Software & Drivers

Akai Pro MPC - Troubleshooting Invalid Serial Number and Other Common Unlock Problems

The MPC Software provided with the MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio, MPC Studio Black and MPC Touch is a necessary part of the workflow for these machines, so it's important to get it unlocked and working quickly so you can get up and running. If you're runnin

Akai Pro MPD218 - How to Download and Use the Included Sample Content

The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of comp

Akai Pro MPD218 - How to Download, Install, And Unlock the Included Software

The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of comp

Akai Pro MPK Mini and MPC Essentials Training

So you've got your MPK Mini MKII and installed all of the included software, but now what? To help you get started, we've included a 13 video playlist that will help walk you through loading samples, recording, editing, and exporting music with MPC, MPC E

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

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