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Akai MPC500 - Mapping to the Ableton Live Drum Rack

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

The Akai MPC 500 is a portable but powerful version of the larger MPC series units. Not only is it a capable sampler and sequencer in its own right, but it can also serve conveniently as a MIDI controller for Ableton Live. The following article will walk

Akai Pro MPD232 - Setup with Ableton Live Lite

Created: 08/06/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPD232 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's 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 comp

Akai MPK2 Series - Setup in Reason 7

Created: 07/11/2014 | 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 Pro MPC Touch - Setup With Ableton Live

Created: 11/23/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

In this video I walk through setting up the MPC Touch with Ableton Live so you can access the MPC Software plugin and control Ableton's transport via the MPC Touch hardware.

Akai Pro MPX8 and Editor FAQ

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

There's a lot of excitement about the release of the Akai Professional MPX8 and Editor. We've gathered answers to your most common questions together in this article.

MPC Academy - MPC Touch Video Tutorials

Created: 03/08/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Just getting started with your MPC Touch? These videos will provide in-depth, step-by-step walkthroughs on sampling, sequencing, building programs and so much more.

Akai Pro MPC Live and X - Exporting Expansions from the MPC Software

Created: 03/08/2018 | Modified: 05/18/2018

With the MPC 2.1 update, you can export MPC expansions directly onto an external drive for use with the MPC software or in standalone with the MPC X or MPC Live. The MPC software and your MPC X/Live hardware will both need to be updated to at least firmware/software version 2.1, where this feature was introduced.

Akai Pro MPX16 - Mapping to the MPC Software

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

The Akai Pro MPX16 makes a great stand-alone sample recorder and player. The MPX16 can also be used to control the legendary MPC software. There is some basic MIDI mapping that you need to perform in order to properly control your pads. This guide will

Akai Pro EWI5000 - Troubleshooting Error Code 88

Created: 08/21/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

This guide will discuss some potential causes and solutions for the error code "88" with the EWI5000.

AKAI MAX49 - Setup for Logic Pro X

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

The MAX49 with Apple's Logic Pro X is a powerful and flexible production system. This guide covers the sync and transport settings as well as manually mapping the MAX49's touch faders to various controls in Logic Pro X.