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Akai MPK2 Series - Setup in Ableton Live 9 Lite

The Akai MPK2 series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. The MPK225, MPK249, and MPK261 are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive i

Akai MPD and MPK Series - Setup in Ableton Live 9 Lite

The MPD and MPK series controllers are extremely versatile USB MIDI controllers. Whether you are looking for an all in one production setup with keys and pads, or a more beat-oriented workflow, the MPD and MPK controller series gives you a ton of creative

Akai MPC Renaissance – Creating Custom Samples

Have a synth or external sound module you would like to sample? With the MPC Renaissance/MPC Software it has never been easier. You can even quantize the sample with legendary MPC swing! The following article will show you how to record a MIDI track, se

Akai MPC Element - Software Installation And Unlock Process

The Akai MPC Element is a portable solution for musicians looking to take their work on the go. Using the included MPC Essentials Software, or an unlocked copy of the MPC Software, The MPC Element allows for powerful groove production and composition in a

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Setup with Studio One 2

The Akai MPK series controllers are amazing machines that inspire creativity with every touch of the keys, or smash of the pads. They link seamlessly with music production DAW's and give you the power and flexibility every musician needs. With built in

Akai MPX8 - Creating a custom kit with the Editor software

The MPX8 comes with free Editor software that allows custom drum and sample programs to be created. Samples can be easily loaded from an SD card and arranged onto the pads. The following article will cover how to create a custom program.

Akai MPX8 - Triggering Samples With An External MIDI Controller

The Akai MPX8 is a mobile SD sample player that allows a user to load virtually any sample via standard SD or SDHC card and assign it to any of the MPX8’s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. This article walks through triggering sample

MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio - Controling Instruments in Reason on OSX

This guide will help you setup the Standalone MPC Software to transmit MIDI to Reason's instruments.

MPC Software 1.6 - What You Need to Know

The MPC Software and Essentials empowers you with unprecedented, expandable production capabilities on your Mac or PC and, as usual, Akai Professional continues to add updates and expansions to these ground-breaking software titles. Check out the latest

32-bit vs 64-bit - Your Questions Answered

In the world of computing, the differences between 32-bit and 64-bit anything can be quite confusing. The following article helps to clarify the differences between 32 and 64-bit operating systems as well as between 32 and 64-bit programs. It also expla

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