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Syncing an Akai MPK, an MPC2500/5000, and Reason

If you are lucky enough to own an Akai MPC and an Akai MPK, then you should know that these can be synced together using MIDI Clock. This allows for perfect timing and instantaneous messaging between all synced devices and programs. Check out the guide

Connecting USB Audio Interfaces, MIDI Controllers, and Keyboards to an iPad or iOS device

You can connect any class compliant USB audio interface or MIDI controller or keyboard to your iPad. This article shows you what devices you can connect, and also includes some tips to ensure success when using the Apple Camera iPad Connection Kit.

Ableton - MPK49 and APC40 Control Mapping Tips

One user asked us how to setup the Akai MPK49, and the Akai APC40 with Ableton so that both devices act as Control Surfaces, while allowing the APC40 (only) to also be manually mapped to additional controls. This is a great question, and something we tho

Ableton - MPK mini Setup

This guide will provide you with an easy to follow introduction to setting up an Akai MPK mini with Ableton Live. Make sure to connect the MPK mini to a USB port before opening Ableton Live. The example below was performed using Windows XP and Ableton Liv

AKAI MPC Renaissance And Studio - Creating A Keygroup Program

Keygroups allow you to take a sample and map it across the keys of a MIDI controller, essentially creating your own custom virtual instrument. This guide will walk you through creating a simple keygroup using the MPC software.

Akai MPC Renaissance & Studio - Using as a Plugin in FL Studio

The MPC software can be used as a plugin inside of a variety of DAWs. This guide will cover how to open the MPC software as a plugin with FL Studio.

MPC Software - Exporting Basics

The Export option allows exporting of a project's sequence data in various formats. The exportation formats offered by the MPC software include Audio Mixdown, Project Archive and standard MIDI files. This article walks through the various exportation opt

AKAI MPC Renaissance And Studio - Setting Up MOTU BPM As A Plugin In The MPC Software

Using VST plugins within the MPC software is a great way to expand your creative possibilities. Because of it's design similarities with Akai's longstanding line of MPC sequencers, MOTU BPM is a very useful tool when mapped properly to the pads of the MPC

Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio - Using as a Plugin in Digital Performer

The MPC Renaissance and Studio include a powerful standalone MPC application. You can also use the MPC software as a plugin within your favorite DAW such as MOTU Digital Performer. This guide walks you through using key features of the MPC plugin inside D

Akai MPC Renaissance - Routing MIDI to a Track in Presonus Studio One

The MPC Renaissance can be used in many different ways and with the Digital Audio Workstation of your choosing. This guide covers how to route MIDI messages from the MPC Renaissance hardware to a Studio One Instrument track.

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