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Understanding Frequency Response - Why it Matters

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

All of our hardware brands have multiple units that specify their frequency response. The concepts of frequency response, frequency range, audible frequencies, how frequency relates to musical notes, etc. are absolutely central—critical—to und

Akai Pro MPD226 - Frequently Asked Questions

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

The MPD226 is a MIDI-over-USB pad controller perfect for producers, programmers, musicians and DJ's 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 comp

The Importance of Room Acoustics

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

Nothing can make or break the sound of your performance, your rehearsal space, a recording venue or a home entertainment system more than room acoustics. You may have the very best instruments, speakers, amplifiers and recording equipment and you may have placed it all perfectly in your space, but if your performance/recording/listening room has poor acoustics, you're really facing an uphill battle. Luckily, there are a lot of things you can do to improve even the worst spaces.

Syncing an Akai MPK, an MPC 2500/5000, and Reason

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 06/29/2017

If you are lucky enough to own an Akai MPC and an Akai MPK, then you should know that these can be synced together using MIDI Clock. This allows for perfect timing and instantaneous messaging between all synced devices and programs. Check out the guide

Mac OS X - Problems with MIDI devices after an update

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

Q and A: I use a Mac, and after installing an OS update, one or more of my MIDI devices aren't communicating with the computer or are acting strangely. What should I do? The suggestions in this article should help resolve your symptoms.

Akai MAX49 and PreSonus Studio One Transport Control - Windows 7

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

The MAX49 is always a great tool that adds flexibilty and improved workflow to nearly any studio. Studio One is an ever increasingly popular DAW by PreSonus. This guide takes the user through the steps to using these two great products together seemless

The Akai MAX49 - Top 5 Questions Explained

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

We've gathered together answers for five of the most common questions about the Akai MAX49 MIDI controller. This article covers details about compatibility, connections, features, and more.

iMPC App 101: Using AudioCopy to copy a Sequence to another App

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

This quick tutorial will show you how to utilize AudioCopy to copy an iMPC sequence into another App that supports AudioPaste.

MPC Fly - Frequently Asked Questions

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

There's a lot of excitement brewing about the release of the Akai Professional MPC Fly. We've gathered answers to your most common questions together in this article.

Gain Staging 101

Created: 02/13/2014 | Modified: 06/27/2017

Are you experiencing low recording level or hiss while recording? This guide will help you get better levels with lower noise.