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So you just bought an MPC Studio/Renaissance. Now what?

Created: 03/24/2017 | Modified: 08/02/2017

Fusing Akai Professional's legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer, MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio are the unrivaled instruments for music production. If you just purchased one of these productions beasts, you may be wondering: what do I do next? Look no further! This guide compiles all the best articles and tutorials to help you get completely up and running with your new MPC and take your productions to the next level.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Firmware Update 2.0.3 Walkthrough

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.

VIP 3.0 - How to Use Chord Progressions in Key Control

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

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 take a more in-depth look at Chord Progressions within the Key Control feature.

VIP 3.0 - How to use Key Control

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

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.

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.

Upgrade Path for MPC 2.0

Created: 06/08/2017 | Modified: 11/28/2017

With the beta release of MPC 2.0 available and the full version on the horizon, you may be wondering: Am I eligible for a free upgrade to MPC 2.0? This article will discuss the different upgrade paths available for MPC 2.0.

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Set Up in Cubase

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 10/13/2017

The MPK and MPD controllers are extremely versatile USB MIDI controllers. Whether you are looking for an all in one production setup with keys and pads or a more beat oriented workflow, the MPK and MPD controller series give the user as much creative pote