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Akai Pro MIDImix - Setup with Studio One 2

Created: 02/26/2016 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The Akai Pro MIDImix is a portable compact high-performance mixer that has the unique ability to control your Digital Audio Workstation. Check out the following video that the folks over at WinkSound created on how to map a MIDI controller - which you ca

Akai Pro - MPC X Overview and Demo

Created: 01/09/2017 | Modified: 07/11/2017

This video, originally released by Sound On Sound Magazine, walks through the main features of the MPC X.

Troubleshooting Class Compliant USB Computer Peripherals

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

In this article, we detail how to troubleshoot class compliant USB Audio and MIDI devices, including common symptoms and solutions.

Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio - Using as a Plugin in Digital Performer

Created: 09/26/2013 | Modified: 08/02/2017

The MPC Renaissance and Studio include a powerful standalone MPC application. You can also use the MPC software as a plugin within your favorite DAW such as MOTU Digital Performer. This guide walks you through using key features of the MPC plugin inside D

MPC 1000 - Syncing with Reason 7

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

The MPC 1000 puts the classic MPC workflow and sound into a portable and affordable package. It can operate as a standalone unit or as a MIDI device synced to your favorite DAW. This guide covers how to MIDI sync the MPC 1000 with Reason 7.

Akai MPC5000 - Performance Tools

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 06/27/2017

The MPC5000 not only features great tools for song and beat production, it's also a powerful live-performance instrument. From dirty, gritty, in-your-face distortions to wacky modulation effects, the MPC5000's effects engine could easily replace an entire

Akai Pro MPK mini mkII - Getting Started

Created: 03/04/2016 | Modified: 06/27/2017

In this video we cover setting up the MPK mini mkII with the included MPC Essentials software and the AIR Hybrid plugin. We walk through downloading, installing, and authorizing the software and how to quickly get up and running and making music.

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

EWI4000S - Playing out of tune

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

There are factors that can cause an Akai EWI4000S to play out of tune. In this article, we'll cover some easy steps you can make to sure your EWI4000 will play in perfect tune.

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.