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Akai Pro MPC X - Unboxing and Basic Setup

Created: 07/10/2017 | Modified: 07/10/2017

In this video, we unbox the brand new Akai Pro MPC X! This includes a walkthrough of the box contents, inputs and outputs, as well as how to plug it in and start making some noise.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - Drum Warp and Flatten Pad Tutorials

Created: 10/25/2017 | Modified: 10/25/2017

In these new MPC Lounge videos, we explore two recent feature additions introduced with the 2.0.5 update. Drum Warp and Flatten Pad open up a new creative drum programming possibilities to our king of swing, the MPC.

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 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

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 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 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 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.