Software & Drivers

Akai Pro MPK Mini MKII - How to use the Editor

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs w

Activating and Deactivating AIR and Sonivox Plugins

If you've purchased an Akai Pro, M-Audio or Alesis product recently you may have received some complimentary plugins from AIR and Sonivox after registering the product, such as Hybrid, Twist, Wobble and more. But before you can get started, the plugins wi

MPC Touch - Complete Setup And Routing in Logic Pro X

The MPC Touch and included MPC software combine to create a powerful beat-making machine, incorporating all elements of the legendary MPC workflow. Using the MPC software as a plugin adds even more features and options to connect and interact with your fa

macOS Sierra 10.12 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 - 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

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 MPC Renaissance and Studio - Complete Setup, Software Download, and Installation

The MPC Renaissance, Studio, and Studio Black fuse legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer. This video walks through the complete setup, software download, and installation, as well as how to quickly begin making music.

Akai Pro MPD232 - Setup in Logic Pro X

The MPD232 is a USB/MIDI pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. This article provides presets, preference files, and instructions on how to easily map setup the controller with Logic Pro X.

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Downloading, Installing and Using the Sample Content

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact controller designed for the travelling musician and desktop producer. This guide walks through where to find the three included content packs and how to use them.