You just bought an Akai MPC Live/X/One, what next?

Folks seem to have liked the You just bought an Akai MPC 500, what next? post, so it’s about time to put one together for the MPC Live/X/One family of MPCs. Internal Storage I am moving this to the top, as a warning to MPC buyers. This shouldn’t put you off from buying the device, butContinue reading “You just bought an Akai MPC Live/X/One, what next?”

NT-Modular-Be Spoke Accordian

Was kind of hunting around for a bit of an accordion sound, and figured this was close enough to a synthetic sound as I was going to make with the modular case today. It’s very similar to the NT-Modular-Wet Lazers key group I put together, just a few patch changes for how the filter operatesContinue reading “NT-Modular-Be Spoke Accordian”

NT-Modular-Wet Lazers

Okay… queue up the kinda cheesy FX sounds… this is mostly just the Disting EX routed through Squawk Dirty To Me for filtering. Honestly it’s not *that* special, but I did do a little bit of LFO routing into a VCA into the resonance CV control to get that slight vibration sound. I did tryContinue reading “NT-Modular-Wet Lazers”

NT-Modular-Last Breath

This is a super simple patch I put together on the modular, simple because this smaller case only has a handful of modules in it. While it isn’t complete yet, I wanted to test out and see how well it did or did not work. The sound is basically an oscillator running on the DistingContinue reading “NT-Modular-Last Breath”

How to Setup Your Akai MPC Live/X using Bluetooth Midi with your iPad running Synth One

Well folks, I’m continuing to try and help you out for questions in the comments. Let’s see if this Synth One specific video helps. I suspect that the issue with the MPC not seeing audio is due to the user not hooking up the audio outputs from their iPad/iPhone to the MPC, but just aContinue reading “How to Setup Your Akai MPC Live/X using Bluetooth Midi with your iPad running Synth One”

How to sync your OP-1 to your MPC Live/X/One

This is just a quick video to walk you through how to sync a Teenage Engineering OP-1 to an Akai MPC Live/X/One over USB. The steps are pretty straightforward, but I’m going to add the steps below as well for those that would prefer to skip the video and just want some text to followContinue reading “How to sync your OP-1 to your MPC Live/X/One”

Akai VX90 Heart Akai S950 Samples n Programs

I was just testing a few things on the VX90/S950 combo setup and figured I would record off a few key groups to see how things were sounding. Below are the files if you’re interested in checking them out. I am pretty sure that Cherry Crush was the first key group that I recorded yesterdayContinue reading “Akai VX90 Heart Akai S950 Samples n Programs”

Disable Q-Link Overlay on Akai MPC Live/One

Folks seem to be unhappy with the Q-Link overlay that was added into the Akai MPC Live/Live II/One firmware. While it is handy, it can put this overlay over the end of a sample you are trying to edit as soon as you touch the Q-Link, and can be about as annoying as it isContinue reading “Disable Q-Link Overlay on Akai MPC Live/One”