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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 EWI USB - Tips and Tricks

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 07/12/2017

Every composer struggles at some point with how to effectively get what is in his or her head and heart into a finished piece of music. Sometimes it can be equally hard just to get a specific sound or expression the way you want it. Fortunately, the EWI U

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.

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 LPK25 Wireless - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 12/05/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Don’t let wires tie you down; the Akai Pro LPK25 Wireless connects wirelessly to your device running both MacOS and iOS! The LPK25 Wireless is ideal for musicians that want to take their projects with them on the go or just want to rid themselves of the

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 Pro MPC Touch - Complete Setup And Routing in Logic Pro X

Created: 11/30/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPC Touch and included MPC software combine to create a powerful beat-making machine, incorporating all elements of the legendary MPC workflow. Using the MPC software as a plugin adds even more features and options to connect and interact with your fa

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

Akai APC Series - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 07/06/2017

APC40 and APC20 users and programmers strive to develop extended techniques from the APC series in bold and innovative ways by creating Ableton Control Surface Templates, and Max for Live devices that add features beyond the scope of MIDI mapping. This ar

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.