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Akai Pro MPC Live - Battery Optimization

Created: 10/02/2017 | Modified: 03/07/2018

Your MPC Live is capable of handling complex processing when sequencing MIDI data and audio. Just like an operating system on your computer, steps can be taken to optimize your workflow to experience the best possible performance. This article will cover some basic guidelines for optimizing the MPC Live's battery life.

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.

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 Pro MPC Touch - Sequencing and Sampling with a Synthesizer or Drum Module

Created: 05/15/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPC Touch offers all of the connectivity and features you need to integrate your favorite synthesizers and drum modules into your performance workflow. This guide will walk through the steps necessary to get your analog synthesizer/drum modules connected and synchronized with your MPC Touch.

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

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 iMPC App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 10/03/2013 | Modified: 07/06/2017

Akai professional brings classic MPC producion to the power and convenience of iOS devices, like the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. We've collected tips, tricks, and answers to your top iMPC questions into one mega iMPC FAQ for your reading pleasure.

Turntables - Belt Drive vs. Direct Drive

Created: 02/07/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

As I mentioned in my previous article on cartridges (“needles”), turntables are getting very popular again. This is probably a good time to take a step back and look at the two main types of turntables in use today—belt-drive and direct-drive—explore how they work, what the thought is behind each one, and what the pluses and minuses are of the two types.

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 MPC Touch - Setup and Feature Walkthrough Videos

Created: 03/09/2017 | Modified: 09/07/2017

This video series covers all of the great features of the MPC Touch from building a simple beat, to recording loops, to even using plugins and editing programs. All without looking at a computer. Whether you are new to MPC or a seasoned veteran just picki