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MPC TOUCH Products

In creating the MPC Touch, AKAI has  established the iconic MPC series as a leader in music production technology. Combining the classic MPC  production features along with  the new MPC mulit-touch screen found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is  a workflow evolution. It's uses your computer with the same software as the Renaissance and Studio. Our lessons go step by step you understand the work flow easier to get the most....   See all our products in the store.

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The Renaissance has the look and feel of a stand-alone kit, yet it functions as a controller for MPC software running on your PC or Mac.  it  has a 24-bit, 96kHz audio interface with multiple MIDI ports, backlit pads, assignable Q-link controls and buttons offers maximum tactile interface. It's kind of big but well built. In our video lessons we had to cover everything to get it right that includes the buttons, knobs and the window views.                    

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With just a single USB cable connected, around 2Lbs (900 grams ) and measuring 284 x 257 x 22mm,  the MPC Studio is easy to use, not computer-free, you have to connect to the MPC Operating System on your Mac or PC. The rear panel is super-minimal, but has an on/off switch and a single set of MIDI ports,  Akai has fitted two 3.5mm sockets for a couple of short conversion leads for MIDI. Our video series for the MPC Studio covers all the details of every button, knob, and wheel  ..........

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Native Instruments’ new Maschine MK3 is the most radical redesign to the controller since it transformed beatmaking back in 2009. Bigger and better pads, a ribbon strip like the Maschine Jam, and a better layout between the hardware/software system which includes sampler, arranger, mixer, FX, and more this new MAschine MK3 is worth it...

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the Maschine Studio is large, with colourful displays, the two high–resolution (480 x 272) colour displays, with buttons Knobs, Pads the double as bottons, and mod wheel this Maschine interface is a beast and offers everything needed to work with Native Instruments famous Maschine OS (operating system) for PC or Mac. We had to film a lot of the buttons and knobs that are around the displays and cover every one of them, including all the other buttons,...

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MASCHINE’s multi-color pads provide a great feel,  group buttons and a master push encoder gives you hands-on control of sounds and key parameters, there are eight display knobs that help to automatically map to key instrument parameters for on-the-fly, two-handed tweaking and sound shaping. just plug it in to your Mac or PC.  Your good to go as long as you've got our step by step lesson plan for mastering the Maschine and you can't go wrong. The Maschine software is top of the line the audio quality is great and works in any DAW like Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and you know we'll show you just how to use it..

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Some can argue that Maschine is the new MPC. Whether this statement is true or false, it is unarguable that Native Instruments have completely revolutionized the way people make music. The Maschine Mikro just added more to the talk, but rest asured that it's just as good as the bigger maschine. It looks smaller but dose all the same moves and cheaper. You'll need these videos because you need to know what and how each buton and the 1 push button knob works to master this it...

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PRO TOOLS 12 Products

We've used Pro Tools since the beginning and sell every verison from Pro Tools 8 to Pro Tools 12, if they make 13 we'll get it because it just works period. We are experts on it as well so you'll learn how to create music with virtual instruments and plugins, work with audio and video files, and make basic edits and advanced edits with tools, use Elastic Time and Pitch. Plus, learn to create a musical score, write and edit automation, and mix with effects loops and more then you think...

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LOGIC PRO X Products

I think it's fair to say that you might be in for a bit of a shock the first time you see Logic Pro X's new user interface. It's certainly not 'GarageBand Pro', but Apple has clearly taken ideas from Logic Pro, GarageBand and Final Cut Pro X and fused them together to create a modern look and Logic is somk'in now, no more 32-bit plugins all 64 bit now and the sound is much better. As you know by now we love Logic too and we got some lessons for you to master this great Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).....

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Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage. With two views - the classic Arrangement View, where musical ideas are laid out along a timeline, and the unique Session View, where you can improvise and quickly experiment with musical ideas - And thats what Ableton says and we agree I think it's great for DJ it's designed for their workflo and we mastered Ableton since Ableton Live 7...

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MPC5000 Products

The advances made in MPC5000 are pretty good. Some include a new high-resolution sequencing engine, 64-track continuous sampling, a newly engineered effects engine, random and cycle-sample playback, turntable preamp, the completely new virtual analog synth, the eight-track direct-to-disk recorder, and 650MB of premium sounds. You will need to know how to use all this to get it right. This is the last true stand alone MPC they made and they put their all into it,..

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FL STUDIO Products

FL Studio has been around for a while now, I remember when they called it Fruity Loops when it first came out. Today it's a much improved itemin these videos yo'll learn how to create a beat, add samples and instruments, use the Piano Roll, and record MIDI tracks, how to use Fl Studio's built-in plugins, automation, patterns, and effects to develop the sound of your song, and export it...

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AKAI MPC4000 Products

Our DVD or the Video downloads covers it all, it took a long time to do this one, there are so many features we had to show, its almost 2 hrs. long, and you won't miss a single feature. The software on this MPC does everything and anything. Its very complicated if your just starting out, but if you had a MPC, it isn't that bad and as always we make it easy for you.

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AKAI MPC2500 Products

The MPC2500 is one the best sampling/MIDI Sequence for under $1000. It does everything. We start out showing what all the buttons do, this includes the pad assignments, Q-link sliders, modes, and explain how they work with the software. You'll learn there chop shop feature and ways to use it to give a sample it's own pitch using time compression. We explain how to set up samples in programs like putting a patch phrase sample in a program and explain ways to change the sound of a sample,...

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REASON 8 Products

We've been using Reason since Reason 4 and this is Reason 8. The highlights are the redesigned interface, an updated sequencer and Transport panels, and the new editing workflow in Reason is kind of cool. Plus, they improved the browser, which was badly needed. Experimenting with the two brand-new Rack Extensions: Softube Bass Amp and Softube Amp for processing guitar was fun. We also like the new Mixing board you'll get extensive lesons for use on it's new features. So if you got Reason 8 and wnat to learn it here it is.

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MPC1000 Products

The MPC1000 is one of the best sampling/MIDI Sequencers for under $700. We start off with the back and teach you how to setup all your connection, we explain how to setup your mpc1000 using audio cables, midi cables, 2 1/4" audio cables, USB and the power cable. Then we cover the front how the pads, buttons, knobs, and Q-link sliders work. We get into loading, saving, and deleting data, how to program a beat, edit it and overdub on it agin,...

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MPC500 Products

The MPC500 is one of the best sampling/MIDI Sequencers for under $400 today. We start off with the back, how to setup all your connection, how to setup your mpc1000 using audio cables, midi cables, 2 1/4" audio cables, USB and the power cable. Then we cover the front  how the pads, buttons, 2 knobs, the 1 Q-link slider work. Then we get deep into the software on the MPC500. Your going to need to watch this because the screen is so small and there are a lot of button  pushes  just to get from one screen view to the next screen view.

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MPC2000XL Products

The MPC2000 XL (made in 1999) has features like a Next Sequence key, four bank keys, Track Mute key, a hinged LCD, multi-program playback, device naming, MIDI soft thru, multi-track recording, time stretch, resampling (can down-convert samples to 22 kHz or 8-bit), simultaneous playback of a second sequence, and folder file management, has  8-outpts and, SMPTE in and out, and S/PDIF digital I/O built in. This MPC may be old but it was the biggest seller for AKAI and our lessons explain every feature there is and more like midi sync and smpte lock.

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MV8800 Products

The MV-8800 Production Studio does a lot like the MV8000 brfore it. Sample your own sounds or import Roland, Akai, ACID or .WAV sounds, arrange them using 16 velocity/aftertouch-sensitive pads or use the added VGA port for a vga Monitor and plugin you mouse and edit  like any other computer DAW on the market it's a step up from the Roland’s MV8000 and you still have a Roland  audio/MIDI sequencer. You can add effects, and onboard mastering tools help a lot. Our lessons show you how to get the max out of this all in one studio.

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MV8000 Products

From making beats to sampling and CD-burning, the MV-8000 Production Studio does a lot. Sample your own sounds or import Roland, Akai, ACID and .WAV sounds, then arrange them using 16 velocity/aftertouch-sensitive pads and Roland’s audio/MIDI sequencer. You can add effects, a USB port, and onboard mastering tools help a lot. Our lessons will teach you how to get the max out of this  all in one studio from setup to programming to mixing to master we cover it all..

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ASR10/EPS Products

The ASR-10 stands for the Advanced Sampling Recorder - a completely digital music production studio. It's a 16-bit sampler that shipped with 2 MB of sample memory which can be expanded to 16 MB for a few minutes of stereo cd-quality sampling time, samples are stored as part of its WaveSample memory. The ASR-10 can hold 127 WaveSamples and our videos will explain it all from beining to end.

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MPC2000 Products

The MPC2000 (1997) is a professional and user-expandable 64-track sampler-sequencer workstation. Comes with 2MB sample memory which can be expanded to 32MB. Sampling specs include a cd-quality 16-bit, 44.1 kHz sample rate in stereo or mono. All the necessary edit tools are here: tune, pitch shift, truncate, looping, key placement, velocity effects and more. Up to 32 voices of polyphony, the videos explain every feature you need to master it...

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