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Akai Pro MIDIMix - Frequently Asked Questions


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Article updated 06-28-2017


akai midimix mainUp until now, there was just no solution for musicians and producers who needed a compact, easily portable way to mix and process their projects on site. But MIDImix is the best solution for portable mixing on the go.  MIDImix offers an intuitive, familiar mixer layout, solid connectivity with the most popular DAWs, and legendary Akai Professional quality. MIDImix is exactly what you need to do great mixes and professional processing on site—at the same time.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

What software is included with my purchase, and where can I download it?

The MIDImix includes Ableton Live Lite, which you will be able to download via a download card that is included in the box. Visit https://www.akaipro.com/my-account/login to create, and log in to your user account.

 

Does the product require an additional power supply?

 The MIDImix is powered by the included USB cable, and does not require an additional power supply.

 

Does the product require drivers, and where can I download them from?

 The MIDImix is class compliant, and does not require any drivers.

 

Is the product compatible with the latest Windows, and Mac operating systems?

Because the MIDImix is class compliant, it is immediately compatible with all current Windows and Mac operating systems.

 
What software does this work with?

MIDImix offers an intuitive, familiar mixer layout, with legendary Akai Pro quality and solid connectivity with the most popular DAWs. MIDImix is exactly what you need to do great mixes and professional processing on site—at the same time.

 

How do I set this up with my DAW?

The MIDIMix is built to utilize the MIDI learn function in your DAW to quickly assign the hardware controls to parameters in your DAW. We've also taken some time to put together guides and maps for some of the more popular DAWs. Visit our MIDIMix Knowledgebase page to find a map or guide for setup with your favorite DAW

 

Can I use multiple MIDImix units to control my DAW?

You sure can! Depending on what DAW you're using the setup may be different, but if you have multiple MIDImix units hooked up to your computer you can program them to have different functions in your DAW. For example, the MIDImix automatically maps to Ableton Live, so if you connect multiple units and shift the control bank down using the BANK RIGHT button, you can control as many tracks as you like. 

 

What does the 'Send All' button do?

The Send All button will send send the current position of all of the faders, knobs and buttons to your software. This can be useful if you need to recall parameters after making changes in the software. Keep in mind that if you are using a "pickup" or "Takeover" mode in your software, this button may not do anything.

 

 

Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai Pro product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Akai Pro technical support team is available to help!

Visit the links below to see our other MIDIMix guides or connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.