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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

Akai Professional EWI5000 - Updating the Firmware

Created: 09/18/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai Professional EWI5000 combines innovative instrument design, wireless connectivity, and a sound library by SONiVOX to create the most expressive and versatile wind instrument available to today's musicians. The game-changing instrument combines t

iMPC App 101: Triggering the iMPC pads with a Class Compliant MIDI device

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 05/09/2018

Class compliant USB audio interfaces, MIDI controllers and keyboards can be connected to the iPad using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit. These devices can be used to trigger the pads in your iMPC App. This article shows you how achieve this.

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 MAX49 - Setup for Reaper

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

In this tutorial we'll cover the Reaper's industry standard features for MIDI controllers by setting up a MAX49 for keyboard

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 Professional MPX16 - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 09/22/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai Professional MPX16 is an advanced sample player with sixteen backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. A compact sampling powerhouse, this article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Akai Professional MPX16.

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 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.

Akai Pro MPX16 - Loading Samples

Created: 04/28/2015 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Loading samples with the Akai Pro MPX16 is quick and easy. In this article, we walk through loading WAV samples from either an external SD card or from the internal memory.