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Akai MPC2500 - Tips and Tricks

The MPC2500 is a staple of music production, used by professional producers, beatmakers, and other musicians everywhere. MPCs make it quick and easy to make beats and shape them to perfection. In this column, we’ll give you some ideas on how to get even

Akai MPC 500/2500/5000 Velocity Curve Explained

Some people can hit it right and some people just can't. For those of us with lighter touches or for those of us who are just plain heavy-handed, the MPC 500/2500/5000 allows the user to adjust the velocity curve of the assigned sound to better suit a pa

MPC 1000 - Syncing with Reason 7

The MPC 1000 puts the classic MPC workflow and sound into a portable and affordable package. It can operate as a standalone unit or as a MIDI device synced to your favorite DAW. This guide covers how to MIDI sync the MPC 1000 with Reason 7.

Akai MPC1000 - Mapping to the Ableton Live Drum Rack

The Akai MPC1000 is a portable but powerful version of the larger MPC series units. It not only operates as a standalone production studio, but can easily control Ableton Live via MIDI. The following article will walk you through how to map your MPC1000 t

Akai MPC1000 - Using with an External Sound Module

The MPC 1000 is a powerful sequencer and sampler. The capabilities of the MPC 1000 can be expanded when used as a sequencer to trigger external synthesizer modules. The following guide walks through the procedure for using the MPC 1000 to trigger an exte

Akai MPC500 - Mapping to the Ableton Live Drum Rack

The Akai MPC 500 is a portable but powerful version of the larger MPC series units. Not only is it a capable sampler and sequencer in its own right, but it can also serve conveniently as a MIDI controller for Ableton Live. The following article will walk

Akai MAX49 - Setup for Reaper

In this tutorial we'll cover the Reaper's industry standard features for MIDI controllers by setting up a MAX49 for keyboard

Akai MAX49 and PreSonus Studio One Transport Control - Windows 7

The MAX49 is always a great tool that adds flexibilty and improved workflow to nearly any studio. Studio One is an ever increasingly popular DAW by PreSonus. This guide takes the user through the steps to using these two great products together seemless

Akai MAX49 - Setup for Logic Pro 9

The MAX49 with Apple's Logic Pro is a powerful and flexible production system. This guide will outline syncing the tempo and transport controls between the MAX49 and Logic, as well as one method of assigning the MAX49's touch faders to any parameter.

The Akai MAX49 - Top 5 Questions Explained

We've gathered together answers for five of the most common questions about the Akai MAX49 MIDI controller. This article covers details about compatibility, connections, features, and more.

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