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Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Complete Setup And Routing in Logic Pro X

Created: 11/14/2017 | Modified: 11/14/2017

The MPC X and MPC LIVE combined with the included MPC software create a powerful beat-making machine. Using the MPC software as a plugin adds even more features and options to connect and interact with your favorite DAW. This guide walks you through everything you need to know about using the Akai Pro MPC X and LIVE as a plugin inside Logic Pro X.

VIP 3.0 - How to Redeem and Download VIP 3.0

Created: 11/01/2017 | Modified: 11/01/2017

VIP is a ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a total control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection. VIP provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware/software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format. The combination of VIP and a compatible keyboard controller maximizes workflow and ensur

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Downloading, Installing, and Authorizing MPC 2.0

Created: 10/27/2017 | Modified: 10/27/2017

Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution. In this video, we show you how to download, install, and authorize the MPC 2.0 software for your MPC Touch.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Drum Warp and Flatten Pad Tutorials

Created: 10/25/2017 | Modified: 10/25/2017

In these new MPC Lounge videos, we explore two recent feature additions introduced with the 2.0.5 update. Drum Warp and Flatten Pad open up a new creative drum programming possibilities to our king of swing, the MPC.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Ableton Link Setup and Tutorial

Created: 10/25/2017 | Modified: 10/25/2017

In this workflow tutorial, we look at how to setup Ableton Link in standalone mode using the built-in wi-fi capabilities found on the MPC Live and MPC X. Opening up a new world of collaborative possibilities, this enables perfectly synched, real-time performance and production with any Ableton Link enabled device.

Akai Pro MPC Live - Battery and Processor Management

Created: 10/02/2017 | Modified: 10/18/2017

Your MPC Live is capable of handling complex processing when sequencing MIDI data and audio. Just like an operating system on your computer, steps can be taken to optimize your workflow to experience the best possible performance. This article will cover some basic guidelines for optimizing the MPC Live's battery life, getting the best performance from its CPU, and managing RAM usage.

Akai Pro MPC X and Live - Complete Setup and Routing in Cubase

Created: 09/28/2017 | Modified: 10/23/2017

Whether you prefer to go computer-free or not, it can’t be denied that there are some fantastic sounding VST instruments and effects out there. For those times when you need your favorite plugins, the MPC X effortlessly goes from formidable standalone to high-powered MIDI controller, explicitly designed to run the feature-rich MPC Software 2.0 in your favorite DAW. This article will walk you through a full setup with the MPC X or MPC Live and Cubase, including hardware setup, opening MPC 2.0, and routing tr

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.0.5 Walkthrough

Created: 09/27/2017 | Modified: 10/03/2017

In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.0.5 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.

macOS High Sierra - Driver Installation Results in System Extension Blocked

Created: 09/25/2017 | Modified: 09/25/2017

With every new Apple OS comes new features and new challenges. macOS High Sierra has improved security features that now require the user to enable the system extension for any new driver being installed to the operating system. Because this applies to Akai Pro products like the MPC Live or EIE Pro, we'll show you how to do this in just a few simple steps.

Akai Pro MPC Software 2.0 - Changing Time Signature

Created: 09/14/2017 | Modified: 09/14/2017

Time Signature, or meter, is a written indicator that shows the number of beats per measure and the type of note that carries the beat in a piece of music. This article will walk you through how to change the time signature in your sequence as well as the project default time signature in the MPC 2.0 software.