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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.

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.

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.

Akai Pro MPK2 Series - Setup with MPC 2.0 Software

Created: 11/21/2017 | Modified: 11/21/2017

With the release of the MPC 2.0 software, new doors have been opened for users of the Akai Pro MPK 2 series. Whether you own an MPC or not, MPK 2 users now have the ability to interact directly with the MPC software for comprehensive interfacing and manipulation of virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. This article walks through how to set up an MPK2 series controller with the MPC 2.0 Software.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Complete Setup And Routing in Logic Pro X

Created: 11/14/2017 | Modified: 11/14/2017

The MPC X and MPC LIVE combined with the included MPC software create a powerful beat-making machine. Using the MPC software as a plugin adds even more features and options to connect and interact with your favorite DAW. This guide walks you through everything you need to know about using the Akai Pro MPC X and LIVE as a plugin inside Logic Pro X.

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 MPC Touch - Downloading, Installing, and Authorizing MPC 2.0

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

Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution. In this video, we show you how to download, install, and authorize the MPC 2.0 software for your MPC Touch.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Drum Warp and Flatten Pad Tutorials

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.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Ableton Link Setup and Tutorial

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.

Akai Pro MPC Live - Battery and Processor Management

Created: 10/02/2017 | Modified: 10/18/2017

Your MPC Live is capable of handling complex processing when sequencing MIDI data and audio. Just like an operating system on your computer, steps can be taken to optimize your workflow to experience the best possible performance. This article will cover some basic guidelines for optimizing the MPC Live's battery life, getting the best performance from its CPU, and managing RAM usage.