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Created: 09/08/2017 | Modified: 02/21/2018
Whenever a new operating system is released, it is crucial to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before choosing to make the jump. This article will be updated periodically to reflect the current status of Akai Pro hardware and software compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS11.
Created: 07/13/2017 | Modified: 09/27/2017
In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.0.3 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.
Created: 06/19/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017
Both the MPC X and MPC Live are capable of interfacing with your computer to transfer files to and from the hardware. Start your projects on the hardware and continue working on your computer or vice versa - wherever you are, the music won't be far behind! This guide will walk through the process of properly formatting your external or internal drive as well as transferring project files, MPC expansions, and sample content.
Created: 01/06/2017 | Modified: 07/11/2017
The MPC X is the newest addition to the MPC hardware and software controller family! Featuring both complete standalone operation and full control over the brand new MPC 2.0 software, this machine is the best of both worlds. This guide will discuss some of the popular questions about the MPC X and MPC 2.0 features and functionality
Created: 02/14/2018 | Modified: 02/15/2018
In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live to the latest 2.1 update. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.
Created: 07/12/2017 | Modified: 07/12/2017
With so many new additions to the new MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC 2.0 Software, it's tough to keep track. In this video series, we walk through some key new features and how to use them.
Created: 09/27/2017 | Modified: 12/29/2017
In this video, we walk through the process of updating the firmware on an MPC X and MPC Live. This includes where to download, how to connect the MPC, and how to run the firmware updater.
Created: 08/23/2017 | Modified: 08/23/2017
When making music with any software, it's easy to get carried away and forget about all the files and data that are being stored and recalled behind the scenes. Without proper file management and backup, one missing file can bring any creative flow to a grinding halt. In this guide, we will cover tips and tricks pertaining to basic project and file management, including creating backups, exporting a project as an archive, and freeing up extra HD space so you can focus more on your music.
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
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.