When a DJ is on the go and needs to easily have their Serato music library on hand, using a USB Drive is the way to go. With a USB Drive, a DJ can show up to a bar, club or party and immediately plug into an existing Serato setup on any computer.
MPC Essentials is a one-track version of the full MPC software. Although this may seem limiting at first, there are plenty of ways to use this to your advantage and allow MPC Essentials to expand with you as your productions grow. This guide uses the MPK Mini MKII and Ableton Live Lite to go over the basics of using MPC Essentials as a plugin in your DAW, and how to use multiple instances for several tracks worth of MPC features and functionality.