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MPC Keys

MPC Keys

Authentic & realistic acoustic and electric piano multisamples made for MPCs
$24.99 USD


If you’re tired of using ready-made loops and are looking to create your own unique MPC piano riffs, chords and melodies without having to hire a session musician, why not turn your Akai MPC into a virtual piano with 'MPC Keys'! This pack features 5 beautifully multisampled pianos and keyboards mapped out in MPC programs which can be played either by using your MPC pads or by hooking up am external  MIDI control keyboard.

All sounds are perfectly looped allowing you to play each sound for as long as you desire and each sample has been carefully edited and recorded to give you the a beautifully realistic and professional sound. The following instruments are included:

  • Jazz Piano - A cool, laid back jazzy piano sound sampled over 5 octaves.  
  • Grand Piano - A classical sounding piano sampled over 5 octaves.  
  • Rhodes - Classic rhodes sound sampled over 4 octaves.  
  • Wurlitzer - The 'other' classic electric piano sound sampled over 4 octaves
  • Dirty EP - an old, dirty electric piano sampled over 4 octaves

MPC Keys contains full native keygroup programs for the MPC Software (XPM), MPC5000 (50k) and MPC4000 (AKP) and chromatic DRUM programs for all other supported MPCs (e.g. MPC1000/2500/500/2000/XL).

Play your own riffs, loops and solos without the need to worry about sample or copyright clearance - 'MPC Keys' allows Akai MPC owners to build authentic piano performances simply by loading up a single PGM into memory! Suitable for all MPCs and available for download instantly after purchase.

This product is part of a series - buy the entire collection & save $49.98

Technical Specification:

Technical Specifications

  • Samples: 5 multisampled piano programs
  • Format: Contains WAV and MPC SND versions of all sounds and PGM files that auto-assign the sounds across the pads.
  • Compatibility: MPC Software, MPC5000, MPC4000, MPC1000, MPC2500, MPC500, MPC2000/XL, JJOS
  • License: Royalty Free
  • Delivery: Download instantly after purchase.
  • Price: $24.99

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Product FAQs

What are multisamples and what can I do with them?

Multisamples involve sampling many notes from an instrument and mapping out these notes into MPC programs - the result is a very realistic recreation of the original instrument mapped out across the pads in your MPC. You can then create your own realistic loops, riffs and solos using only your MPC.

How easy is it to use multisamples in my MPC?

Very easy. Just load up a mulisample program just like you would any other program. Now just bash the pads and create your own unique loops and solos! And if you prefer playing with a MIDI keyboard, no problem - just connect the keyboard MIDI out to the MPC MIDI in and play the keyboard keys - your realistic multisample sounds will be output from your MPC (we've even re-ordered all pads so they match standard chromatic order on keyboards).

Will multisamples work in my sampler?

Our multisamples work with the following MPC models: MPC Software, MPC5000, MPC1000/2500/500/JJOS, MPC4000, MPC2000/XL. Due to the memory requirements of some programs use, we'd recommend you have at least 16MB of RAM to get the best out of them.

Additionally owners of newer MPCs such as the MPC Software and MPC5000 will have more advanced features available in the multisample programs.

Are your instrument multisamples looped?

Yes many are but only where it's appropriate to loop the samples to allow infinite sustain - typically this would be for synth and string instruments. For most other instruments, such as guitar, bass and piano we have sampled the sounds to their natural decay. 

Do you add effects to your multisamples?

Definitely not. It is important that professional multisamples are presented 'dry', with no delay effects (e.g. reverb, chorus, delay etc). This ensures you have maximum control over the multsamples, leaving you to add whatever effects you wish to your multisample performances.

What about that lush chorus I hear on the Rhodes demo?

This was added to the entire Rhodes program during final tracking of the demo - we simply used the standard internal effects of the MPC for this (chorus and tremolo). As we keep all multisamples dry, you are free to add whatever effects you wish to get the exact sound you need for your beat.

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Buy The Complete Multisample Pack Series & Save $49.98
Why not buy 'MPC Multisample - Special Edition'? This contains all 5 multisample packs in this series and saves you $49.98 compared to buying each multisample pack individually!
MPC Multisample - Special Edition contains the following 5 multisample packs:
  • MPC Bass
  • MPC Keys
  • MPC Horns
  • MPC Strings
  • MPC Guitar
Buy Separately: $124.95
Buy Together: $74.97
You Save: $49.98 (40%)
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