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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 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,

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.

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

Akai Pro MPC Live and MPC 2.0 - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 01/20/2017 | Modified: 11/20/2017

The MPC Live is the newest addition to the MPC hardware and software controller family! Featuring both complete standalone operation and full control over the brand new MPC 2.0 software, this machine is the best of both worlds. This guide will discuss some of the popular questions about the MPC Live and MPC 2.0 features and functionality

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in Pro Tools First

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

The MPK Mini MKII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK Mini MKII lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. This article walks through setting up the Akai Pro MPK Mini MKII with Pro Tools First.

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 Pro MPC Renaissance and Studio - Installing and Setting up the Expansion Pack Plugins

Created: 03/25/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

This article walks through all the basics steps of how to install and open your Expansion plugin in the MPC software. To find out how to install and setup the Expansion Pack plugins, check out this article and then jump right in!

Akai Pro Advance Series - How to Download, Install, and Authorize VIP

Created: 04/09/2015 | Modified: 08/03/2017

With the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. The videos in this article walk through how to log into your akaipro.com user account, download the included software, and install it on your computer.

macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS11 Support for Akai Pro Products

Created: 09/08/2017 | Modified: 12/15/2017

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 compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and iOS11.