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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 MPC Renaissance and Studio - Using as a plugin in Cubase

Created: 05/14/2013 | Modified: 08/02/2017

The MPC Renaissance and Studio include a powerful standalone MPC application. You can also use the MPC software as a plugin within your favorite DAW such as Cubase. This guide walks you through using key features of the MPC plugin inside Cubase.

Troubleshooting USB MIDI devices on Mac

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

This guide covers basic troubleshooting steps to determine whether your USB MIDI device is recognized, and working properly on a Mac computer.

MPC 101 - Exporting Basics

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 07/24/2017

The Export option allows exporting of a project's sequence data in various formats. The exportation formats offered by the MPC software include Audio Mixdown, Project Archive and standard MIDI files. This article walks through the various exportation opt

Akai MPK2 Series - Setup in FL Studio 11

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

VIP 3.0 - How to Use Chord Progressions in Key Control

Created: 12/15/2017 | Modified: 03/28/2018

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 MPD and MPK Series - Syncing With Pro Tools

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

The Akai MPD and MPK series controllers offer powerful options for electronic music creation. The transport controls , Arpeggiator, and Note Repeat functions require that the controller be locked together with a DAW via MIDI. This guide walks through sync

So you just bought an MPC Touch. Now what?

Created: 03/30/2017 | Modified: 08/02/2017

Introducing a new approach to music production with an ultra fast and super intuitive workflow, the Touch is powered by a radiant 7" color multi-touch display. Literally grab and pinch waveforms, draw midi events, adjust envelopes, chop samples, add effects and precisely set your controls using your fingertips. If you just purchased one of these production machines, 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

Akai Pro MPD226 - Setup with Ableton Live Lite

Created: 08/06/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPD226 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

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.