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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 an iPad or iOS device

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

Ableton - MPK mini Setup

This guide will provide you with an easy to follow introduction to setting up an Akai MPK mini with Ableton Live. Make sure to connect the MPK mini to a USB port before opening Ableton Live. The example below was performed using Windows XP and Ableton Liv

AKAI MPC Renaissance And Studio - Creating A Keygroup Program

Keygroups allow you to take a sample and map it across the keys of a MIDI controller, essentially creating your own custom virtual instrument. This guide will walk you through creating a simple keygroup using the MPC software.

MPC Software - Exporting Basics

The Export option allows exporting of a project's sequence data in various formats. The exportation formats offered by the MPC software include Audio Mixdown, Project Archive and standard MIDI files. This article walks through the various exportation opt

AKAI MPC Renaissance And Studio - Setting Up MOTU BPM As A Plugin In The MPC Software

Using VST plugins within the MPC software is a great way to expand your creative possibilities. Because of it's design similarities with Akai's longstanding line of MPC sequencers, MOTU BPM is a very useful tool when mapped properly to the pads of the MPC

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