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AKAI MPC Renaissance And Studio - Setting Up MOTU BPM As A Plugin In The MPC Software

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

Using VST plugins within the MPC software is a great way to expand your creative possibilities. Because of it's design similarities with Akai's longstanding line of MPC sequencers, MOTU BPM is a very useful tool when mapped properly to the pads of the MPC

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.

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.

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.

Akai MPC5000 - Using Q-Links to Control and Sequence External Synths

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

Many external synthesizers and modules have parameters such as filters, envelopes, and oscillators that can be controlled by MIDI Continuous Controllers (CCs). You can use MPC5000 Q-Link controls to send and sequence MIDI CCs to control these parameters.

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

Akai MPC5000 - Replacement CDM25 DVD-ROM Drive Installation

Created: 10/22/2015 | Modified: 08/17/2017

In this video we walk through how to install or replace the CDM25 DVD-ROM drive in an Akai Professional MPC500 or MPC2500. The plug-and-play DVD drive comes right out with no tools, and can be swapped out in about 2 minutes. Just a screw driver is needed

Akai Pro MAX49 - Setup for Cubase

Created: 09/24/2013 | Modified: 06/28/2017

The MAX49 can provide powerful control of Cubase's user interface and virtual instruments. This guide will provide you with quick setup instructions for the MAX49's Cubase preset, and Cubase's preferences to setup the MAX49 for MIDI Note transmission, sur

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