Producing Music using MPC Beats

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Producing Music using MPC Beats

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 18, 2024 –6:30pm to 8:00pm

Digital Media Lab

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Dive into the world of music production with our beginner-friendly class on MPC Beats. Whether you’re a complete novice or a musician looking to expand your digital toolkit, this class will equip you with foundational skills to craft your own tracks using MPC Beats.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding MPC Beats: A walkthrough of the interface, tools, and functionalities of the MPC Beats software.
  • Fundamentals of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs): Learn how the skills and techniques acquired in this class can be applied across various DAWs such as Logic, Ableton, and FL Studio.
  • Hands-on Experience: Get hands-on with MPC Beats, experimenting with its sampler, drum rack, and built-in synthesizers. There will be dedicated time to produce your own track during the class.
  • Using a MIDI Controller: Learn how to set up and utilize MIDI controllers for both playing keys and programming drums.
  • Saving & Exporting: Understand the techniques for saving your projects and exporting high-quality audio files from MPC Beats.
  • Genre Flexibility: While MPC Beats has its roots in hip hop, discover how its versatile tools can cater to a wide range of genres including electronic, rock, indie, and more.

Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals with no prior music production experience.
  • Musicians keen on integrating digital tools into their creative process.
  • Those interested in understanding the basics of MPC Beats and its application in modern music production.

What to Bring:

  • Wired headphones, recommended over Bluetooth for optimal performance. We can provide headphones, if needed.
  • A curious mind and a passion for music!

Embark on your music production journey with confidence and creativity. Join us for an engaging session that demystifies the world of MPC Beats and empowers you to craft your own musical masterpieces.

Instructor: Charlie P, DML intern

Please register, as space is limited.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.

The Digital Media Lab is not available during this event.


April 18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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