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OS 10.12 Sierra and iOS 10 Support For Akai Pro Products

Whenever a new operating system is released, it is crucial to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before choosing to make the jump. This article will be updated periodically to reflect the current status of Akai Pro hardware and software

Akai Professional BT500 Turntable - EZ Vinyl Converter Tutorial

The Akai Professional BT500 Turntable makes it easy to convert your vinyl collection into digital files using the aptly named, EZ Vinyl Converter software. In this video, we show you how to quickly download, install and setup EZVC. For more on the BT500

Akai Professional BT500 Turntable - Playing and Bluetooth Pairing

The Akai Professional BT500 Turntable makes it easy to play your vinyl collection through nearby Bluetooth speakers. In this video, we take a look at the back of the BT500 and show you how to set up the turntable for playback via RCA out or Bluetooth spe

Redeeming Your Copy of Blackhole by Eventide

For a limited time, all Advance and MPC Touch users will be eligible for a free copy of the Eventide deep space reverb plugin, Blackhole. This software will be available inside registered users' Akai accounts until September 30th, 2016. Once the promo

Akai MPK mini mkII - Difficulty loading Wobble and Hybrid 3 in MPC Essentials

The Akai Pro MPK mini mkII includes a powerful software bundle featuring MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble, and AIR Hybrid 3. We don't expect everyone to be an expert on organizing VST plugins, 32-bit vs. 64-bit, or the quirks of activating iLok licenses. Th

MPK mini mkII - Setup in Ableton Live Lite

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact controller designed for the traveling musician and desktop producer. This guide discusses the general set up and use of the keyboard and included plugins with Ableton Live Lite.

VIP - How to Build a Plugin Map

VIP is a powerful application that allows users to control virtually any VST plugin from their Akai Pro Advance, Alesis VX49 or M-Audio CTRL49 keyboards. This guide will walk through creating a personalized map for a plugin.

VIP - Everything You Need To Know About FX Plugin Maps

With the addition of FX Plugin support in VIP 2.0, plugin maps will be provided to map VIP with the most popular effect plugins on the market today. Plugin Maps give you automatic factory preset importing, automatic category tagging, and automatic control

Akai Pro MPD226 & MPD232 - Setup and Mapping in Cubase

The MPD226 and MPD232 are USB/MIDI pad controllers perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. This article provides presets, mapping files and instructions to map your MPD226 or MPD232 out to Cubase.

MPC Training - How to Produce with an Akai Professional MPC

Want to know how to produce music using an MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, or MPC Touch? You're in the right place! This article links to many of the most popular and current MPC training videos and tutorials available!

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