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Akai MPD and MPK Series - Setup in Ableton Live 9 Lite

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

The MPD and MPK series 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 MPD and MPK controller series gives you a ton of creative

Akai Pro MPC Renaissance - Creating Custom Samples

Created: 05/02/2014 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Have a synth or external sound module you would like to sample? With the MPC Renaissance/MPC Software it has never been easier. You can even quantize the sample with legendary MPC swing! The following article will show you how to record a MIDI track, se

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 MPK and MPD Series - Setup with Studio One 2

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

The Akai MPK series controllers are amazing machines that inspire creativity with every touch of the keys, or smash of the pads. They link seamlessly with music production DAW's and give you the power and flexibility every musician needs. With built in

Akai MPX8 - Creating a custom kit with the Editor software

Created: 05/02/2014 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPX8 comes with free Editor software that allows custom drum and sample programs to be created. Samples can be easily loaded from an SD card and arranged onto the pads. The following article will cover how to create a custom program.

Akai MPX8 - Triggering Samples With An External MIDI Controller

Created: 05/02/2014 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The Akai MPX8 is a mobile SD sample player that allows a user to load virtually any sample via standard SD or SDHC card and assign it to any of the MPX8’s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. This article walks through triggering sample

MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio - Controlling Instruments in Reason on OSX

Created: 03/17/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

This guide will help you setup the Standalone MPC Software to transmit MIDI to Reason's instruments.

Gain Staging 101

Created: 02/13/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Are you experiencing low recording level or hiss while recording? This guide will help you get better levels with lower noise.

MPC Renaissance and Studio - Sampling Streaming Audio Using SoundFlower

Created: 10/03/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Soundflower is an OS X system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications. Soundflower is a free, open-source utility and runs on Mac Intel and PPC computers.

MPC Series - Syncing Your MPC With FL Studio

Created: 10/03/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

FL Studio is a popular and powerful music production software that an Akai MPC complements very well. With any piece of music production equipment, accurate timing is very important. This guide covers how to synchronize the tempo of your MPC with FL Studi