Tutorials

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

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 und

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 whenever inspiration strikes. This articles walks through the basics of getting to know the MPK mini MKII Editor.

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

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