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Akai MPK mini mkII - Difficulty loading Wobble and Hybrid 3 in MPC Essentials

Created: 07/22/2016 | Modified: 08/03/2017

The Akai Pro MPK mini mkII includes a powerful software bundle featuring MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble, and AIR Hybrid 3. We don't expect everyone to be an expert on organizing VST plugins, 32-bit vs. 64-bit, or the quirks of activating iLok licenses. Th

VIP - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 04/09/2015 | Modified: 06/27/2017

With the VIP (Virtual Instrument Player) software application, your entire VST library is controlled by one application. Included with the Akai Pro Advance, Alesis VX49, and M-Audio CTRL49, VIP puts automatic plugin control at your fingertips. The includ

Akai Pro MPC Essentials - Sampling with MPC Essentials

Created: 05/08/2017 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Have a keyboard, vocal, or instrument that you want to sample? With MPC Essentials, it has never been easier! The following article walks through how to record a sample using your computer's internal sound card, or an external audio interface.

Akai MPK and MPD Series - Setup with Logic Pro X

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The Akai MPK and MPD series controllers are powerful music production tools that integrate well with a variety of popular digital audio software. This guide covers how to setup your MPK or MPD controllers with Apple's Logic Pro X.

VIP 3.0 - How to Redeem and Download VIP 3.0

Created: 11/01/2017 | Modified: 11/01/2017

VIP is a ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a total control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection. VIP provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware/software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format. The combination of VIP and a compatible keyboard controller maximizes workflow and ensur

macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS11 Support for Akai Pro Products

Created: 09/08/2017 | Modified: 02/21/2018

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 compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS11.

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 05/06/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The MPK mini is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This article walks through a number of Frequently Asked Questions about the Akai MPK Mini MKII.

Akai Pro MPC Renaissance & Studio Black - Complete Download, Installation, and Unlock Process

Created: 05/05/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPC Renaissance, Studio, and Studio Black fuse legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer. But before getting started you'll want to authorize and unlock your MPC software. This video and guide walks through how to download,

Connecting USB Audio Interfaces, MIDI Controllers, and Keyboards to an iPad or iOS device

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

You can connect any class compliant USB audio interface or MIDI controller or keyboard to your iPad. This article shows you what devices you can connect, and also includes some tips to ensure success when using the Apple Camera iPad Connection Kit.

Akai MPK Mini - Setup in Ableton Live

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

This guide will provide you with an easy to follow introduction to setting up an Akai MPK mini with Ableton Live. Make sure to connect the MPK mini to a USB port before opening Ableton Live. The example below was performed using Windows XP and Ableton Liv