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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 MPC Renaissance, Studio, and Software - Frequently Asked Questions

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

We've put together answers to some of the most common questions about the Akai Pro MPC Renaissance, MPC Studio and MPC Software. With the tips in this FAQ under your belt, you'll have even better control over your new hardware and software.

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

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 MPX8 - Creating a custom kit with the Editor software

Created: 05/02/2014 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPX8 comes with free Editor software that allows custom drum and sample programs to be created. Samples can be easily loaded from an SD card and arranged onto the pads. The following article will cover how to create a custom program.

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.

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 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 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 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