Learning the basics of using the MPC Live 2 in stand alone mode so that you can be ready to create beats anywhere

What you will learn

Creating a simple drum kit

Loading expansion kits and pre-made sequences

Using the MPC Live 2 shortcuts for a faster workflow

Assigning multiple samples to a drum pad


In this course we will be looking at the basics of Akai’s Mpc Live 2:  Stand Alone Music Production Hardware.

The skills you will gain are a beginner level introduction to the machine and the software included on the touch-screen.

Some highlights from the course are how to power on the device, loading a project template, turning on the speaker, adjusting the master volume and individual volume of the drum pads.

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Second, we will look at understanding how to load drum programs and assign sounds to drum pads, understanding the tracks layout of the MPC Software, loading expansion packs and pre-made sequences, shortcuts to use the MPC Live 2 to speed up your workflow.

Third, we will look at the track mute feature so you can play your sequence with certain sounds active and others muted, browsing for sounds versus drum kits, using the Q-Links to adjust the chops to a sample, Understanding the Audio mode and using the fade feature.

Finally, we will look at the warp feature to match the sample to the BPM of your project and how to turn that off so your sample sounds as it was originally intended, bouncing your midi creation into an audio track and using the chopping feature on that creation, understanding the difference between record and overdub, deleting sounds in the grid and nudging them, song mode and finally, exporting your completed project.



Mpc Live 2

Getting Started
Features Explored on the MPC Live 2
Sample Method 1 in Audio Track
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6