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Akai Pro MPC Touch - Downloading, Installing, and Authorizing MPC 2.0

Created: 10/27/2017 | Modified: 10/27/2017

Combining the might of a pro-level piece of production gear truly fit to carry the MPC shield with the tactile ease of use found on smartphones and tablets, the Touch is truly a workflow revolution. In this video, we show you how to download, install, and authorize the MPC 2.0 software for your MPC Touch.

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

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.

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 MIDImix - Setup with Ableton Live Lite

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

Up until now, there was just no solution for musicians and producers who needed a compact, easily portable way to mix and process their projects on site. But MIDImix is the best solution for portable mixing on the go. MIDImix offers an intuitive, familia

Akai Pro MPD226 - Setup in Logic Pro X

Created: 04/21/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPD226 is a USB/MIDI pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. This article provides presets, preference files, and instructions on how to easily map setup the controller with Logic Pro X.

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

Akai Pro Advance Series and VIP - Setup with Presonus Studio One

Created: 07/29/2015 | Modified: 08/03/2017

Akai Professional's Advance Keyboards are like nothing else you've ever played. Along with the VIP software, the Advance series gives you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument with an exclusive, interactive, ful

VIP - Everything You Need To Know About FX Plugin Maps

Created: 06/21/2016 | Modified: 08/03/2017

With the addition of FX Plugin support in VIP 2.0, plugin maps will be provided to map VIP with the most popular effect plugins on the market today. Plugin Maps give you automatic factory preset importing, automatic category tagging, and automatic control

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