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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.

MPK Series - Assigning Independent Tracks to Pads and Keys Simultaneously

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

Do you want to be able to trigger drum samples using the pads on the MPK series controller keyboard, while simultaneously playing a bassline or melody on the keys? This article provides insight on the basic concept of how this type of configuration works

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 APC Mini - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 07/11/2014 | Modified: 07/06/2017

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

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

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Installing MPC 2.2 Firmware Update via USB

Created: 04/16/2018 | Modified: 04/18/2018

The MPC 2.2 firmware update for the MPC X and MPC Live can now be installed straight from a USB drive without connecting the MPC to a computer. In the video below, we walk through the process of downloading and installing the MPC 2.2 update with a USB drive.

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 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

Akai MPK Mini - Using the Preset Editor

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

The Akai MPK Mini allows for more advanced Preset editing, opening up the ability to change the way the controller interacts with your virtual instrument or DAW. This guide walks through the basics of the installation of the preset editing software as we

Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio - Using as a plugin in Pro Tools 10

Created: 05/17/2013 | Modified: 08/02/2017

This guide walks you through using key features of the MPC plugin inside Pro Tools, like setting up audio preferences, routing MIDI from the MPC Plugin to a Pro Tools Instrument Track, and more.