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Created: 07/10/2017 | Modified: 07/10/2017
In this video, we unbox the brand new Akai Pro MPC X! This includes a walkthrough of the box contents, inputs and outputs, as well as how to plug it in and start making some noise.
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: 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: 07/24/2017 | Modified: 07/24/2017
In this video, we're going to deconstruct and rebuild a demo project on the MPC X including examining the elements of a full sequence, editing that sequence, and adding our own twist.
Created: 08/21/2017 | Modified: 08/24/2017
Keeping your storage devices running in tip-top shape is key to being successful with an MPC X or MPC Live and this means periodically re-formatting to free up unused space. In these videos, we show you how you can quickly and easily reformat any SATA drive, USB thumb drive, or SD card with the MPC Live or X.
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: 09/08/2017 | Modified: 12/15/2017
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: 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.
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 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.