How to use an AKAI MPC One+

The AKAI MPC One+ is one of the most beloved beat-making tools across the music industry.

In the tutorial video above, veteran producer Nick Chen shares a comprehensive walkthrough of the AKAI MPC One+ so you can take full advantage of all of the features it has to offer. What’s more, he also shows off the Splice Sounds integration that supercharges your sampling workflow on any MPC—also including the MPC Live, MPC X, and more—with nothing but a simple Wi-Fi connection.

See the table of contents below to easily navigate to a specific section of the video.

What you’ll learn:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 0:24 Start screen
  • 0:58 Loading samples
  • 3:04 Assigning samples to pads
  • 3:40 Editing samples
  • 4:15 Q-link knobs
  • 4:40 Chopping samples to different pads
  • 7:39 Converting to drum programs
  • 8:25 Recording a sample chop pattern
  • 10:36 Step sequencing
  • 12:17 Recording a drum pattern
  • 13:00 Time correction
  • 14:14 Using a virtual instrument
  • 14:55 Adding insert FX
  • 16:20 Sequencing

How to use Splice with the MPC One+

Interested in using Splice Sounds with the MPC One+? Check out the video below for an even more in-depth look at how to get started:

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January 23, 2024

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and creates music as Namaboku.