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Akai Professional BT500 - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 04/29/2016 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai Pro BT500 belt-drive turntable extracts every musical detail and subtle nuance from your beloved record collection. This article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Akai Pro BT500.

macOS Sierra 10.12 and iOS 10 Support For Akai Pro Products

Created: 09/20/2016 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Whenever a new operating system is released, it is crucial to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before choosing to make the jump. This article will be updated periodically to reflect the current status of Akai Pro hardware and software

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 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 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.

iMPC App 101: Transferring iMPC content to and from your computer

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

iMPC App 101: Transferring iMPC content to and, from your computer is super straight foward. In this article we show you how to save your exported iMPC sequences, projects, and songs on your computer. We also show you how to transfer samples from your com

Akai MPC Renaissance - Troubleshooting USB Audio Artifacts or Latency

Created: 08/04/2015 | Modified: 06/27/2017

As with any USB audio interface, there are many potential causes of symptoms like distortion, artifacts (clicks/pops/crackling), and latency. This guide provides some helpful tips to troubleshoot the issue and get you back to making music!

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 Pro MPD226 and MPD232 - Setup and Mapping in Cubase

Created: 05/20/2016 | Modified: 07/06/2017

The MPD226 and MPD232 are USB/MIDI pad controllers perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's alike. This article provides presets, mapping files and instructions to map your MPD226 or MPD232 out to Cubase.

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.