Tutorials

The Importance of Room Acoustics

Nothing can make or break the sound of your performance, your rehearsal space, a recording venue or a home entertainment system more than room acoustics. You may have the very best instruments, speakers, amplifiers and recording equipment and you may have

Understanding Frequency Response - Why it Matters

All of our hardware brands have multiple units that specify their frequency response. The concepts of frequency response, frequency range, audible frequencies, how frequency relates to musical notes, etc. are absolutely central, critical, to understanding

Why the Needle (Cartridge) Matters So Much in a Turntable

There is an undeniable attraction to playing records. Real music and equipment enthusiasts—so-called “audiophiles”—swear that nothing sounds as good, as realistic, as “organic” if you will, as a great record. Audiophiles tend to like the sound

Akai Pro - MPC X Overview & Demo

This video, originally released by Sound On Sound Magazine, walks through the main features of the MPC X.

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

Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless - Unboxing and Pairing Overview

Don’t let wires tie you down; the Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless connects wirelessly to your device running both MacOS and iOS! In this video, I take a look at what's included with the Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless and also show you how easy it is to pair with a Blu

Akai Pro LPD8 Wireless - Unboxing and Pairing Overview

Tripping over your wires? The Akai Pro LPD8 Wireless connects wirelessly to your device running both MacOS and iOS! In this video, I unbox the Akai Pro LPD8 Wireless and show you what's included. I also review how easy it is to pair the LPD8 Wireless with

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

Akai Professional BT500 Turntable - EZ Vinyl Converter Tutorial

The Akai Professional BT500 Turntable makes it easy to convert your vinyl collection into digital files using the aptly named, EZ Vinyl Converter software. In this video, we show you how to quickly download, install and setup EZVC. For more on the BT500

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