Software & Drivers

What plugins can I use with the Akai Pro Advance keyboards and VIP?

The VIP (Virtual Instrument Player) software included with your Akai Pro Advance series controller gives you immediate access to any virtual instrument in your collection. Virtually any VST Instrument (VSTi) will work in VIP, including VST and VST2 instru

VIP - How to Download and Install

With the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. The videos in this article walk through how to log into your user account, download the included software, and install i

Akai MPK2 Series - Setup in Reason 7

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

Advance Music Production Suite - Installation and Authorization

The Advance Music Production Suite is a comprehensive collection of industry-leading software for creating, mixing and mastering your music. This guide walks through the steps to install the Advance Music Production Suite.

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

Akai MPK mini MKII - Setup in MPC Essentials

The MPK mini 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 whenev

Mac OS X: Accessing Hidden Library Folders

In this Tip's N Tricks article, I want to point out a very important tip for getting around one of Apple's more peculiar security precautions in Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion. By default, the User Library folder is hidden in Mac OS 10.7 and above. We'

Optimizing Your System, Improving Performance, and Managing Latency

This computer optimization guide has tips that both Windows and Mac users can use to get the best performance possible while DJing or recording with their computer.

Mac OS X - Problems with MIDI devices after an update

Q and A: I use a Mac, and after installing an OS update, one or more of my MIDI devices aren't communicating with the computer or are acting strangely. What should I do? The suggestions in this article should help resolve your symptoms.

Troubleshooting USB MIDI devices on Mac

This guide covers basic troubleshooting steps to determine whether your USB MIDI device is recognized, and working properly on a Mac computer.