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Akai Pro Tom Cat - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 10/14/2015 | Modified: 07/12/2017

The Akai Professional Tom Cat is an exciting true analog drum machine with five built-in percussion voices, including Kick, Snare, and Clap sounds with chromatically tunable Disco Toms. Onboard controls—all continuously variable—enable users to custom

Akai Pro Advance Series - Setup in Pro Tools

Created: 08/24/2015 | Modified: 08/03/2017

Akai Professional's Advance Keyboards are like nothing else you've ever played. Along with the VIP software, the Advance series gives you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument with an exclusive, interactive, ful

Akai Pro MPD218 - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 08/05/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MPD218 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJs 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 compu

Akai MPC1000 - Using with an External Sound Module

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

The MPC 1000 is a powerful sequencer and sampler. The capabilities of the MPC 1000 can be expanded when used as a sequencer to trigger external synthesizer modules. The following guide walks through the procedure for using the MPC 1000 to trigger an exte

Akai Pro MIDIMix - Frequently Asked Questions

Created: 08/05/2015 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Up until now, there was just no solution for musicians and producers who needed a compact, easily portable way to mix and process their projects on site. But MIDImix is the best solution for portable mixing on the go. MIDImix offers an intuitive, familia

Akai Pro MPC Touch - Setup With FL Studio

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

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

Akai Pro MPC X - Deconstructing a Project

Created: 07/24/2017 | Modified: 07/24/2017

In this video, we're going to deconstruct and rebuild a demo project on the MPC X including examining the elements of a full sequence, editing that sequence, and adding our own twist.

Why the Needle (Cartridge) Matters So Much in a Turntable

Created: 01/10/2017 | Modified: 06/27/2017

There is an undeniable attraction to playing records. Real music and equipment enthusiasts—so-called “audiophiles”—swear that nothing sounds as good, as realistic, as “organic” if you will, as a great record. Audiophiles tend to like the sound

Akai MPC 500/2500/5000 Velocity Curve Explained

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

Some people can hit it right and some people just can't. For those of us with lighter touches or for those of us who are just plain heavy-handed, the MPC 500/2500/5000 allows the user to adjust the velocity curve of the assigned sound to better suit a pa

Akai Pro AMX - Calibrating the Innofader

Created: 04/30/2015 | Modified: 01/29/2018

A powerful controller for any performer, AMX controls 2 decks of Serato DJ with an intuitive array of faders, touch-activated knobs, and buttons. At the very heart of the AMX is the Innofader crossfader which offers unparalleled levels of quality and dur