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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.

Akai Pro MPD226 - Setup with MPC Essentials

Created: 12/21/2015 | Modified: 12/07/2017

The MPD226 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs 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 computer music production. This guide walks through how to setup the MPD226 with the included MPC Essentials software.

Akai Pro MIDImix - Setup with Logic Pro X

Created: 02/26/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

MIDImix is a portable compact high-performance mixer that has the unique ability to control your Digital Audio Workstation. This article walks through how to set up and map out the MIDImix with Logic Pro X.

Akai APC Mini - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 07/11/2014 | Modified: 09/18/2018

APC mini is the most portable all-in-one Ableton controller solution with Akai Pro build quality. Engineered specifically for the mobile musician and the desktop producer, APC mini concentrates the essential features of the APC40 mkII, Akai Pro’s flagsh

Akai APC Series - Modifications and Extended Techniques for Ableton

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 MPK2 Series - Setup in Steinberg Cubase

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

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

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 Pro MPC Essentials - Creating and Using a Keygroup Program

Created: 04/04/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

A keygroup is a type of program in MPC that will take a sample and pitch it across all of the keys on your MIDI controller or pads on your MPC, essentially creating your own virtual instrument. For example, you could turn a single bass note sample into an entire playable bass program by creating a keygroup with the sample. Keygroups are useful for adding melodic elements to your songs without using plugins or instruments, or for adding pitched layers to your drums. This guide will walk through how to create

Ableton - MPK49 and APC40 Control Mapping Tips

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 07/12/2017

One user asked us how to setup the Akai MPK49, and the Akai APC40 with Ableton so that both devices act as Control Surfaces, while allowing the APC40 (only) to also be manually mapped to additional controls. This is a great question, and something we tho