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  • Your creative flow now knows no borders and bounds. To Plug or Not to Plug. Powering Live is MPC 2.0, Akai Professional’s new update to the MPC software. Capable of running natively on the MPC Live in standalone mode, MPC 2.0 can also be run from a Mac or PC with the Live tethered to a computer.
  • A: The MPC Renaissance includes a 12V DC 2.0A pin-positive, auto-switching power adapter in the box. The Akai Professional Part no. Is AL7-10-1215. It comes inserted into a cutout in the packing foam. Because the power supply is light weight, and is in a white box that is form-fitting to the packing foam, it can be hard to find in the packaging.
  • May 02, 2017 In this short video, we show you how to download, install, and activate version 2.0 of the MPC Software. 00:08 - Downloading MPC Software 2.0 from your www.akaipro.com user account 01:10.

Designed in collaboration with dozens of working producers and musicians, MPC Studio maintains the workflow that has made the Akai Pro MPC the industry standard in music production for decades. Its built-in backlit LCD, 16 genuine MPC pads, and other powerful features give you.

The MPC Renaissance and Studio include a powerful standalone MPC application. You can also use the MPC software as a plugin within your favorite DAW such as MOTU's Digital Performer. This guide walks you through using key features of the MPC plugin inside Digital Performer.


Getting Started

As of the first publishing of this article, the most current version of the MPC software is version 1.3.1. This version of the MPC software only supports use in a 32-bit application. MOTU provides both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of DP 8 on Windows machines, however on Mac OSX you must locate DP in your APPLICATIONS folder, right click on it, choose Get Info, and click on the Run in 32-bit Mode option. Digital Performer will continue to run in 32-bit mode until you change this option back.

Setting up the MPC Renaissance as an Audio Device

  1. Open up a new or existing Digital Performer project.
  2. Go to Setup > Configure Audio System > Configure Hardware Driver.
  3. On a Mac, choose CoreAudio from the drop down menu and then select MPC Renaissance. On a Windows PC choose ASIO from the drop down menu and then MPC Renaissance ASIO Driver.

    The MPC Renaissance is now set up as your audio device in Digital Performer!

Creating an MPC Instrument Track

  1. Go to Project > Add Track > Instrument Track > Akai > MPC (Stereo).

    This will create an instrument track named MPC-1 that is running the MPC Plugin and outputting through it's main outputs.

  2. Double click on the track name (MPC-1) to bring up the MPC plugin. From here you can load up an MPC project file. You may notice that the tempo will be set to 120 bpm. The MPC plugin will slave it's tempo to Digital Performer so it must be set from the DP transport window.

Setting up the Transport

  1. In the MPC plugin go to Edit > Preferences. Click on the Hardware tab and make sure that the Transport Controls are set to DAW.

    This will allow the MPC hardware to control Digital Performer's transport.

  2. In the main Digital Performer window go to Setup > Commands.
  3. The Command window allows you to assign different commands in Digital Performer to keyboard shortcuts and to external MIDI devices. It is important to make sure that Master Master and Transport Master are selected under the MIDI Masters heading, otherwise you will not be able to contral the transport via the MPC Renaissance.

  4. In the search bar, type the word 'PLAY'. This will display only the play functions in the Commands window. In the 'Play' column, click the field under he MIDI Event heading and press the PLAY button on the MPC Renaissance. Press ENTER on your computer keyboard. The PLAY button of the Renaissance is now mapped to the PLAY button in Digital Performer.
  5. Use the same process to map Stop, Record, Overdub, Rewind, Fast Forward, and Fast Reverse. It should be noted that Rewind actually brings you to the beginning of your session while Fast Reverse 'rewinds' your session in the traditional sense.
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Routing Your Audio to Auxiliary Tracks

  1. In order to route your tracks from the MPC plugin to their own tracks in Digital Performer you must assign them to separate outputs. Outputs 1 & 2 are routed through the instrument track that the MPC plugin is currently in, so start with outs 3-4 and continue until all of your MPC tracks have their own assignment. This can be done from the Track Mix window.
  2. Create auxiliary tracks in Digital Performer by choosing Project > Add Track > Aux Track. You will need as many Aux tracks as you have tracks in your MPC Project.

  3. Go Through and assign the input of each Aux track to the corresponding tracks from the MPC Plugin.

  4. After your tracks are routed you may want to rename them to correspond with their sounds from the MPC plugin.

Congratulations! You're MPC Renaissance is fully setup with Digital Performer!

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Technical Support and Warranty Service

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Akai technical support team is available to help!

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Each product has a dedicated support page on the website where you can find manuals, specifications, software updates, drivers and troubleshooting guides: www.akaipro.com

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.

MPC Software applications let you build MPC format programs on your computer, plus often include other useful features for the MPC beat maker. Below are a list of the best MPC software applications out there – no affiliation to me, just a list of apps you might want to check out.

Free MPC Software

Blue Box – PC only. Creates MPC1000/500/5000/2500 programs, plus AKP import.

MPC Maid – Free, cross platform program creator for MPC1000/500/2500/500 program format only.

Pad 187 – Free, Mac only. Similar to BlueBox, creates MPC1000/500/2500/5000 format programs.

2KXL – Free, Mac & PC. Creates XL format PGM files, which also work in newer MPCs. Requires Adobe Air.

Commercial Software

Akai’s MPC Software – The software that hooks up with the MPC Renaissance & MPC Studio.

RS-16X – Mac only. Drum machine/sequencer with MPC2000/3000 PGM import/export

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mpcPGMmaker – Original version of RS-16x, no longer supported, but accepts RS-16x serials.Appears to be no longer available for download

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MPC Editor – PC only, free version has limited features. Creates programs that work in all MPCs.

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REX2MPC – Mac only, trial available. Converts Recycle files into MPC programs. ‘Lite’ version available.