch using only the MPC Live and an MPK249 plugged directly into the Live. No computers were used in the making of this beat. ... more