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Akai EIE and EIE Pro - Setup with Presonus Studio One

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 07/06/2017

Containing 4 routable inputs and outputs, the EIE Pro expands on the stereo inputs and outputs normally found on computer sound cards, and external audio interfaces. This guide covers setting up all inputs and outputs for use in Presonus Studio One.

Akai Pro MPC X and MPC Live - System Resources Management

Created: 03/07/2018 | Modified: 03/07/2018

Your MPC hardware is capable of handling complex processing when sequencing MIDI data and audio. Just like an operating system on your computer, steps can be taken to optimize your workflow to experience the best possible performance. This article will cover some basic guidelines for optimizing the MPC hardware's System Resources for getting the best performance from its CPU and managing RAM usage.

Akai Pro MPC Renaissance - Creating Custom Samples

Created: 05/02/2014 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Have a synth or external sound module you would like to sample? With the MPC Renaissance/MPC Software it has never been easier. You can even quantize the sample with legendary MPC swing! The following article will show you how to record a MIDI track, se

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Support for Akai Pro Products

Created: 09/29/2015 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Apple has scheduled the release of Mac OS X 10.11 for September 30, 2015. In an effort to keep you updated on the compatibility of your Akai Pro product(s), stay tuned to this article for the latest news about OS X 10.11 El Capitan Support.

Akai Pro LPD8 Wireless - Unboxing and Pairing Overview

Created: 12/28/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

Tripping over your wires? The Akai Pro LPD8 Wireless connects wirelessly to your device running both MacOS and iOS! In this video, I unbox the Akai Pro LPD8 Wireless and show you what's included. I also review how easy it is to pair the LPD8 Wireless with

MPC Renaissance and Studio - Sampling Streaming Audio Using SoundFlower

Created: 10/03/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Soundflower is an OS X system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications. Soundflower is a free, open-source utility and runs on Mac Intel and PPC computers.

Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio - Chopping Drum Loops

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

Have you ever used a drum loop in your project, but wanted a way to easily transform that repetitive beat into interesting drum fills, transitions and alternate patterns? With the MPC software, you have the ability to chop any pre-recorded audio loop int

Akai AFX - Serato Flip Expansion Tutorial

Created: 11/19/2014 | Modified: 07/12/2017

Serato's Flip expansion pack is a great tool for those using Serato DJ 1.7.1 and up. With Serato Flip, you can record and play back triggered cue point information at any time during your set. Flip mode allows the ability to edit tracks, extend intros a

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 MPK mini mkII - Complete Setup in MPC Essentials

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

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 setting up the Akai Pro MPK mini with the MPC Essentials software as well as SONiVOX Wobble 2 and AIR Hybrid 3.