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Akai MPC Renaissance and Studio - Triggering an External Sound Module from the MPC plug-in in Ableton

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

There are lots of creative possibilities when it comes to the MPC Renaissance and its ability to route and be routed to various places. This guide walks through how to trigger an external sound module from the MPC Renaissance while running the MPC softwa

Akai MAX49 - Setup for Logic Pro 9

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

The MAX49 with Apple's Logic Pro is a powerful and flexible production system. This guide will outline syncing the tempo and transport controls between the MAX49 and Logic, as well as one method of assigning the MAX49's touch faders to any parameter.

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 MPC5000 - Massive Aggressive Distortion

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

Here's an effects chain that’s designed for absolute distortion craziness. We recommend trying it on drums, hits, and 16th note arpeggiated synths.

Akai MPC Series - Synchronizing with Cubase LE

Created: 09/25/2013 | Modified: 08/17/2017

A step-by-step walkthrough on how to synchronize your MPC with Cubase LE.

Akai MPC5000 - Using the frequency shifter for huge chorus and stereo effects

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

Frequency Shifter is an effect that has been around for a long time, but fell out of favor in the late 1970s. Today, producers are rediscovering this effect that does NOT do what its name implies. A frequency shifter does not function as a pitch shifter;

Mac OS X: Accessing Hidden Library Folders

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

In this Tip's N Tricks article, I want to point out a very important tip for getting around one of Apple's more peculiar security precautions in Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion. By default, the User Library folder is hidden in Mac OS 10.7 and above. We'

VIP 3.0 - How to use Key Control

Created: 12/15/2017 | Modified: 12/15/2017

Key Control allows you to play select Scales, Harmonies, or Chord Progressions up and down your keyboard without worrying about playing a note outside of the selected key or scale. This article will walk you through how to use the Key Control feature within the VIP 3.0 software.

VIP 3.0 - How to Use Chord Progressions in Key Control

Created: 12/15/2017 | Modified: 12/15/2017

Key Control allows you to play select Scales, Harmonies, or Chord Progressions up and down your keyboard without worrying about playing a note outside of the selected key or scale. This article will take a more in-depth look at Chord Progressions within the Key Control feature.