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VIP 3.0 - How to use Key Control

Created: 12/15/2017 | Modified: 12/18/2017

Key Control allows you to play select Scales, Harmonies, or Chord Progressions up and down your keyboard without worrying about playing a note outside of the selected key or scale. This article will walk you through how to use the Key Control feature within the VIP 3.0 software.

VIP 3.0 - How to Use Chord Progressions in Key Control

Created: 12/15/2017 | Modified: 03/28/2018

Key Control allows you to play select Scales, Harmonies, or Chord Progressions up and down your keyboard without worrying about playing a note outside of the selected key or scale. This article will take a more in-depth look at Chord Progressions within the Key Control feature.

Akai Pro MPK Mini mkII - Setup with UVI Workstation

Created: 11/30/2017 | Modified: 11/30/2017

The MPK Mini mkII is a versatile, class compliant, USB Midi controller that can have you creating music with your favorite DAW in no time. A very simple yet powerful solution is the UVI Workstation; a free standalone DAW with built-in sounds. If you are a seasoned pro or getting into midi based music production for the first time, this software makes it easy to make music.

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 MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Pro Tools First

Created: 05/15/2017 | Modified: 11/02/2018

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 MKII lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This article walks through setting up the Akai Pro MPK Mini MKII with Pro Tools First.

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Sampling with MPC Essentials

Created: 05/08/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Have a keyboard, vocal, or instrument that you want to sample? With MPC Essentials, it has never been easier! The following article walks through how to record a sample using your computer's internal sound card, or an external audio interface.

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Sample Editing Basics

Created: 04/21/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Samples are digitized snippets of audio that can either be recorded using the recording function of your MPC software or loaded from the File Browser. Have a keyboard, vocal, or instrument that you want to sample? With MPC Essentials, it has never been easier! The following article will show you how to take a sample, assign it to a pad, and chop it up.

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Presonus Studio One Prime

Created: 04/19/2017 | Modified: 12/18/2017

The Akai MPK mini mkII series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. The MPK series are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive interfacing and manipulation of virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. This article walks through how to setup the MPK mini mkII series controller with Presonus Studio One Prime.

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Exporting Basics

Created: 04/04/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

You've finally finished your beat or your song and you're ready to share it with the world, so now what? The MPC Essentials software gives a few different options for exporting your music. The following guide will walk you through the four basic ways you can export your music from MPC Essentials.

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Creating and Using a Keygroup Program

Created: 04/04/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

A keygroup is a type of program in MPC that will take a sample and pitch it across all of the keys on your MIDI controller or pads on your MPC, essentially creating your own virtual instrument. For example, you could turn a single bass note sample into an entire playable bass program by creating a keygroup with the sample. Keygroups are useful for adding melodic elements to your songs without using plugins or instruments, or for adding pitched layers to your drums. This guide will walk through how to create