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Understanding Frequency Response - Why it Matters

Created: 01/10/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

All of our hardware brands have multiple units that specify their frequency response. The concepts of frequency response, frequency range, audible frequencies, how frequency relates to musical notes, etc. are absolutely central—critical—to und

Akai MPC Element - Software Installation And Unlock Process

Created: 05/02/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai MPC Element is a portable solution for musicians looking to take their work on the go. Using the included MPC Essentials Software, or an unlocked copy of the MPC Software, The MPC Element allows for powerful groove production and composition in a

Akai MPC Renaissance - Troubleshooting USB Audio Artifacts or Latency

Created: 08/04/2015 | Modified: 06/27/2017

As with any USB audio interface, there are many potential causes of symptoms like distortion, artifacts (clicks/pops/crackling), and latency. This guide provides some helpful tips to troubleshoot the issue and get you back to making music!

MPC Academy - MPC Touch Video Tutorials

Created: 03/08/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Just getting started with your MPC Touch? These videos will provide in-depth, step-by-step walkthroughs on sampling, sequencing, building programs and so much more.

MPC 101 - Syncing a MIDI controller with an MPC Touch

Created: 04/17/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Many of the latest MIDI controllers feature built-in arpeggiators, noterepeat or even step sequencers. To help you integrate these features into your MPC workflow, the MPC Touch lets you send MIDI Beat Clock sync out to your external MIDI controllers. This article takes the user through syncing the standalone MPC app with MIDI controllers.

Akai MPK Mini - Setup in Ableton Live

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

This guide will provide you with an easy to follow introduction to setting up an Akai MPK mini with Ableton Live. Make sure to connect the MPK mini to a USB port before opening Ableton Live. The example below was performed using Windows XP and Ableton Liv

Akai MPK2 Series - Complete Download, Unlock, and Setup in MPC Essentials

Created: 05/05/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai MPK2 series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. The MPK225, MPK249, and MPK261 are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive i

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in MPC Essentials

Created: 04/28/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPK mini is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini 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 with the MPC Essentials software as well as SONiVOX Wobble 2 and AIR Hybrid 3.

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Ableton Live Lite

Created: 06/23/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPK mini mkII is an ultra-compact controller designed for the traveling musician and desktop producer. This guide discusses the general set up and use of the keyboard and included plugins with Ableton Live Lite.

Akai Pro MPD218 - How to Download and Use the Included Sample Content

Created: 02/15/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. Its intuitive blend of MPC controls and technologies mesh with easy USB connectivity to bring the feel of classic beat making into the world of comp