AKAI MPC ONE Review and full workflow tutorial

Akai MPC One Review and Full Workflow Tutorial

The Akai MPC One is a music production sampler, synth and sequencer that works both standalone, as well as a controller for Akai’s MPC Music Production Software.

MPC One has a lot of the capabilities of its bigger brothers, the MPC X and MPC Live, in a much more compact and affordable package, though with some tradeoffs which I’ll cover.

In this video I’ll focus what MPC One can do standalone, without a computer attached to it, compare it to MPC Live, go over its entire production workflow including all the ways you can sample and sequence, and of course discuss pros and cons compared to other competing products on the market:


0:00 Intro

1:10 Overview

2:25 Connectivity

4:20 Is it worth it?

4:45 vs MPC Live

5:55 Terminology

6:55 Track overview

8:55 Sample pool

9:50 Drum programs

15:20 Plugins

18:50 Keygroups

20:40 Auto sample

22:35 Clip programs

25:05 MIDI programs

26:50 CV programs

28:05 Audio tracks

30:10 Sampling

33:40 Looper

34:30 Resampling

35:45 Timing correct

35:55 Recording live

36:30 Step sequencing

37:40 Automation

41:00 Q-LINK knobs

43:45 Performance controls

46:20 Song options

49:35 Effects

52:40 Pros & cons

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