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Akai MPD and MPK Series - Syncing With Pro Tools

The Akai MPD and MPK series controllers offer powerful options for electronic music creation. The transport controls , Arpeggiator, and Note Repeat functions require that the controller be locked together with a DAW via MIDI. This guide walks through sync

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Setup with Logic Pro X

The Akai MPK and MPD series controllers are powerful music production tools that integrate well with a variety of popular digital audio software. This guide covers how to setup your MPK or MPD controllers with Apple's Logic Pro X.

MPK Series - Assigning Independent Tracks to Pads and Keys Simultaneously

Do you want to be able to trigger drum samples using the pads on the MPK series controller keyboard, while simultaneously playing a bassline or melody on the keys? This article provides insight on the basic concept of how this type of configuration works

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Setup in FL Studio

The MPK and MPD controllers are extremely versatile USB MIDI controllers. Whether you are looking for an all in one production setup with keys and pads or a more beat oriented workflow, the MPK and MPD controller series give the user as much creative pote

Akai MPD Series - Using the Vyzex Preset Editor

The Akai MPD series preset settings can be adjusted and changed in a nearly infinite amount of ways by using the Vyzex editing software, which can be downloaded from the MPD product page. By default, the Pad Banks overlap on most presets. This guide wal

Akai MPK and MPD Series - MIDI Mapping and Transport Control in Logic Pro

Logic Pro can create and save templates, which can then be used as starting points for new projects. Templates store the number of tracks, their names, the effects created in them, window positions, and just about every aspect of your project except for t

Akai MPK Mini - Using the Preset Editor

The Akai MPK Mini allows for more advanced Preset editing, opening up the ability to change the way the controller interacts with your virtual instrument or DAW. This guide walks through the basics of the installation of the preset editing software as we

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 the iPad

You can connect any class compliant USB audio interface or MIDI controller or keyboard to your iPad. This article shows you what you can connect and how, and also includes some tips to ensure success with 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

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