Loading Akai MPC programs in your DAW using NI Battery 3


Hey this is just a real quick video showing how you can use Battery 3 to load your Akai MPC kits and programs.

This is for those that don’t want or need something like Maschine or the new MPC Ren, but just want to be able to pull up all the kits they’ve made over the years in the MPC in their DAW of choice.

There’s no conversion, or no need to “import”, you simply double click on the program file and drag it into the Battery 3 window

In this video I show how it works with program files from the 2k, 2kxl, 3k, as well as kits I used on my 4000.

So, if you’re not looking for another sequencer/sampler type product and just want a straight forward drum sampler to open up all your kits from the MPC…Battery 3 can definitely handle that.

If you have any questions on other stuff like this just let me know!



  1. They all imported nicely into Live 8 beta 64 bit though. They added themselves into samplers library so maybe I can make a drum rack from them??

    • yeah I think it’s more geared towards loading the pgm files, but I know it also loads akp files from the 4000 which is also the same as the s5k and s6k, maybe the s1k was too old LOL. You could probably make a drum rack or sampler instrument out of them.


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