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Created: 09/25/2017 | Modified: 09/18/2018
With every new Apple OS comes new features and new challenges. Starting with macOS High Sierra, improved security features now require the user to enable a system extension for any new driver being installed to the operating system. Because this applies to Akai Pro products like the MPC Live or EIE Pro, we'll show you how to do this in just a few simple steps.
Created: 09/14/2017 | Modified: 02/14/2018
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: 09/08/2017 | Modified: 08/24/2018
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: 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: 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: 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: 07/24/2017 | Modified: 08/17/2018
Every MPC workflow is composed of a few basic elements: songs, sequences, tracks, and programs. Before you can be an MPC master, you'll need to understand how they all work together. In this article, we'll go over the basics of each element and how they relate to each other.
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: 07/12/2017 | 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: 07/10/2017 | 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.