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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 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.

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 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 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 MPX8 - Triggering Samples With An External MIDI Controller

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

The Akai MPX8 is a mobile SD sample player that allows a user to load virtually any sample via standard SD or SDHC card and assign it to any of the MPX8’s eight backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads. This article walks through triggering sample

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.

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 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 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.