Owning an MPC (Music Production Controller) is actually pretty cool if you are into music. From mixing up music to making your own soundtracks, an MPC is quite an interesting device to work with.
To make it more interesting and easy to use, developers have created some wonderful add-ons for the MPC. Today, I am going to introduce you to those add-ons. So here is the MPC add-ons list and mpc installation ways for them below.
Either you take your MPC out or keep it at home, you need to have some protective accessories added on your MPC.
There are some accessories available to add for this purpose. For example you can add a touch desksaver for the keys and the screen, basically the whole upper surface, of the MPC. This way, when you store or maintenance your MPC, dust will not gather on the surface.
Aside from that, you can add a screen protector over the screen of you MPC so that there is no risk of scratch on the screen. You can add it just like a regular cell phone screen protector.
With your MPC you will get around 16GB of hard disk space on which you can store your new made projects. But if you want to add projects from other sources, you cannot add them in this built-in hard disk.
In this case, you can add an external drive via the USB ports behind the MPC. You can add an SD card in the MPC as well. By adding them you can work with projects that cannot be saved on the internal drive.
An MIDI Keyboard
For finger drumming, the pad of the MPC is great but for playing melodic parts you need something more. Though there is a “Pad Perform Mode” in MPC, it is not as good as an MIDI keyboard for playing the melodic sounds.
You can add an MIDI keyboard to improve your skill in playing the melodic parts with MPC. There are more than one ways to add an MIDI keyboard to your MPC.
Some MIDI keyboards support the USB port. So you can use that to connect the MIDI keyboard to your MPC. You can connect the MIDI keyboard with the help of Bluetooth as well (you know, if it is Bluetooth supported).
When you plug the MIDI board in, just fire up the keygroup program in MPC and you can start playing with the MIDI keyboard.
If the screen or the upper surface of your MPC can be tilted, then there will be no discomfort while using the MPC. But if there is no option to tilt, then you might face some troubles.
If you keep your MPC on a flat surface and if you can’t tilt the screen, then you will definitely feel uncomfortable using the device properly. But, this won’t bother you if you add a stand to your MPC.
There are different types of stands available to add. Some are specially built for some particular MPCs and some are universal that can be used for any MPCs.
You can add a stand according to your choice, and we can assure you that with the stand you will have more fun working with your MPC.
If you have an MPC that runs on direct electricity then you are less likely to carry it around. But, if your MPC is battery powered then it is obvious that you carry it from place to place. Otherwise, why would buy a portable one, right?
However, carrying an MPC requires some protection, obviously. There are special bags made for portable MPCs that can protect your device very well. Some bags are made with special compartments for other add-ons like the stand or the MIDI keyboard.
You should definitely add this bag for your MPC kit as this bag will make it easier for you to carry all the parts of the MPC. Also, this bag will give a solid protection to your kits.
To sum it up, this was the MPC add-ons list, and installation ways for them were also included here. You can add these to your MPC to have a better experience on working with your MPC.