Akai has been in touch to tell us about a new in-depth video series from Groove 3 on producing pop music with the MPC Renaissance. Here's their description of it...
The MPC Renaissance is Akai Pro's fully integrated hardware/software system, and super producer DrFord shows you how to use it to produce a complete pop song from idea to mix ready!
DrFord starts by analyzing "the formula" for writing today's hit pop/dance songs. After that, it's straight into how to set up the MPC Renaissance in your studio and master its powerful Browser.
Next, class is in session as DrFord teaches you How to Build a Guide Beat and use the MPC Renaissance's Sequencer and Song Arrangement Features. He then explores laying down poppin' Synth and bangin' Bass tracks before diving into the kind of ear candy and Sound Design techniques that will make your pop song unique.
He finishes up the series with final videos on Synths, Direct Recording, and the Final Mixdown to give to a vocalist to write to, followed by a lesson on Exporting the Individual Tracks into your DAW for Mixing.
Whether you're an MPC novice or know your way around, check out "Producing Pop with the MPC Renaissance" and see how producing today's Pop music is done!
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