MPC – YouTube answers – Track control


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Track Control

Inside MPC there are a few different ways to mix your track. I will be showing these methods in future tutorials, but in this video I want to show you the most straightforward way to start controlling the mix of your music.

If you are on your main screen, there is a small eyeball symbol at the top left; touching this expands the track information. When you are in this window you are able to control track volume and panning, set up automation, or even add plugins, to process your track. All the plugins required in the MPC are here. In future videos I will be using the MPC to show what the different types of plugins do and how to manipulate them to your needs, so please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay in the loop.

This video is pretty quick. I shot it this way to offer an instant solution to someone who is being creative. When I am digging through tutorials whilst being creative I need an answer fast, and the YouTube environment is perfect for this. Because you have read to this point I assume that you are doing research and are going to be creative later – I do that sometimes too.



YouTube video demontration

This video is a very quick look at how to open the track view from your MPC main screen.  It then quickly goes over why this is beneficial.

How I decide what content to make

It seems as though the MPC content that I put together is the most popular, and that it speaks to the customer buying the MPC. The MPC is an environment suited for constant musical growth. Akai Professional has the tools and staff in place to make changes to the MPC and your input is crucial to this process. As a stand-alone Music Production Center there are very few limitations to what can be achieved. What do you want your MPC to do? Please leave your comments on the appropriate YouTube videos. I highly encourage this method of communicating as it means others will be able to be part of the conversation.

Something that I have learned from my last 4 + years of Canadian travel, is that musicians all approach music differently. Doing these videos and receiving your comments is acting as a conduit of learning for me. Right now the best way to contact me is through the YouTube channel.  You can also get in touch with me by sending an email to