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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 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.

Akai MPC 2500 - Tips and Tricks

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/29/2017

The MPC 2500 is a staple of music production, used by professional producers, beatmakers, and other musicians everywhere. MPCs make it quick and easy to make beats and shape them to perfection. In this column, we'll give you some ideas on how to get even more out of your MPC2500. Nearly all MPC users can benefit from these tips, with the exception of the Auto Chromatic feature, which is just for the MPC2500.

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.

MPC X, MPC Live, and MPC Software - Using MIDI Learn in the MPC Software and MPC Standalone Mode

Created: 05/04/2018 | Modified: 05/18/2018

As of MPC Software and firmware version 2.2, users can now take advantage of external MIDI controllers to control the software and hardware. MPC's MIDI Learn function allows for unprecedented control and flexibility for controlling parameters in MPC projects. Whether you are assigning controls in the MPC Software or directly on the standalone hardware, parameter assignments will translate and function the same way across both applications for an enhanced and integrated experience.

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 Advance Keyboards - Setup in FL Studio

Created: 06/15/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

In this short video, we walk through setting up the Akai Pro Advance Series Keyboards with FL Studio. We review setting up transport control and sync.

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.

VIP - Everything you need to know about managing Plugins and Presets inside VIP

Created: 04/22/2015 | Modified: 08/03/2017

With the Advance Keyboards and VIP (Virtual Instrument Player) software, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. This video walks through how to manage your all your plugins and presets in VIP, including Scanning Your Plugins, Plugins with Expansions (Kontakt 5), Importing User Presets, and Auto Importing.

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.